Leather Tips & Care

Leather Tips and Care

Leather is a natural material and when properly cared for, it will maintain its beauty and appearance for many years.

Vacuum and dust your leather furniture regularly, using a crevice tool to get into cracks.

Keep your new leather furniture out of intense, direct sunlight as this will cause it to fade, dry it out, and eventually crack.

Keep your leather furniture at least twelve inches away from all heat sources.

Blot spills with a clean, white, dry cloth. Do not rub but blot gently. If your spill is sticky, a gentle soap (like Ivory dishwashing soap) may be used to cut the “stickiness.” Make sure to wipe with a cloth dampened with clear warm water to make sure all the soap is off the leather. Let the leather air dry, never use a hair dryer. It’s always a good idea to test the leather in an inconspicuous area first.

Because leather is a hide with pores, most marks and stains will dissipate over time.

Avoid newsprint on your leather furniture.

Lighter colors might “crock,” i.e. there is a possibility of dye transfer from denim garments onto light leather.

You can condition your leather furniture once or twice a year with a mild leather conditioner or cream.

Never use harsh chemicals like saddle soap or leather cleaners on leather furniture. At best it will clean the clear coat off and leave a dull spot. There is a possibility of removing the finish entirely with chemical cleaners.