How to care for leather furniture

Leather furniture needs to be treated differently to that of fabric. Let us show you how to help keep your leather furniture looking luxurious.

Top tips

  • Never use wet wipes to clean your leather furniture – always use leather wipes or a damp cloth.

  • Clean the leather at least three times a year to keep it in good condition.

  • All leathers react differently to cleaning, so keep a careful eye on colour changes on the leather while you clean.

  • Check the cloth you're using to clean your leather to make sure that colour isn't bleeding out of the leather.

  • Most cleaning products for leather come in concentrate form – always dilute the mixture before you apply it as the concentrated liquid can cause damage.

  • Be gentle – two or three gentle wipes will do the job, whereas rubbing will do more harm than good.

Products to use on leather

Leather cleaning mousse

Effective for cleaning even delicate leathers like semi-aniline, a good leather cleaning mousse can also be used as a stain remover.

Leather Conditioning and protection cream

Designed to feed leather without damaging the stitching, leather conditioning and protecting cream also preserves your leather upholstery so it won't crack. It will also ensure that your leather furniture is better able to resist oil and water-based stains.

Ink removal sticks

A very clever product, ink removal sticks allow you to remove stains on your leather without removing the colour. Effective even on children's crayons, they're ideal for removing fresh ink and other oil based stains.

Cleaning Aniline or Nubuck

Aniline or Nubuck leathers require intensive care to keep their look and feel.

Top tips

  • Use a vacuum cleaner to gently remove dust and dirt from the leather's surface.

  • Add a small amount of special cleaning fluid to a damp sponge, producing a light foam, then apply gently.

  • Beware of letting the leather get too moist while you clean.

  • Allow the cleaned leather to dry naturally, or dry it gently with a hairdryer on low heat.

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