Leather is an excellent furnishing choice if you’re going for that sleek, classy look. Whether it’s your living room, man cave or office, it’s the perfect addition to give off that air of sophistication. The best part? Leather is durable. The tricky part? Provided you take care of it!
Different leather upholstery has different maintenance requirement. Check the manufacture tag attached to your leather sofa, chair or recliner to determine what type of leather you’re dealing with. Once you’ve determined that, use these basic maintenance tips to keep your leather furniture clean and pristine.
Dust away with a clean cloth
Leather requires extra care compared to other fabric furniture. Wipe away dust and dirt with a clean, microfiber cloth. This will prevent dust and dirt from accumulating on leather and keep it shining and clean for a long time. Make this dusting a part of your weekly cleaning routine.
When dealing with stubborn dust patches, avoid cleaning the area with a soaking-wet cloth. Use distilled water to slightly dampen the cleaning cloth, and gently clean. Moreover, always use an abrasion-free, soft cloth that doesn’t leaves marks or scratches over leather during the cleaning process. Leather requires gentle care. Your leather seats or bed can’t afford the tough-love of a random duster; be gentle.
Vacuum narrow openings/cervices
Dirt settles in hard-to-reach spots. Over time, accumulated dust and debris decrease the aesthetical appeal of your furniture and make them a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. You may need to schedule a cleaning service if this problem in neglected for a long time. Instead, vacuum from time to time. Attach a soft-bristle brush or a hose to make all the hard-to-reach narrow opening accessible. Rub the vacuum’s hose across the large leather surface and don’t forget to clean behind and in between the cushions and the curves of your furniture. Remove all the cushions for better cleaning results.
Use a dry cloth or a sponge to clean spills immediately. Avoid rubbing the liquid. Instead, dab and let the sponge or cloth absorb the spill. If necessary, use wet cloth to wipe the area, but remember to use dry cloth to wipe the affected area in the end.
Use leather specific products
Avoid using generic products to clean leather furniture. Invest in quality leather cleaning and conditioning products. These cleaning agent are easy on the leather surface and don’t strip away its moisture. Another essential tip that will prevent your leather from aging or cracking apply a leather conditioner on a weekly basis.
Lastly, be careful about its location. Limit direct expose to sunlight, heat, can cause oxidative.
Dust and debris are easy to remove with regular cleaning; however, the same cannot be said for stubborn stains and leather cracks. Your best bet? Get in touch with professional upholstery cleaner for superior results.
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