How to Clean & Care For Leather Furniture
La-Z-Boy Southeast | August 31, 2020
Are you interested in learning how to clean and care for leather furniture?
When leather furniture is properly cared for, it will maintain its beauty and appearance for years.
In this article, we will show you how to clean and care for your leather furniture at home.
1) Dust & Vacuum
Dusting and vacuuming your leather furniture often will remove the dust, dirt, and hair that accumulates over time.
Weekly dusting: dampen a clean, soft, and lint-free cloth with distilled water and wipe gently.
Weekly vacuuming: use a brush attachment like the one pictured below to keep your vacuum from scratching your fabric.
If your vacuum is having trouble cleaning the seams, try using a crevice tool to lightly remove any hard-to-reach debris.
2) Avoid Direct Exposure to Sunlight
Although leather furniture is resistant to fading, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight will cause any material to fade.
You can protect your leather furniture from ultraviolet (UV) rays by installing curtains or rearranging your room.
If you have any questions about the layout of your space, schedule an appointment with one of our degreed interior designers for free.
3) Keep Away From Heat
It’s important to keep leather furniture at least 12″ away from radiators and other heat sources.
Avoiding intense heat will prevent your leather from drying out and possibly cracking.
Plus, you will not get overheated while you sit down and relax at the end of the day.
4) Clean Spills Quickly
Most leather and fabrics will become stained if spills aren’t cleaned up immediately.
If spills occur, get to them quickly and remember to blot (not rub) the stain.
Use a mixture of the following solution on a slightly dampened cloth or sponge.
- 1/2 mild soap such as Neutrogena or Ivory
- 1/2 distilled water
Avoid excessive rubbing with a cloth. Blot any remaining soap with a clean cloth dampened only with distilled water.
If your stains are more difficult, please contact a professional leather cleaning service.
Check Out These Additional Resources
Knowing how to clean and care for leather will prolong the life of your furniture.
At La-Z-Boy Home Furnishings & Décor, we can customize all of our furniture with more than 900 leathers and fabrics.
Here are some additional online resources you may like to check out:
- How Much Does Leather Furniture Cost?
- 5 Reasons to Buy Leather Furniture
- Best Furniture for Pets: Leather or Fabric?
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