Leather sofas and chairs can really steal the show and become the highlight of your entire living room. Because of they way they grab the eyes, it’s so important to keep them in top shape. Leather can quickly be worn down by dirt and oils and look extremely faded. Keeping them clean (the right way) can decrease the chance of scratching and cuts.
This is our guide to show you just how to keep leather looking clean and new.
Quick Cleaning of Spills and Stains
Spills and stains can be a nightmare for many types of synthetic fabric. But, because leather is a natural fabric (that ages well when taken care of) it is relatively easy to clean up. Spill a few drops of coffee on your favorite leather seat? Ice cream on your red leather couch?
When it’s leather, it’s a no-brainer! Simply take a clean, damp rag and wipe the affected area clean. Don’t overthink it. And be sure to steer clear of chemical-based products. Products that contain detergents can actually damage your leather while cleaning up spills, causing long term damages to ensue instead of a short term solution.
Restoring Leather Furniture
Over time, your leather furniture is bound to get a couple nicks and scrapes along the way. Our Chem-Dry Certified Technicians are well-trained to address just these problems. We take time to inspect your leather furniture and apply special pigmentation that matches perfectly with your furniture’s original tan. We can also revitalize the color of sensitive aniline leathers.
Clean and Youthful Looking Leather (The Chem-Dry Way)
Have your leather cushions ever received a professional cleaning? While you may know that leather furniture has an impressive lifespan, it’s up to you to meet it halfway. If you fail to protect it from pen marks and cat scratches over the years, it can quickly go from looking meticulous to looking as if it’s begging for mercy.
Chem-Dry offers a gentle approach to cleaning your leather, while giving it all the vibrancy and shine you expect to be restored. Contact us or take a look at our leather furniture cleaning page for more information, and give your leather some much needed love!
In addition, it is important that you keep your leather furniture out of direct sunlight. Leather can fade over time if exposed to too much sunlight. While you should avoid cleaning solvents, furniture polish, oils, and any other abrasive soaps, you should use a good leather conditioner on your furniture every 6-12 months.
If you are in need of a good leather cleaning, be careful in choosing a cleaner because most cleaning products on the market are not appropriate for leather and may break down leather finishes, leading to dryness and cracking. Whether you are looking to clean your furniture, protect it against stains, or remove marks and scratches, be sure to use only those products that are safe for leather and won’t damage the leather finish.
If you are ever in doubt, consult specially trained professionals like Great American Chem-Dry proper leather care.