Care Tips for Your Leather Furniture
The reputation of leather is slightly suffering. Word on the street is, leather is high maintenance and difficult to deal with since it scratches easily. However, such allegations are far from the truth if you invest a little bit of extra care into your leather couch.
Wipe Down Your Couch Regularly
Regular cleaning is good for your leather. Incorporate wiping your leather furniture into your weekly cleaning routine. Use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe off dust. Never use an abrasive brush or cloth since it can scratch the leather. If necessary, use a damp cloth with distilled water to remove the dirt. Never use a cloth that is soaking wet, as water may cause stains.
Vacuum Clean the Crevices of Your Furniture
Over time, dirt and debris will build up in your leather couch. To remove it, use your vacuum cleaner with a soft hose attachment and a soft bristled brush. Use the vacuum to clean the entire surface and to clean under the cushions. If you cannot remove the cushions, pay special attention to vacuuming the crevices where most of the dirt and debris will accumulate, thus allowing microbes to grow.
Clean Up Spills As Soon As They Happen
Over the years, accidents will happen. Whenever there is a spillage onto your leather, blot it away as soon as possible. Do this by using either a dry cloth or a sponge to soak up as much of the liquid as possible. Afterwards, use as little water as possible to clean the affected area and wipe dry right afterwards. Key is to leave the liquid as little time as possible to soak into the leather.
In case the spill does not get caught in time and you are concerned about staining, you may want to spread the remaining liquid over the section of the couch and wipe up the spill from there. This may seem counterintuitive, but by spreading the spill over a bigger area until the edges of the section, you eliminate the line surrounding the watermark.
Make Your Leather Last Longer
If you take care of leather just like you take care of your skin, it will be beneficial to the longevity of your leather couch. If possible, do not place your leather couch close to an air condition vent, heater, fireplace or in a place constantly exposed to direct sunlight, since it can dry out your leather and result in cracks or discolored spots.
Cracks in your leather couch can easily be fixed with Coconix Leather Care Pro – Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit. This innovative leather repair kit helps you easily fix damages on your leather furniture caused by heat or sunlight. Simply mix the color compounds to match the color of your furniture and apply on the cracked area.
Fix any damages before they get bigger. A hole or a rip on your couch may seem like the end of its life but it is actually really easy to fix burns, scratches and holes on your couch in a cost-effective way and give a second life to your precious leather couch. Treat any damage as early as possible with Coconix Leather Care Pro – Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit.