Leather furniture is a great way to add warmth and style to your home. You may have heard that leather furniture has an impressively long lifespan. While this is true, like any upholstered furniture, leather furniture requires routine maintenance in order for it to continue looking its best year after year. Without the proper care, your leather couch can quickly go from pristine to pitiful. Here are a few ways you can show your leather some love.

DIY Cleaning Tips

For most normal and routine cleanings, you can remove dirt and dander by vacuuming the crevices of your leather furniture or using a dry dusting cloth. If you want the most from your leather, be sure to keep it out of direct sunlight. Too much exposure to sunlight will cause your leather to fade.

One of the advantages to leather furniture is the ease of cleaning. If you spill your coffee or soda on your leather couch, simply take a clean, damp rag and wipe up the spill as quickly as possible. Easy as that! When cleaning up these spills, you should never use soap or chemical-based products, which can lead to dryness and cracking.

Although you should avoid cleaning solvents, furniture polish, oils, and any other abrasive soaps, it’s a great idea to have professionals apply a leather conditioner 1 – 2 times a year.

Calling in the Professionals

Over the course of time, your leather furniture is sure to fade, crack, and get some nicks and scratches, especially if you have pets or children. These problems and more can be addressed by the team of certified technicians at Omega Chem-Dry. We take time to inspect your leather furniture, and apply the appropriate pigmentation in order to perfectly match the furniture’s original tan. We can also revitalize the color of sensitive aniline leathers.

Despite there being many harmful cleaners out there, this leather cleaning method is 100% safe – for your family and your furniture. It works to restore the natural vibrancy and shine of the leather, helping to make it look as good as new! With regular cleaning by a Chem-Dry Certified Leather Specialist, you can prevent undue wear, restore the natural vibrancy and shine of the leather, and keep leather furniture looking as good as new.

Caring for and protecting your leather furniture is an important part of maintaining its look over time.  Whether you are looking to clean your furniture, protect it against stains, or remove marks and scratches, be sure to use only those products that are safe for leather and won’t damage the leather finish. When in doubt, contact someone specially trained in caring for leather such as Omega Chem-Dry!