A piece of leather furniture can uplift the decor of your home like no other. There is no denying that it is the most used piece of furniture at home.
You must be thinking “Obviously! Where else would I sit during my Netflix binge.”
Leather is expensive and therefore it’s best to call it an investment.
Here are our top five tips to protect your investment and increase its longevity:
1) Wipe your leather down every week:
Use a clean dry microfiber cloth and wipe down your leather. Develop the habit of wiping down regularly, this will act as a preventative measure and stop dust accumulation. If the stains are more stubborn stains, dampen your cloth with a mild shampoo and water solution and gently clean your leather. Do not use abrasive materials or scrubbers, as it will damage your leather.
Leather cleaning is a delicate process and a crucial one. In case of spills, wipe the excess away immediately with a clean cloth or sponge. Avoid using harsh detergents or cleaning solutions, if water is used to wipe the entire spot with the damp cloth.
3) Stains treatment:
Use mild shampoo/detergent diluted with water, only if necessary. If you are unsure, it is best to call leather cleaning professionals in. Thus, saving your leather furniture in the long run.
Oil, grime and butter stains can be minimised by wiping it down with a damp cloth. Once cleaned, leave the spot alone it will dissipate shortly.
4) Vacuum Regularly:
You may be wondering how do I vacuum my leather furniture? Vacuum cleaners have a soft-bristled extension, that can be used to remove dust and grime from corners and crevices. If your leather furniture allows you to lift cushions, it is best to vacuum under them as well.
5) Call Leather cleaning professionals:
Leather cleaning specialists have vast knowledge about leather stains and spills and other damage. They carefully examine the leather and use a specialised potent cleaning solution and technique that will help clean, restore and condition your leather upholstery.
Manufacturers recommend getting your leather furniture cleaned twice a year to maintain your leather and your warranty.