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Water Protectant No. 3 - Premium Leather Protector with Applicator Pad

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Water Protectant No. 3 - Premium Leather Protector

Water Protectant Formula No. 3 is a natural medley of deeply penetrating oils and waxes that both condition and protect leather from malevolent elements. Do you want to protect your quality leather items from the elements? Formula No. 3 is the perfect solution. It is specifically designed to handle harsh weather conditions, especially rain and snow with deeply penetrating natural oils and waxes that both condition and protect. This environmentally safe recipe works great on boots, shoes, purses, bags, outdoor gear, and motorcycle equipment. Made in USA. Available in both 6 & 12 oz bottles.

Includes a FREE reusable cotton terry leather protector applicator pad for best results!

Whet your appetite with our Water Protectant No. 3 Recipe Guide!


Water Protectant contains deeply penetrating natural oils and waxes that simultaneously condition and protect your leather. Designed for leather frequently exposed to harsh weather conditions, its thick consistency will bolster your leather’s natural defenses while providing a rich source of nourishment to keep it healthy and strong. When applied, Water Protectant should cause water to bead on the surface of your leather, rolling off rather than absorbing. It will ward off rain, snow, mud, and other elements, ensuring maximum outdoor protection for all your swashbuckling adventures.


Brewed to perfection with all-natural ingredients and an optimal pH-balanced recipe, this leather conditioner stands out from the crowd for its distinctive style: a rich, creamy consistency laced with scent of fir tree. As you condition, this recipe will recall the untamed, rugged sensations of the wilderness to your mind, teasing your nose with a whiff of the great outdoors. This subtle sensation lasts only as long as the conditioner takes to absorb, and will not affect your leather’s natural scents – we’re as big a fan of them as you are! All the while, Water Protectant is environmentally friendly and made with FDA approved, cosmetic grade ingredients completely natural and safe for human skin. We’ve even watched people drink our Leather Milk recipe straight out of the bottle like actual milk! We wouldn’t personally advise doing this, of course!


Recipe No.3 is also ideal for excessively dry leather or leather in need of restoration. High concentrations of oils and nutrients greatly supplement proteins holding leather fibers together, and will also give your leather a more pleasant look and texture. It is very effective for covering scratches and scars, and is known to restore color on some leathers. If you have already used Water Protectant, you will not need to apply any other leather conditioners to your leather, at least until it is ready to be conditioned again. All Leather Milk products are made in USA. Check out more of Water Protectant No.3 in action in our special blog: Chamberlain's Water Protectant on a Land Rover!


* 10 YEARS Saddleback Leather Company's choice recipe *

Chamberlain's Leather Milk (Leather Care Liniment) is used on all Saddleback Leather's products before the items are shipped to their customers.

Just as milk is a primary nutrient for so much of animal and human life, so Chamberlain's Leather Milk is for all things leather.  Those who buy our leather care products tend to be people who own quality leather items (leather furniture, luxurious auto leather interiors, leather briefcases, leather purses, and leather luggage); and, they tend to be people who know how to take good care of their stuff.  This is how it is with quality leather goods: the leather needs to be cared for in a particular way and in a regular fashion for it to look its best and last for years to come.  Chamberlain's Leather Milk was created for just this purpose!  Made from natural, leather-nutrient-rich ingredients; concocted from natural oils and conditioners, plus a few highly classified mystical properties...Chamberlain's Leather Milk's leather conditioners, leather cleaners and leather protectors will feed, strengthen, and beautify your leather goods. Try it on your leather coat and matching leather gloves, or your motorcycle leather...we even have something for your leather boots! Not for use on suede, nubuck, genuine leather or napped leather. Leather Milk formulas contain various nut extracts. For allergy concerns, don't hesitate to contact us.  Start Milking your leather today!

Brush up on your leather education inside our Leather Milk Blog

Product Photography by Image Alive Studios

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  • 5
    beautiful protectant, applies easily and leaves a nice finish

    Posted by Ward Gulley on May 10th 2021

    I will purchase again

  • 5
    Product Review

    Posted by Margot Pascal on May 4th 2016

    This product changed our lives. Literally. We make handbags with natural vegetable tanned american leather and tried many different products. We have clients around the worlds and needed to find something which could help protect our products no matter what. We tried the number 3 and it was a perfect match. Made each bag look richer. It also smells incredible. It will darken the little tones so we use on the color and darker ones. We tested with water (a LOT) and it stayed as it. Love it.

  • 5
    Product Review

    Posted by Robert B. on Jun 1st 2014

    First off, I am familiar with the Chamberlain product through the recommendation of Saddleback Leather. I have used their No. 1 conditioner with great success on Saddleback products to keep them looking new! This winter seemed to be particularly hard on my leather boots. The water salt mixture that is so carelessly sprayed on sidewalks to make them passable dried out my boots and left them with ugly salt stains. Being familiar with Chamberlain's No. 1 formula, I decided to give No. 3 a try. I applied it like I did their other products; first by cleaning and drying the boot and then by thoroughly applying the liquid with the included applicator. The formula got its first test today as a surprise snow storm hit Paris! I was able to blow through the slush and water on the streets with this formula applied to my boots without my feet getting damp. In fact, the water seemed to merely roll off the toe and midsection of my boot! All in all, I am satisfied with this product and may even consider using it on my Saddleback products.

  • 5
    Product Review

    Posted by Amanda Verrell on Jun 1st 2014

    I have used water protectants in the past on a favorite leather purse that flat out didn't work all that well. I ordered the Chamberlain's protectant (along with the cleaner and conditioner) and this stuff works amazing! It did darken my tawny-brown colored purse just a bit, but not enough that I mind. The day after applying the protectant, I had to test it of course by dripping water onto the purse -- the water beaded and I was able to wipe it with no water spots left behind. Unlike other protectants I've used, the day after the Chamberlain's was applied, there is only the smallest bit of a slight waxy feeling left on the leather (and others I've used were SO waxy). I'm etremely please with ALL the Chamberlain leather products and wish I'd found them sooner!

  • 5
    Product Review

    Posted by alex on Jun 1st 2014

    My Saddleback Leather bag absolutely LOVES this stuff. The leather looks great and feels perfectly conditioned, and water just rolls right off. I feel better having this stuff on my bag at all times. Also goes great on my nice leather shoes:) Not too thick, not too thin. Might require reapplication more often than other brands but its not hard to do. Does darken the leather but that doesn't seem to last.

  • 5
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    Posted by william thomas on Jun 1st 2014

    I used No 1 on my shoes and a well worn leather coat and the results were excellent. I used No 3 to keep the early morning water off my golf shoes (I walk the course) and again the results have been excellent. No harsh odor or chemicals. I used waterproofing sprays in the past and I think my lungs were what got waterproofed. very easy to apply.

  • 5
    Product Review

    Posted by Chris & Megan on Jun 1st 2014

    I have used this, along with the Conditioner No. 1, on a variety of old and new leather handbags and shoes. The conditioner keeps the leather supple, or in the case of some of my older shoe and handbags, restored the leather to the intended buttery-soft condition. I always follow the treatment with the water protectant to keep my shoes and handbags in the best possible condition. I just treated a pair of my husband's well-loved leather shoes and he was amazed by how great the conditioner and protectant made them look.

  • 5
    Product Review

    Posted by niecyisms on Jan 5th 2014

    Chamberlain's Leather Milk Water Protector No. 3 is a great product to give your leather the moisturizing and conditioning protective covering to withstand the effects of natures elements and routine casualties of normal wear and tear. Chamberlain's Leather Milk Water Protectant No. 3 is packaged with a easy to use reusable, round, white cotton terry applicator pad and labeled in the rustic, antiqued apothecary tradition. Upon application the protectant needs only a moderate squeeze to dispense the creamy treatment of Chamberlain's Leather Milk Water Protectant No. 3 to generously shine and nourish your leather with a premium grade waxes and oils specially formulated to repel water, most specifically the damaging effects of rain and snow. Prior to treating your treasured leather wear with the water protectant it is very strongly advised that the item is thoroughly cleaned with a product such as Chamberlain's Leather Milk Straight Cleaner No. 2 Leather Cleaner to remove any substances that can be harmful or damaging to the leather. These products are not recommended for use on softer leather or suede products and a darkening of the coloring of the leather is normal and characteristic of the treatment and conditioning process.This product delivers everything as described. We love it!

  • 5
    Product Review

    Posted by S.M.Reeves on Dec 30th 2013

    I got this item for my Saddleback leather briefcase. It has worked well and only slightly darkened my chestnut colored bag. This is also a conditioner so that's nice and really makes the leather great. Definitely recommend Chamberlain's products.