Care and Maintenance of Leather Furniture

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Leather furniture is a popular choice because of it’s durability and sleek sophisticated appearance for home or office.  The question that often arises is, “how to I care for my beautiful leather furniture, couch, chair or ottoman” etc…

  • The first step in maintaining leather’s natural beauty is to avoid direct sunlight and extreme temperatures commonly found here on the Pinellas Suncoast of Florida, which can cause drying and cracking and over time, the deterioration of your fine leather furniture.
  • Second, avoid using harsh cleaners as these can dry and ruin the surface of the leather.
  • Quick action is your first line of defense for any spot cleaning of leather.

Cream leather furniture detail in exhibition room interior

Use a moisturizing soap, like Dove facial soap, for spots and spills making sure you rinse the area well.   Dark stains on light leather can be treated with a paste made of 50/50 cream of tartar and lemon juice.  For ink spots gently dab with a cotton swab soaked in rubbing alcohol.  If the stain persists, try a  layer of non-gel, non-oily cuticle remover and allow it to sit overnight.  Always follow any spot removal with the moisturizing soap and a good rinse.

To assure that your leather upholstery will service you well for many years and maintain it beautiful appearance, you should have it professionally cleaned and conditioned every 12-18 months.  American Dream Carpet Cleaning has the knowledge, experience and quality professional grade products to clean and protect this investment in your home or office decor.

A vital part of leather cleaning is the conditioning process.  Conditioning your leather upholstery every time we clean is included at the same low price.  Give the professionals at American Dream Carpet Cleaning a call and let us do the work for you!