Leather furniture is an excellent investment and adds a touch of class to your home. Though leather is extremely durable, evidence of wear is highly noticeable, which is why proper cleaning and maintenance are so important. Consider most cleaning products on the market are not appropriate for leather and may break down leather finishes, leading to dryness and cracking.
We here at HD Chem-Dry of St. Joseph County offer a safe and effective clean for leather furniture that restores its natural vibrancy and shine, adding years of life to your investment. With regular cleaning by our Certified Leather Specialist, you can prevent undue wear and keep leather furniture looking great.
Cleaning & Maintaining Leather Furniture
Over time, body oils, perspiration, skin acids and regular wear and tear can diminish the appearance of leather furniture, leaving dark spots or stains.
- Oils and Grease – Body oils from people and animals are easily transferred and seep into parts of leather furniture that get a lot of use, causing serious damage to the furniture’s protective finish.
- Atmospheric Soils – Dust particles as well as airborne cooking oils and invisible air pollutants produced by common home activities eventually find their way onto leather furniture and cause problems.
- Common Soils – Soils including common dirt, sand and fibers from plants are tracked into the home by adults, kids and pets, attaching to the leather every time the furniture is used.
- Dyes and Inks – A leaky pen, the ink from a newspaper and the dyes from fabrics like denim are among the ways that inks and dyes can be transferred to leather furniture and can be hard to remove without damaging the surface.
We will carefully identify your furniture’s leather types and select products specifically designed to clean and remove soil buildups and other stain causing elements. We’ll then condition and protect your leather to revitalize and replenish its natural beauty and feel.
Restoring Leather Furniture
Throughout the lifetime of your leather furniture it is bound to get a couple nicks and scrapes along the way. We are well-trained and able to address these problems. We take time to inspect your leather furniture and apply special pigmentation that matches perfectly with your furniture’s original tan. We can also revitalize the color of sensitive aniline leathers.
We recommend establishing a regular cleaning schedule that includes professional leather upholstery cleanings between 2 and 4 times a year, depending on the age of the furniture and amount of wear it gets.
Keeping Your Leather Furniture Clean
In between professional cleanings you can maintain the health and beauty of your leather furniture by applying our Soft Cleaner and rejuvenating the protection along with our Protection Cream.