Maintaining Leather Furniture

upholstery cleaning wellandMost of us love the look and feel that new leather upholstery in our Welland home. However, do you ever wonder how to protect your leather upholstery? Leather requires regular maintenance to help keep it looking fresh and new. If you don’t do regular maintenance on your leather upholstery, you could risk having the leather dry, crack, or even have is start o discolor. Leather is really sensitive to stains, especially liquid stains. To make sure your leather furniture stays fresh, keep in mind these simple leather upholstery cleaning steps.

Removing Stains

Be sure to remove liquid stains as soon as you possibly if you can. Leather is a very porous material; therefore, it absorbs liquid very fast. The longer you wait to clean up the liquid on the leather, the harder it will be to get out, causing a more permanent stain to your upholstery.

When you start cleaning your leather upholstery, check to make sure your chemicals are not too harsh. When it comes to picking the right cleaning items for leather, you should consider chemicals that are gentle for the human skin. This will help ensure you that you will not ruin your beautiful leather upholstery. Many times there is a tag that can explain how to treat the material. This tag will help ensure you that your leather will be kept in ideal condition. If you don’t want to take the risk of damaging your leather upholstery contact Professional Cleaning Specialists of Niagara! Our staff knows the ins and outs of leather cleaning and can answer any of your questions.

Brushing Leather

Before you begin any type of cleaning on your leather, be sure to brush off any debris that has been left on the leather. This will help prevent you from scratching your leather upholstery. However, do not use any abrasive pads that could scratch the material while brushing off the loose debris. There are certain oils and cleaners based on hardness of the leather. Make sure to pick the right cleaners based on your leather’s hardness.

Many times leather upholstery will come with a protective finish to help protect your material. However, most people do not realize that you have to reapply it every so often. There are many different options and chemical you can use to put on your leather to help preserve it to make sure it lasts for years. Make sure that you do not to use any protectant that has a wax or silicone, this will make contaminants stick to the leather more.

Be careful where you put your leather upholstery at. Being in the sun could make the leather dry out faster, causing it to crack. You should also consider not putting your leather in front of your air conditioner or vents in your Welland home because it will take all the moisture out of the leather causing it to crack.

If you uncertain about how to take care of or even treat your leather upholstery, don’t hesitate to contact a professional. They will give you the necessary tips and techniques to help ensure you that your leather will last for many years to come in your beautiful Welland home.

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