How to Care for Leather Furniture

There are many things to know about caring for leather furniture. First, a quality sofa is a long-term investment that needs to be protected from the elements, as well as from dust and dampness, and from dirt and stains. Regular vacuuming of leather upholstery is essential, and any spills should be cleaned up immediately. Regular treatment will prolong the life of your furniture. This maintenance also helps prolong the life of your sofa, as leather that has been properly cared for will generally have a longer lifespan than furniture covered in poor quality leather that has not been properly maintained.


When caring for leather furniture, it is important to protect it from direct sunlight. Direct sunlight dries out leather, which can crack and become discolored. Avoid exposing your leather furniture to direct sunlight, especially if you have a leather couch that is located in an area with a lot of sunlight. You should also avoid sitting directly on a leather sofa, as this can also damage it.


You should also know how to clean and care for your leather furniture. If you buy it used, you can still use common sense when caring for it. Use a warm soapy washcloth or a cotton washing mitt every day to remove any dirt and dust. Clean your leather furniture with a white cloth once each month to remove dust and dirt that have collected in folds and crevices.


Mildew is a common problem, and it is easily removed by using a leather cleaner such as a leather cleaner or faux leather conditioner. It is important to clean your leather furniture before applying a leather protector, as leather conditioners often have mildew ingredients. For leather that has been treated with chemicals, applying a leather protector is necessary in order to protect the leather from more damage. Leather conditioner will prevent stains, cracking, and shrinking from occurring, as well as prevent color fading. A leather conditioner can be used as often as necessary until the leather begins to look and feel its best. It can even be used daily if necessary.


If you do not clean your leather furniture regularly, you may notice that it becomes stained and patchy. This is perfectly normal; the best thing to do is to wipe away the stain as soon as you can. For hard-to-remove stains or spills, try using one of the many household products available for cleaning your leather furniture.


Using a damp, clean, cotton cloth, wipe down all of your leather balsam, including the chairs, loveseats, and tables. If you own a leather bar or game room, it is a good idea to wipe down all of the wooden surfaces at least once per day. If your leather furniture gets dirty somehow, make sure you follow these simple guidelines for cleaning and maintaining your furniture. This will allow you to enjoy it for many years!