Are you a sucker for leather upholstered furniture? So are we! Find out the best way to take care of it!
Leather upholstered furniture is a joy to have in your home, and it’s one of the most used materials in one of our favorite styles: mid-century style. However, if you’re in love with leather furniture, you’ll want to keep it looking clean, fresh and like it was straight out of the box after many years. Today, we’re sharing some tips to take care and maintain your leather upholstered furniture.
Keep Your Leather Clean & In Good Condition
Like wood, leather can fade, stiffen, and crack when placed close to heat sources because it can dry up. Avoid placing it in front of fireplaces or under the direct sunlight from windows and rather spice up “darker” corners of your living space or play with other spaces where your leather furniture can fit perfectly. Think outside the box!
When it comes to cleaning, use a clean, white cloth to dust every couple of weeks so that it stays clean, and don’t forget to vacuum in crevices and along the bottom. To clean accumulated dirt, use a slightly damp soft cloth to wipe the surface, and it’s good to remember that you should use a good leather conditioner every six months to a year.
Dealing With Scratches And Stains
If you spilled on your precious leather upholstered furniture, fear not! Immediately use a dry cloth to blot and let the spot air-dry. It is important to blot instead of wiping because you want to get all the moisture out instead of spreading it. For grease stains, blot excess with a clean dry cloth. The spot should gradually disappear into the leather after a short period of time. Keep in mind though: when cleaning a stain or spill, never use harsh soap, cleaning solvents, detergents, or ammonia, and never soak the stain heavily with water, all of these can be even more damaging to the leather.
Leather can absorb dyes easily, so avoid placing printed materials on it as the ink can transfer to the fabric and leave stains that are almost or actually impossible to remove. Watch out for scratches too, this material scratches easily, so avoid using sharp objects near the furniture. However, if you do end up scratching the material, rub a very small amount of distilled water into the scratch and blot with a dry cloth.
Invest in Extra Protection
If you have pets and are concerned with the damage they might to do your leather furniture, consider buying a protected leather material. You can also buy a protection plan but that only makes sense if you’ve invested a great deal on expensive furniture. Our tips should help you with most chaotic situations though!
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