Looking after a leather sofa can be very easy - here is our guide on how to keep you leather furniture looking as good as the day you bought it for years to come!
1. Wipe the leather regularly with a clean, dry cloth, using a microfiber cloth, preventing the dust building up is possibly the best cleaning measure you can take. Never use an abrasive or scrubbing cloth, these will damage the leather.
2. Vacuum in the furniture's crevices. All furniture builds up some dirt and debris and leather is no exception. Use the vacuum's hose attachment with a soft brush and gently brush across the entire surface and under all of the cushions. For stubborn dust use a damp cloth with distilled water making sure the cloth is not soaking wet - never allow water to soak into leather furniture.
3. Clean spills as soon as possible with a dry cloth. Try to blot any spillage quickly using a dry cloth or sponge to absorb as much liquid as possible. Only use a damp cloth if necessary and try to use very little water and wipe the area dry immediately after. Blot, do not wipe to prevent the spillage spreading further, paper towel is a good idea, place on top of the spill and allow it to absorb for a couple of minutes. Remember the quicker you clean the spill the better the end result will be!
4 Use cleaners designed for leather. Using any kind of detergent, solvent, cleaning sprays, ammonia, bleach or furniture polish can harm leather furniture. Always use a leather-specific cleaner and keep it on hand cleaning and emergencies. You can buy leather cleaning products on-line and also at your local leather furniture retailer, we sell the kits in store now.