Leather Care Tips

  • Like wood, leather can fade, stiffen and crack. So, keep it away from heat sources such as fireplaces, radiators, space heaters, and direct sunlight through house windows.

  • Keep the leather clean on a regular basis. Leather is a very porous skin and is quite absorbent. You should use a damp white microfiber cloth weekly to wipe off the surface of your leather furniture. Twice yearly use a quality brand off the shelf leather “cleaner” followed by a quality leather “conditioner”.
  • Never use harsh soap, detergents, cleaning solvents, ammonia, or vinegar to clean stains from leather. These will dry out the leather severely and may remove the dye coloring from the leather. The best cleaner for leather is tap water or an off the shelf cleaning solution made specifically for leather. When using water only have the cloth “damp”, do not soak the leather during cleaning because too much water can cause stains also.
  • Never leave newspapers or magazines on leather furniture as the dyes from the printed material can easily leech into the leather and permanently stain it.

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