Your leather couch is the bomb. It steals the show. In fact, it’s might be the highlight of your living room. So, the question shouldn’t be, “What is your leather furniture doing for you,” but instead, “What are you doing for your leather furniture?” Give your leather some love by caring and cleaning it the right way. Here’s a guide to show you just how to accomplish just that.
Use a Clean Cloth to Get Rid of Spills and Stains
Spills and stains can be a nightmare for many types of synthetic fabric. But, because leather is a natural fabric (that ages well when taken care of) it is relatively easy to clean up. For most standard cleanings, you can remove dirt and dander by vacuuming the crevices of your leather furniture or using a dry dusting cloth. 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.
Restoring Leather Furniture
Over the lifetime of your leather furniture, it inevitably will get a couple nicks and scrapes along the way. 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 to take care of it is the best idea.
Chinook Chem-Dry 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.
Clean and Youthful Looking Leather (The Chem-Dry Way)
When was the last time your leather cushions received a professional cleaning? While you may know that leather furniture has an impressive lifespan, your care of it can reduce or maximize that longevity of use. If you don’t protect it from pen marks and cat scratches over the years, its appearance can quickly change from stunning to looking as if it’s begging for mercy.
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.
Furthermore, it is important that you keep your leather furniture out of direct sunlight. Leather can fade over time if it is consistently exposed to much sunlight. While you should avoid cleaning solvents, furniture polish, oils, and any other abrasive soaps, you should use a good 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.