5 Steps to Keeping Your Leather Sofa Pristine

Leather cleaning and maintenance is quick, easy, and can keep your chair or sofa looking brand new for longer.

You may be surprised how durable this material is if you treat it correctly. For simple spillages, quickly soak and wipe the excess with a damp sponge or cloth by dabbing. It’s important to keep high quality leather furniture well looked after, after all your sofa will be the focal point of any room for years to come. To maintain your furniture in top condition simply follow these 5 easy steps and keep it soft, supple and a sight to behold!

[ezcol_1half] Vacuum clean your leather sofa

Step 1 - Vacuum Cleaning

The first step in protecting your furniture is to remove any debris, crumbs or dirt before wiping it down. Leather, especially when soft and supple can scratch easily. Delicately vacuum your sofa with a soft brush extension. Focus on visible debris between the cushions and down the sides. [/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end] Wipe the leather down with a damp soft cloth

Step 2 - Wet Wiping Leather

Once all solids have been removed, the simplest and safest way to clean your sofa or chair is to wipe it with a damp cloth. Nubuck cloths are particularly good for cleaning, but any damp soft cloth or sponge will work. Avoid oils or excessive water that will soak in. [/ezcol_1half_end]

[ezcol_1half] Use saddle soap to moisturise your leather

Step 3 - Moisturising

To avoid letting it become brittle or hardened, moisturise the leather. Some suggest using linseed or olive oil. The potential problem with these is that they will soften the material but at a cost of reducing its lifespan. Instead of oils, use a good quality saddle soap to clean and keep the leather soft. We supply a range of these, just ask in store for details. [/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end] How to dry your leather

Step 4 - Drying Your Furniture

Leather should be left to dry naturally (drying it out too fast can harden it). When cleaning your furniture, do not to leave excessive amounts of water out, and keep the room well ventilated. This will help your chair or sofa dry faster and prevent marks and stains . [/ezcol_1half_end]

[ezcol_1half] Use leather conditioner to protect your furniture

Step 5 - Conditioning Your Leather

Once cleaned, moisturised, and dry, you can condition the leather for longer lasting protection. Conditioning it will help keep the material soft and sumptuous for longer. High quality conditioners would be recommended for this. Depending on the conditioner used, follow the instructions provided but typically apply gently with a cloth, leaving a slight gloss and allow it to settle. We’d recommend using a conditioner once a month to really keep your furniture luscious. [/ezcol_1half] [ezcol_1half_end] Visit our showrooms to find out more
To find out more about how to look after and maintain your furniture, visit our experts at any of our Delcor showrooms. View our showrooms