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Cleaning Leather Furniture

Posted by Josh Kennedy

Oct 26, 2021 7:34:46 AM

It’s tough enough to find time to keep the house tidy, let alone make time for special projects like cleaning the leather furniture in your home.  Nevertheless, it’s got to be done!  Routine leather furniture cleaning protects your investment and ensures you’ll be able to enjoy and relax in your leather recliner or sofa for years to come.

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Our customers frequently ask us how they can get rid of stains in their leather furniture and generally keep it looking good.  Here are our professional tips for cleaning leather furniture:

  1. Wipe Away Dust – Wipe away dust, dirt, and crumbs at least one per month, using a clean dry cloth. Be sure to wipe along any zippers and seams, around buttons, underneath cushions, and around all other details of the leather furniture.  You can also use an upholstery or brush attachment on your vacuum to reach into crevices and folds in the material.  If you have leather throw pillows, don’t forget to wipe around the crevices and buttons on these as well.
  2. Conditioner – Apply high quality leather conditioner several times per year to maintain protection. The best leather furniture conditioners will keep the leather soft and supple.  We recommend checking the manufacturer of your leather furniture to see if they recommend any preferred brands or even produce leather furniture conditioner themselves.
  3. Spills! – Many types of spills can be dabbed away using a clean cloth dampened with a mixture of warm water and mild dish soap.  If you spill something or notice a spill has occurred, move to dab it away immediately and do not wait.
  4. Grease Stains – Grease stains are tricky to remove, and indeed will likely never be fully removed. However, one trick you can try when removing grease stains from leather furniture is to sprinkle baking soda over the affected area and allow it to sit for an hour or two, then brush away the baking soda with a dry cloth or suction it away with your vacuum attachment.  Re-examine the stained area and repeat this process if needed.  When grease stains appear on your fine leather sofa, leather chair, or other leather furniture, find the best upholstery cleaning service in your area and call them right away.  Highly rated upholstery cleaners have technicians that are trained specifically to clean and care for leather furniture, so trust a great upholstery cleaning company to handle your stained leather furniture.
  5. IMPORTANT! – Remember to always test a cleaning solution, even if it’s just lukewarm water, on a small and inconspicuous area of the leather furniture first to be sure no damage is done. Only proceed with the spill or stain removal if you damage has been sustained in the test area.

Your leather furniture is an investment that needs to be protected, but it’s also comfortable furniture that you should count on enjoying every evening!  Keep your leather sofas, leather recliners and chair, leather ottomans, and other leather furniture in good shape with routine cleaning as well as professional upholstery cleaning with a leather cleaning team!  First Coast Home Pros is the best upholstery cleaning service Jacksonville FL homeowners trust with their fine leather furniture.  We serve repeat customers throughout San Marco, Nocatee, Ponte Vedra, and along the Beaches and take pride in helping them care for their fine furniture.  When your leather furniture shows signs of needing some care, or if stains appear, call on First Coast Home Pros and we’ll get our upholstery cleaning team out right away!

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