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Proper Leather Upholstery Care

Apr 4, 2024 | Leather Upholstery Cleaning

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What are you doing for your leather furniture? That may seem like a funny question right now. When you think about all your leather furniture does for you though, it becomes a little less funny. Not only does it give you a comfortable place to sit, it also makes a statement and adds a unique beauty to your home. That’s why it’s so important to show your leather some love by cleaning it the right way. Here’s a guide to show you just how to accomplish just that.

Use a Soft, Clean Cloth & Sponge to Wipe Up Spills

Spills are common. The problem is they lead to stains if not treated properly. Stains on leather can be difficult to remove if you’re not doing it the right way.  If you do encounter a spill on your furniture, be sure to wipe it up immediately with a clean and absorbent sponge. If there is a sticky substance on your leather, you can use a damp cloth to wipe away the residue and allow the spot to air dry on its own. 

You should never use soap or a heavily-soaked sponge on your leather, as this can cause more damage. Steer clear of chemical-based products, because these can also damage your leather instead of cleaning up the spills you intended. Choosing products such as these may offer a short-term solution, but can also cause long-term damages to ensue. If you are having difficulty removing a stain from your furniture, it is best to call a professional leather specialist to clean the area.

Fixing Up Scratches

Scrapes and scratches are going to happen, especially in homes with kids and pets. When you want to restore your leather upholstery’s original luster, it is important to know the ins and outs of proper leather care. Oftentimes, trusting a professional leather restoration service to take care of it is the best idea.

Chinook Chem-Dry has a team of certified technicians are well-trained to address just these problems with leather furniture. We carefully inspect your leather furniture, treat it, and apply a pigmentation that matches perfectly with your furniture’s original tan. We can also revitalize the color of sensitive aniline leathers.

Do it the Chem-Dry Way

Leather is ultimately an expensive, natural fabric. The last thing you want to do is accidentally mess it up. That’s why it’s crucial to care for it the Chem-Dry way.

Chem-Dry’s approach to cleaning your leather is gentle and gives it all the vibrancy and shine you expect to be restored. Contact a Chem-Dry Certified Leather Specialist today for more information, and give your leather some much-needed love! Leather furniture can add warmth and comfort to any room.  Like any upholstered furniture, it requires routine maintenance to keep it looking its best for as long as possible.

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Avoid Direct Sunlight & Harsh Solvents

As a sort of bonus tip, it’s important to know that similar to our skin, the sun causes damage to your leather. Try your best to place it in a spot of your home that is free of direct sunlight. Similarly, you should avoid cleaning solvents, furniture polish, oils, and any other abrasive soaps. Instead you should use a good, high-quality leather conditioner on your furniture every 6-12 months. 

If you are in need of a good leather cleaning, do some homework on the products and services available to you. Most cleaning products on the market are actually not appropriate for your leather furniture. Although some of these products can achieve quick and appealing results at first, they may break down leather finishes, leading to dryness and cracking. The alternative to self-cleaning your leather, Chinook Chem-Dry offers a safe and effective leather cleaning method for leather furniture that rejuvenates its natural vibrancy. With regular cleanings by a Chem-Dry certified leather specialist, you can prevent undue wear and maintain the look of your leather furniture.