Leather furniture is a great investment that adds a sense of sophistication to any room. Although leather is exceptionally durable, deterioration is quite visible, which is why proper maintenance and cleaning are necessary.
Chem-Dry Central North cleaning services offers safe and efficient leather furniture cleaning procedures that will restore your furniture’s shine and natural vibrancy, extending the life of your investment. Regular cleaning by our leather specialists and following the tips below can ensure the longevity of your leather furniture.
Although dust may not seem like an obvious cause of leather damage, over time, dirt can work its way into creases in leather, causing it to dry out and crack. This is why weekly dusting, lightly vacuuming and wiping furniture down with a damp cloth is essential. Remember to dry it thoroughly with a cloth.
Condition your leather furniture to prevent damp and water damage. There are various commercially available conditioners, but make sure you seek advice from a professional and spot test any new product before use.
People often believe that the more they condition, the better. However, most commercial conditioners are much too harsh to be used regularly. Product instructions vary, but most will tell you to condition your leather every 6 – 12 months.
Keep Away From Heat And Direct Sunlight
Leather is just as vulnerable to the sun’s harmful rays as your skin is. So your leather furniture should be kept out of direct sunlight. Resist the temptation of curling up on your leather couch in front of the fireplace or heater during winter because the heat can dry out the leather and cause brittle spots.
Buff Out Tiny Scratches
Remove tiny scratches by buffing the leather with a soft dry towel or microfibre cloth. This way, you’ll prevent little scratches from growing into larger ones which eventually cause cracks.
Wipe Up Spills Immediately
Although leather does not stain as quickly as upholstered furniture, it is still vital to wipe up spills and stains as soon as they happen using a soft dry cloth. Liquids often cause discolouration and grease stains can be very hard to remove from leather sofas, often requiring professional assistance.
Professional Cleaning, Maintenance & Restoration
Perspiration, skin acids, body oils and normal wear and tear will dull the look of leather furniture over time, creating black patches or stains. Our certified leather specialists will analyse your leather furniture and select solutions specifically designed to clean and eliminate dirt build-ups and stains. Once treated, we will condition your leather furniture to restore its natural grandeur.
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