Caring for Leather Furniture:
Avoid placing your furniture in direct sunlight, as excessive light will cause leather and all other upholstery materials to fade over time. Try to maintain at least two feet between your furniture and heating sources, as prolonged exposure to heat vents or radiators can cause your leather to dry out. Avoid placing newspapers and magazines on the surface of your furniture, as the ink can bleed into the material and cause permanent damage.
Remember that leather is a natural product and requires some care to maintain the natural beauty of the hide; when properly cared for, leather will maintain its beauty and appearance for many years. The use of a high-quality leather conditioner is recommended every 6-12 months. Take extra care with sharp instruments and animal claws. Leather is much stronger than upholstery but will puncture with force, causing need for a difficult repair.
Leather has elasticity and forms according to the amount of use an area gets. Just as new shoes need some breaking in, so does your leather chair. This stretching is an inherent natural quality of the leather.
Do not use saddle soap, bleach, cleaning solvents, furniture polish, oils, varnish, abrasive cleaners, detergent soaps or ammonia water to clean your leather furniture.
Normal Care: Under normal usage conditions, regular dusting and vacuum cleaning in crevices is all that is necessary to clean your furniture. Take care to use a non-abrasive cloth, and avoid rubbing a vacuum accessory directly against the leather.
Minor Spots and Spills: Blot – do not wipe – excess liquid immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use a lightly moistened soft cloth with clean lukewarm water and let air dry naturally. Do not dry with hair dryers, etc. Do not use soap or soak the stain heavily with water.
Stubborn Stains: If the stain persists, it is recommended that the leather be cleaned by a professional leather specialist to avoid any potential damage to the leather.
Oily Substances: Blot – do not wipe – excess butter, oil, chocolate, or other greasy substances off the leather with a clean dry cloth. Take care not to apply pressure to prevent residue from entering the pores of the leather. Then leave it alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather after a short period of time. Do not apply water or try to wash an oily spot.
Minor Scratches: For minor or slight scratches on the surface, use a chamois or clean fingers to gently buff the scratch. If needed, moisten very lightly with distilled water to work scratches out.