Everyone who has decided to buy leather furniture knows that owning it requires Proper maintenance. When inadequately used, leather furniture will wear down fast.
Leather sofa in the living room
Leather furniture requires Care, just like the living skin on your hands or face. This material should be regularly moisturized and taken Care of.
Every type of leather requires adequate Moisturizing and Care. Adequate treatments will ensure long life of leather furniture. Their greatest enemy is high temperature and dry air, which cause the material to crack.
Adequate Moisturizing of leather furniture
It is absolutely not recommended to place such furniture next to radiators and in direct sunlight (it causes it to dry and lose color fast). In order to achieve the right moisture level, one has to rub in a special stearic cream. The frequency of Moisturizing depends on the intensity of use and the air temperature in the room. If you use the furniture every day, it should be moisturized every two months, and if rarely – every four months.
How to clean stained leather furniture?
We definitely say NO to preparations that contain stain removers, solvents, polish removers etc. These strong detergents destroy the natural thin protective layer on the leather and discolor it. If stains occur, they should be removed as soon as possible using a damp cloth with a little bit of soap, then dried with a delicate and absorbent towel.
One should also avoid putting clothes and blankets on the sofa that might dye and leave stains. Getting them out of bright leather is downright impossible.
A poorly ventilated and humid apartment might result in development of mold, including on leather furniture that’s been inside such interior for some time. Mold can be removed using a soft cloth and lukewarm water. A rag soaked in turpentine will also help. After washing with water and drying, the leather has to be moisturized with a special preparation.
When taking Care of leather furniture, it is important to remember not only about the visible surfaces but also the headrests, pillows and other nooks and crannies that are most likely to collect dust, dirt, or even food remains. They need to be vacuumed very often.
Let’s not forget that inadequate maintenance of leather furniture might lead to losing the warranty on the purchased piece of furniture. All kinds of doubts relating to dirt removal should be consulted with the attached manual or pamphlet, and it’s always the best to call specialists that focus on cleaning and maintenance of upholstered furniture.
Keeping those few basic rules in mind lets us be sure that the furniture will serve us for a long time and always look beautiful.