Leather is a hardy material that, if cared for, will only get better over time. However, without a regular cleaning routine, your sofa can soon begin to look a bit worn out.
You should put some time aside at least once a week to take care of your leather furniture, though you might need to up this to twice a week if your sofa sees a lot of use. Be sure to clean every part of your sofa or chair, as there will most likely be a slight alteration in the colour of your leather when it has been treated. This way you’ll avoid having furniture with mismatched upholstery.
Follow these steps:
- With a soft cloth, go over your upholstery to brush off any dirt or dust that might have settled on the surface. To get into the nooks and crannies of your sofa, use a vacuum equipped with a soft brush attachment.
- Next, use a damp cloth to wipe the upholstery of your sofa. It’s best to use distilled water if you can, as the chlorine in tap water can damage the finish on leather over time. Before you do this for the first time, test how your material takes to water on a part of the settee that is hidden from sight. Take great care not to soak your sofa, as leathers do not take kindly to large quantities of liquid.
. At least once every two to four weeks, you should use a specialised cleaning product to treat and cleanse your sofa’s upholstery. Steer clear of using all-purpose wipes and sprays from the supermarket, as they can contain chemicals that can damage you sofa. Instead, use a soft cleaner that is proven and tested to work on leather — we recommend the Soft Cleaner for Leather included in our leather care kits, which can be safely used on all leathers, including aniline, semi-aniline, and pigmented.
- Leave your sofa to dry naturally, and avoid sitting on it until it is finished. This way, the material will stay shaped around the contours of your sofa with no creases. You can speed up this process by opening a few doors and windows to create a good flow of air through your home.
Carpet Cleaners Australia leather and upholstery cleaning and restoration services will have your lounges, arm chairs, sofas and other upholstered furniture looking like new again.
Make a cleaning solution by mixing equal parts water and vinegar in a bowl. Remove dust, dirt and loose particles from the surface of the leather sofa with a vacuum cleaner. In case of separation, mix the solution a few times more, and dip a soft cloth into the solution. Wring out the cloth so that it is damp (and not soaking), and begin wiping the dirty areas of the leather. Once you have wiped down the problem spots, wipe any damp areas with a dry cloth. Our technicians have expert training and years of hands-on experience cleaning all types of fabrics and materials.
Upon arrival, our technicians will work with you to assess the degree of soiling, to properly identify the material, and decide on the safest method to properly clean your leather and fabrics.