Leather furniture is often an investment piece. Because leather is luxurious and beautiful, you want to make sure it stays that way for as long as possible. That’s why our upholstery experts are here to share their best tips for caring for you leather furniture properly.
Take Care of Spills
One of the biggest advantages of leather furniture is that it can be easy to clean. While other upholstery fabrics will begin absorbing liquids right away, it’s easy to just wipe off messes with a damp cloth before they set into leather. You do want to make sure that you take care of spills right away because moisture sitting on leather for a long time can damage it. You also want to make sure that you don’t use chemical-based products to wipe up skills because they will actually damage your leather more than clean it. If you must use a cleaning product on leather, make sure it’s made for leather and test it in an inconspicuous spot before preceding.
Treat Nick and Scratches
Leather furniture is prone to nicks and scratches that can affect the appearance of the leather. Luckily, this doesn’t mean your furniture is ruined forever. A professional leather cleaner can often restore the leather using a special pigmentation that matches your leather. There are also products available that claim to do the same thing, but it’s best to have a professional take care of it so you know it matches perfectly.
Keep It Out of the Sun
Direct sunlight can cause your leather furniture to fade. Even if your furniture is indoors, sunlight can get to it through windows. Make sure that your leather furniture is kept out of the path of sunlight through your windows. Be sure to realize that sun moves throughout the day, so while your furniture might seem to be out of the sun at one point in the day, that doesn’t mean it always is. If you cannot avoid placing your furniture away from a window, be sure to keep the blinds closed when you’re no in the room to minimize fading.
Get It Cleaned Regularly
As you use furniture, oils from your skin build up on it, as well as anything that may be on your clothes or in the air. This buildup can damage your leather furniture. The only way to remove it is to get your leather cleaned by a professional furniture cleaner. They will know the best methods for cleaning your specific piece of furniture and will be able to take the best care of it and keep it clean.
If you follow these easy tips and take good care of your leather furniture, it should last you a long time and provide a lifetime of enjoyment.