When caring for leather, it can be all too easy to misstep, use the wrong cleaning solution or technique, and ultimately damage your beautiful furniture pieces! Leather is known for its durability, long lifespan, and of course… it’s sleek and stylish aesthetic appeal, but it still requires a decent amount of careful cleaning and diligent maintenance.
First Things First!
Leather needs to be regularly and adequately moisturized. There are many products on the market that can both clean and nourish leather material; just make sure it’s suitable for your furniture, first! Microfiber cloths are perfect for the job; they provide a gentle clean that won’t scratch or wear down the leather.
Spills are common and most of the time, completely unavoidable. Do your best to clean up spills and stains as quickly as you can! Leather may not stain as quickly as other materials, but discoloration is highly possible.
Avoid These Habits!
Many homeowners fail to moisturize their leather furniture on the regular… and we know it’s difficult. But the best advice we can offer is to avoid procrastinating this chore. You can lengthen your furniture’s lifespan by keeping it well maintained, and properly cleaned.
It’s also important to spot test your cleaning products before going over the entire piece! Try dabbing a small amount of cleaner onto an area that is typically unseen. We can assure you: nobody is going to notice that blotchy spot on the back of your couch leg.
Last but not least, remember that sometimes it’s best to call in a professional cleaning and restoration company for assistance with such important projects. Companies such as The Steam Team will expertly clean and nourish your leather furniture pieces, and we know you’ll be more than satisfied. That’s because we know that professional treatment produces professional results!