Leather is - no doubt - a hefty investment, but it’s absolutely worthwhile. However, leather material is also one of the most difficult to care for. Between conditioning and cleaning, you may feel like you have your hands full - not to mention any damage that may occur in between the two. So, let’s go over the best way to clean your leather so you can do your best to minimize that damage.
The best way to regularly maintain your leather furniture is to properly care for the material. Of course, how often you need to clean it really depends on the amount of traffic around the furniture itself. For example, if we’re talking about a couch that is positioned in a sitting room but is barely used, it could be collecting dust but you likely won’t have to worry about other particles or grime. However, on the other hand, for an ottoman that the dog may like to frequent, it’s a different story. The best way to care for leather material is to vacuum for dust and wipe with a dust-free cloth to ensure that you’ve gotten every particle off of the material.
In addition to regularly maintaining and cleaning your leather furniture, it needs to be conditioned. Over time, when having your furniture deep cleaned, you can talk to the professional company doing the cleaning and ask about different conditioning treatments. Often times, after a deep clean, we’ll use leather conditioner to ensure the leather is properly cared for and isn’t susceptible to other damage.
Leather isn’t an easy material to care for - and it’s definitely not cheap - but it is always worth it. Don’t hesitate to contact a professional because you could end up spending more money in the long run if you don’t. We’re always happy to help and educate you the best way we know how.