Leather furniture sometimes costs a fortune and even if you buy a version that is in a reasonable price, leather is a material that needs care. If you will take proper care for maintaining your leather furniture from the very beginning, then there are great chances of your furniture to last many years. Even the best leather furniture brands require maintenance and care too. So, here you go for some useful tips that will help you keep your leather furniture in its original form the next few years:
1. Protect The Furniture From Sunlight
Never put your leather furniture in direct sunlight even if it is manufactured for outdoor use.
For outdoor use it is always advisable to provide it some kind of shade in the form of a canopy or a pergola whatever suits your furniture size and the outdoor space the most.
2. Clean It with a Dry Cloth Every Few Days to Keep It Dust Free
Even dust can accumulate over time and make your furniture look dirty and shabby. So, prevention is better than cure. Simply, use a dry cotton fabric or a soft kitchen towel to clean any kind of dust that may fall over the furniture.
You can assign a day for this chore for example every weekend dedicate some time to the dusting of your leather furniture in detail. Once you have dusted you can also use a slightly damp cloth to wipe off any remaining dust particles.
3. Keep The Leather Furniture at a Distance from The Fireplace
The heat coming from the fireplace is a recipe of disaster for leather furniture. It can damage it in many ways by creating cracks, deformation and even burns.
So, always keep a distance between the fireplace and the leather furniture pieces.
4. Make a Homemade Cleaning Solution for White Leather Furniture
White leather furniture is perhaps the most difficult one to maintain and clean. But cleaning at regular intervals is the key to keep it new.
For that you can prepare homemade cleaning solutions by using materials such as a mixture of warm water, oxiclean and dish cleaning detergent in right proportions. But before preparing any such solution always ask the furniture manufacturer for the most suitable cleaning solution and also ask if they have any such cleaner available.
5. Take Care of The Furniture to Keep it Free from Scratches and Repair Scratches from Time to Time
Scratches can easily form on leather furniture. Pet scratches are fairly common too. But you can prevent those by putting scratching pads for your pets near the legs and also by using such leather that can withstand minor scratches.
Moreover, if unfortunately some scratches have happened then you can use techniques such as sanding and filling to conceal them.