Leather is a special material - very different from others, especially more expensive. All good reasons to learn the best way to treat and care for your leather furniture. Unfortunately, leather can easily wrinkle, tear, scratch, among other damages if not properly cared for. On the flip side, fortunately, there are ways to prevent all of this from happening.
Just as flooring and other upholstered furniture, vacuuming regularly will rid of dust, debris, and other grime. In addition to vacuuming, however, it’s imperative to wipe the leather down with a damp (not wet) cloth.
There are several things you should always keep away from leather material, too. Cleaners that aren’t made for leather furniture, especially, as they could end up damaging the furniture even worse. Additionally, try not to use any soap or excess water on the furniture because it could end up ruining it.
Treating and Conditioning Leather
To keep leather in the best state, it’s best to condition and treat it at least annually - although you certainly don’t want to overdo it. If you’re unsure of how to treat leather, you can always hire leather technicians. When we say ‘condition’ we’re not talking about picking up any conditioner or oil around your home and rubbing in on your fine leather, either. Make sure you’re only using leather-specific products, because you don’t want to cause any further damage or unnecessary damage to your costly investment.
Preserving your leather furniture also preserves your investment. The better care you take of your furniture - leather especially - the longer it’ll last.
If you’re dealing with extensive damage to your leather, don’t hesitate to contact a professional. Here at The Steam Team, we have certified leather technicians who know how to restore your leather to its original condition.