If you have leather couches or other furniture, it’s probably because you like the look of leather. You want to do everything you can to keep your furniture looking great for years to come. That’s why we’ve put together our list of the top tips from our leather furniture cleaning experts on how to make your leather furniture last. Read on and you’ll be a leather furniture expert yourself in no time!
Protect Leather from Direct Sun
The first step to keeping your leather nice is making sure you position your furniture correctly. Direct sunlight can cause your leather furniture to fade. Thus, you shouldn’t put leather furniture directly underneath or across from a window. If you can’t avoid putting your leather furniture away from windows, just be sure to keep the blinds closed as much as possible. And it goes without saying that leather furniture shouldn’t go outside.
Handle Spills and Stains
One of the biggest advantages of leather is that it is relatively easy to clean up, compared to other upholstery types. That is, as long as you take care of it quickly. Most spills can be wiped up with a damp rag with no evidence of the spill left over. However, just be sure to avoid chemical-based cleaning products while cleaning your leather. Chemical cleaners can actually damage your leather worse.
One of the disadvantages of leather, on the other hand, is that it’s prone to scratches. There are many products on the market and even more DIY solutions that claim to fix scratches in leather. Some of these do work, but many more of them will actually damage your upholstery. You want to make sure that you do a lot of research before you try it out for yourself. An easier solution is to just call a professional upholstery cleaner, who is trained in fixing any scratches without damaging your property.
Get Regular Cleanings
One of the most important things you can do to keep your leather furniture in great shape is to get a regular professional cleaning. Professional cleaners can remove residue build-up, remove allergens and dust lurking on the leather’s surface, and take care of nicks before they become more serious. Chem-Dry of Greensboro can help take the best care of your leather furniture.
So there you have it. A few simple steps can help you maintain your leather furniture correctly and keep it looking great.