Leather furniture isn’t cheap - and should be treated as such. However, you don’t want to over-do it and clean or condition your furniture too much - so, how do you know when it’s time to invest in that cleaner or conditioner? Do you need to hire a professional for help? We’ve got all the answers for you, just look for these 5 signs!
Rough or Dry Texture
Over time, leather loses its moisture - causing it to feel rough and dry. There are certain factors that can cause the material to dry out faster than others, like sun exposure, for example. However, leaving the dryness untreated could cause it to become cracked in severe cases. The best thing to do when your leather furniture starts to look or feel dry - whether it’s a sofa, chair, ottoman (or something else) - is to clean and condition the material.
If you start to notice that the original color of your leather furniture is fading or changing, it’s time to take action! Often times, this discoloration is caused from dirt and grime build up. In order to restore your leather to its previous condition, you’ll need a mixture of cleaning and conditioning as well.
Where there are watermarks, there may be mildew - but sometimes they’re inevitable. Your kiddos jump on the couch, spill a glass of water, and forget to tell you or clean it up! When it comes to water and leather, the best thing you can do is try and soak up the water before it sets in. If you’re noticing watermarks on your furniture, it’s likely time for a good, thorough cleaning!