Leather Care Tips

routine upholstery cleaningWhen maintained properly, leather will last 4 or 5 times longer than man-made fibers or fabric. Over a period of time, perspiration, skin acids, body oils, as well as other soils may work their way inside the leather.

At present, the majority of cleaning solutions in the market aren’t suitable for leather – and they might break down leather finishes, as well as promote cracking and dryness.

 

Various kinds of leather require various processes of care

  • Nubuck – Additionally referred to as distressed, chaps, suede, and bomber leather.
  • Protected – Additionally referred to as everyday, finished semi-aniline, painted and pigmented leather.
  • Aniline – Additionally referred to as unprotected, naked, pure, or natural leather.

 

Fading, Cuts, Scratches, and Scuffs

Over the life of your furnishings, you’re bound to experience a few of the typical problems related to leather furniture. Our Triangle Legacy certified technicians are experienced at addressing such problems.

 

Why Should you Protect and Clean your Leather?

  • Grease and oils – Body oils from animals and humans alike attach, as well as hold on to leather. Body oils easily are transferred to the head cushions, as well as armrests of your furniture and may cause severe damage to the protective finishes that are found on leather.
  • Atmospheric Soils –Give consideration to the dust which builds on a desk or coffee table over a week’s period of time. That same dust gets deposited on the leather. In addition, consider the atmospheric pollution and airborne cooking oils which are present, to some level, in every household. Over a period of time, those elements may wear down the leather.
  • Common Soils – Those soils include dirt that is tracked in from outdoors in conjunction with fibers and sand from plants that are brought into the house by pets and people.
  • Inks and dyes–Dyes from denim and inks from newspapers may transfer onto leather within a process referred to as dye transfer. Plus, the risk of ink from a leaking pen or aspiring toddler who enjoys drawing shouldn’t be forgotten.

 

How Frequently Should You Clean your Leather?

A routine cleaning schedule includes professional upholstery cleaning twice a year.