Leather furniture indeed costs more than a fabric furniture, but this material is more durable and can last longer than a fabric sofa. This is the reason families have long preferred leather because they not only look good, but can last for years with proper care. With proper care, modern leather sofas can last for up to 15 years.
What you will need
1) soft cloth
2) vacuum cleaner
3) leather conditioner
How to clean
- WIPE: Dust your sofa regularly using a dry, clean cloth. To get rid of stubbon or dried up stains, wet the rug with water first before cleaning. Make your cleaning cloth wet but not soaked. Avoid letting the water soak into the couch.
- VACUUM: Remove the dust and debris that have built up between the crevices and underneath the cushions.
- SPILLS: Attend to spills immediately. Use a dry cloth or absorbent sponge to absorb the spill. Use a dry cloth to wipe the area completely dry. Do not wipe or rub away the spill. Use moistened cloth only when necessary.
Maintaining a leather sofa
- CONDITION: Apply a leather conditioner every 3 to 6 months to keep it from cracking and make it last for years.
- DO NOT use bleach, detergent, furniture polish or any cleaning products that aren't intended to cleaning leather. Do not place it near an air conditioner, near heat sources and never place it in prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.
Leather couches make up an excellent seating space in your living room; however, it needs more care and maintenance than fabric couches would. These tips can help prolong the life of leather that will last for years to come.
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