A beautiful leather sofa is luxurious – and if you want to make sure it stays that way, you need to know how to clean leather furniture. Of course, wear and tear are inevitable – we’ll never tell you to stop watching Netflix – but as long as you clean and care for your skin properly, this material will get better and better over time. You know, like a good wine.
The best way to think of skin is that it is like your skin. Good quality aniline leather is natural and breathable material; it changes over time. And just like skin, it needs regular care to look its best. Leather sofas and all other leather furniture should be dusted with a dry cloth and applied with a leather cream monthly to keep the material soft and moist. In fact, the lotion is also what you use to remove dirt or stains. it’s necessary to all clean when you are with guests your guest room can be impactful.
Steps To Clean Leather Furniture
1. Collect Your Materials
Here are the cleaning products you’ll need to clean the surface of your skin:
2. Start With Soap And Water
To remove light stains, dip a clean, damp cloth in warm soapy water and use it to wipe the stain from your leather. There are soaps specifically made for the skin, commonly known as saddle soaps. Darker stains, such as ink stains from pens, are a different story. A cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol can do the trick. Just be sure to apply it directly to the stain so the alcohol doesn’t spread the stain to the skin.
3. Dry Skin Well
Be sure to dry the leather thoroughly with another clean, dry cloth to prevent mildew.
4. Apply Lotion
Re-moisten the material by applying leather cream with a clean cloth. Let it soak in, then polish it if desired. Leather care tips
Now that you know how to clean leather like a pro, here are some additional tips on how to care for leather furniture so they last.
Be aware that some skins are designed to look more vibrant.
The aniline-dyed leather furniture, where the dye permeates the entire material, is not only durable but also truly looks like it was once inhabited. Instead of coating and sealing the surface with a colored coating, we apply dyes and waxes to the leather by hand. As a result, we got the impression that the furniture was worn out and not worn out. It is very livable and develops a rich layer of rust over time.
Design your furniture layout to protect the leather.
In most cases, environmental conditions will cause the leather to crack – extreme temperatures and lack of moisture. Placing the sofa directly under the air conditioner or next to the fireplace or in front of a flickering fire will dry out the skin. Sunlight can also cause this effect, so avoid placing furniture right next to windows or glass doors, or hanging blackout curtains.
Keep your pets away from leather furniture.
Cats, and sometimes dogs, will use leather as scratching posts (which are expensive), so teach them not to sit on the sofa. I think that’s the biggest cause of damage we’ve heard from clients calling the studio.
Moisturize the skin regularly.
To treat specific areas of damage, find the right treatment for your skin type. Pourny sells an Old World-inspired serum and lotion that uses fabric to soften the leather and smooth scratches, while Oulton recommends Leather Masters. Either way, use a light hand. Less is more when applying a product to the skin. Test a small area first. For colored skin, be extra careful and know in advance that any product can darken the skin.
If the skin is broken or torn, call a professional for help.
Don’t risk further damage to leather by trying to repair it – leather cleaning is a do-it-yourself job, but repairs are not. For large cuts, we recommend contacting a professional who can blend color and texture with heat and skin repair. Speaking of professionals, take any furniture or leather goods to a shoemaker or leather goods specialist instead of dry cleaning.
If that doesn’t work, see a well-respected shoemaker or leatherworker for help. While this is a bit controversial, avoid taking your clothes to your local dry cleaner, even if they advertise suede and leather care.