Leather sofas and chairs are a practical solution when you have a young family or pets. Leather is a durable, long-lasting and easy to clean material. But what do you do when your leather is showing some wear and tear and you want it to look like new? Well, below we share some top tips on bringing your leather back to life.
Always read the label
Before deciding to clean your leather sofa or chair, it is incredibly important that you read the upholstery label, or sticker if one is available. If not, then look up the make and model online and read the care instructions. It should tell you if you can use solvents or water-based only cleaners, and if it should be dry cleaned or steam cleaned. Using the wrong type of cleaning method or solvent can damage the leather.
Get rid of any surface dirt
One thing that you can do to give the leather an instant boost is to get rid of any surface dirt or dust. You’ll be surprised at the difference this makes. The best way to do this is with the vacuum brush tool, as it is gentle on the leather. Remove all cushions and any throws before you begin. The crevice tool can get down the sides and back of the sofa, removing any unwanted crumbs and dust.
Should you use a cleaning solution?
So, you’ve read the label, but are you brave enough to begin cleaning? Just be sure that you are using the correct cleaner and that you do a patch test before you begin, somewhere that will not be seen.
For best results, use the professionals
When you want your leather sofa to look like new, the best option is to use a professional cleaning company. They have the skills, knowledge and tools to clean your leather furniture thoroughly and safely.