3 Easy Ways to Maintain Your Leather Furniture

As we rest on our leather sofas or chairs, we’re usually reminded of how comfortable and luxurious it feels as we relax and wind down. The initial investment on our furniture goes further than its long-lasting capabilities, with an added bonus for the clean-freaks. More than its durability, leather furniture is also easier to clean and maintain compared to other fabrics in the market.

Dog on sofa
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Even with its superb qualities and aesthetics, leather couches do not come with self-cleaning capabilities. This means that you do still have to take some time out of your schedule to give it a clean every so often — but fret not! To take some weight off your shoulders, our professionals at De Hygienique have formulated these easy cleaning solutions to keep your leather furniture fresh.

1. Vacuum Regularly

Sofa being vacuumed
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On the days where you just wish to keep things neat and tidy, this solution is perfect being just what you need. The best part? All you’d need is a feather duster and preferably a vacuum cleaner.

Vacuuming your leather furniture regularly and thoroughly does wonders in maintaining that pristine quality of your leather. By keeping dust, dirt, and abrasive particles off the surface of your leathers, you get to maximise the lifespan of your leather furniture. You’d be pleasantly surprised by how effective vacuuming weekly is — a small price to pay for salvation!

2. Wiping Down Regularly

Your leather furniture should be as clean as it can be after a few rounds of vacuuming. However, if you’re looking to take things up a notch, or if you’re simply just a clean freak, this one’s for you. All you’d need is a clean damp cloth!

This is a great way to remove body grease and perspiration. Start off by wiping down your leather furniture thoroughly with an adequately damp cloth. Take note to emphasise on areas where the head, hands, and feet come in contact with. This is because the grease from our bodies can trap dirt and cause discoloration over time. Avoid using cleansers unless it’s certified to be safe for use by the manufacturer! On that note, wiping using a clean and damp cloth is still the safest option.

Sofa being wiped down using cloth
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Additionally, in the unfortunate case of you staining your leather furniture, it’s essential to immediately remove the stain with a piece of non-abrasive fabric. A microfibre cloth would work well here, but most importantly, you should remove the stain as quickly as possible before the stain settles. You’ll thank yourself for utilising this simple yet effective stain removal method.

3. Moisturise Regularly

Regularly moisturising your leather furniture is another great way to prevent it from cracking over time. Since leather consists of natural oils, moisturising it with a leather conditioner every 6 months should be more than enough to keep them in pristine condition for years to come!

Before moisturising your leather furniture though, it’s essential to use the correct type of fabric to gently massage the moisturiser into the leather. On that note, a clean and dry white microfibre cloth would work best, as the colours from dyed fabric might rub off onto your leather — and that wouldn’t be a pretty sight.

Wish to have your leather furniture professionally cleaned and maintained? We’re here to help.

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