Tips for Taking Care of Your Leather Furniture
Cleaning and Care Tips You Should Know!
So you want some nice, thick, comfortable leather furniture. You love how it feels, you love how it looks. Great! But you shouldn’t jump in and buy it without knowing how to care for it so that it lasts you for a long, long time.
Here at Nassau Furniture we have been providing Long Island, New York we pride ourselves in providing great furniture at great prices to our whole community.
We know a thing or two about furniture -- including leather furniture -- and we want our customers to know all they need to know about taking care of it once they have it.
Basic Care Tips
First of all, you are always going to want to keep your leather furniture out of direct sunlight whenever possible. You won’t notice it at first, but eventually it will begin fading, drying out, and cracking.
Remember: NEVER use soap or detergent to clean your leather. Even the mildest of these products will cause deterioration over time -- making it a huge no-no! And also NEVER use oil-based cleaners. These can stain your furniture and permanently alter the color.
Instead, treat it with a leather care product such as leather conditioner every 6-12 months!
Feel free to dust and vacuum your furniture whenever you regularly dust and vacuum your living room. Be sure to vacuum with soft brush attachment!
How to Clean Leather Furniture
Test for a Protective Finish
One of the first things you need to do with your furniture will seem counterproductive: you’re going to want to place a few drops of water on it, in an inconspicuous spot.
If the water is absorbed quickly, your furniture does not have a protective finish. If that’s the case, you need to be extra careful with liquids around your furniture.
As soon as liquid spills on your couch it’s time to spring to action and blot at it with a cloth or paper towel. It’s definitely best to act fast for leather furniture.
Leather scratches easily! So, if and when you get a scratch on your furniture, go ahead and softly buff the surface with a chamois cloth.
Spilled something greasy on your couch or chair? Take a little bit of cornstarch or talcum powder and sprinkle it onto the affected area and then wipe it away with a clean dry cloth.
If your stain or spill is so bad that you can’t fix it with these simple tricks, that means it’s probably time to call the furniture manufacturer. You may be able to just check the manual that came with the furniture, but if not, be prepared to reach out!
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