By regularly cleaning and caring for your leather upholstery, your furniture can maintain its beautiful luster and give you a lifetime of enjoyment. If you want to ensure its longevity, here are a few important tips you should keep in mind when caring for leather.
Always be sure to protect your leather from fading or drying. This means keeping leather furniture away from direct sunlight if possible and making sure your home is humidified during those cold winter months. Although treated leathers can resist sunlight, no material is totally impervious to fading so try rearranging your furniture on occasion to avoid potential sun damage.
Spills might ruin your clothes but that doesn't mean they have to ruin your furniture. Take care of spills immediately with a clean cloth and try blotting out the spill rather than pressing. Most spills will blot up without a trace. However, if the spill penetrates the leather, gently massage it with a clean cloth dampened with distilled water.
Cleaning your leather routinely with a clean damp cloth will help eliminate oils that can build up and easily discolour your leather or break down its protective coating.
Frequent dusting is the best way to clean most leathers. Be sure to dust all leathers carefully using a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment.
If your leather becomes damaged by difficult stains such as gum, grease or red wine, don't try to clean it yourself. Call your professional leather cleaner for further assistance.