The Ins and Outs of Leather Furniture
Leather can be a costly material, therefore you typically spend a pretty penny on leather furniture. It’s not always easy to keep clean, because let’s be honest – do you even know which chemicals won’t damage the material? Most people don’t want to learn this through a trial and error method for fear of damage to their brand new sofa. So what do you do? We’ve got some good tips for you to keep your leather furniture looking new and to keep it from getting damaged!
Remove Stains ASAP
As soon as the spill happens, grab a dry cloth to wipe it up. Just as with fabric upholstery, leaving a spill will cause a stain. However, most of the time you don’t need to use a leather cleaner for these spills, typically you can clean up the mess with a dry cloth before the leather stains. If you need to use water, wet your cloth a little bit, but be sure to dry the area afterwards.
Dusting and Vacuuming
While you’re already on a regular cleaning schedule for the rest of your home, go ahead and add in your leather furniture, too! Dusting and vacuuming your furniture will keep it looking bright and new while also removing the dust and debris around the upholstery keeping it from causing any damage to your leather.
Cover and Conditioner
When you first bought your leather furniture whether it’s a sofa, loveseat, recliner, what have you, you were probably given some instructions about conditioning the leather. Conditioning using a leather conditioner will elongate the life of your leather and keep it from tearing. For furniture that is not often used, you may consider covering it with a sheet for the days no one is sitting on it. This way, you can keep the dust and debris from even reaching the leather – makes for an easy clean too!