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How Often Should I Clean My Leather?

A regular cleaning schedule includes professional cleaning two times a year. Between professional cleanings, you can maintain the health and beauty of your leather furniture by cleaning with leather cleaner and Protective Cream. We recommend a leather cleaning kit.

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Why Should I Clean & Protect My Leather?

• Oils & Grease – Body oils from both humans and animals attach and hold on to leather. Body oils are easily transferred to the head cushions and armrests of the furniture and can cause serious damage to the protective finishes found on leather.
• Atmospheric Soils – Consider the dust that builds up on a coffee table or desk over a week’s time. This same dust is being deposited on your leather. Additionally, consider the airborne cooking oils and atmospheric pollution that are present, to some degree, in every home. These elements can wear down leather over time.
• Common Soils – These soils include dirt tracked in from outside along with sand and fibers from plants, brought into the home by people and pets.
• Dyes and Inks – The inks from newspapers and dyes from denim can transfer onto leather in a process called dye transfer. Additionally, the risk of ink from a leaky pen or the aspiring toddler who loves to draw should not be forgotten.

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Leather Scuffs, Scratches and Fading…

Over the life of your furniture, you are bound to experience some of the common problems associated with leather furniture.

Scratches:
• Try using dabbing a little olive oil on the scratch.
• Use an iron over a damp cloth to draw the natural oils out of the leather.
• Try some shoe polish.

(The best way to repair leather damage is have an expert do it. We take not responsibility for the above techniques. Use them at your own discretion.)