When it comes to maintaining the elegance and longevity of your leather lounge, professionally cleaning your leather lounge is essential. Many homeowners in popular coastal areas like Broadbeach, Surfers Paradise, and Burleigh on the Gold Coast, are aware of the wear and tear caused by excess salt in the air. Especially if you live on or near the beach, it can wreck havoc on appliances and furniture. 

But we love those water views, right?

By engaging a professional leather expert to protect your cherished leather furniture, and professionally clean your leather lounge, you can get more life out of your furniture.

In this blog post, we will explore the significant benefits of professionally cleaning your leather lounge, highlighting how it not only enhances the appearance but also extends the lifespan of your cherished furniture.

  • Preserving the Luxurious Appeal of your Leather Lounge

    Living on the Gold Coast, along the stunning coastline, means being surrounded by a vibrant coastal lifestyle. As you welcome friends and family to your home, a clean and well-maintained leather lounge adds a touch of luxury and sophistication. Professional cleaning services have the expertise to treat your leather furniture with care, removing dirt, stains, and grime accumulated over time. By restoring the natural shine and colour of your leather lounge, professionals ensure it remains an attractive centerpiece of your living space.


  • Protecting Against Saltwater Damage

    Coastal areas are synonymous with beautiful beaches and salty air. While this environment can be refreshing, relaxing and desireable, it poses unique challenges to your appliances and leather furniture. Saltwater particles can settle on the surface of your leather lounge, leading to corrosion and discolouration over time. Professional cleaning not only removes these harmful particles but also applies appropriate conditioning treatments to restore and maintain the leather’s natural moisture balance. By protecting your leather lounge against saltwater damage, you ensure its longevity in the coastal environment. This rings true especially for suburbs like Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach.


  • Extending the Lifespan of Your Leather Lounge

    Leather furniture represents a significant investment, and ensuring its longevity is crucial. By professionally cleaning your leather lounge, sessions can significantly extend the lifespan of your leather lounge. Professionals use specialised techniques and products designed specifically for leather upholstery, preventing cracking, fading, and other forms of deterioration. By regularly scheduling professional cleaning, you protect your investment and avoid the need for costly repairs or replacement in the future.


  • Improving Indoor Air Quality

    A clean and well-maintained leather lounge not only enhances the aesthetics of your home but also contributes to better indoor air quality. Over time, dust, allergens, and pet dander can accumulate on the surface of your furniture, negatively impacting the air you breathe. Professional cleaning services employ advanced techniques to deep clean your leather lounge, removing these particles and improving the overall air quality within your home. By investing in professional cleaning, you create a healthier living environment for yourself and your loved ones.


As a homeowner in the beautiful coastal regions of Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, by professionally cleaning your leather lounge is crucial. Professional cleaning not only preserves its luxurious appeal but also protects against saltwater damage, extends its lifespan, and improves indoor air quality. By entrusting your leather lounge to professionals, you can enjoy its beauty and comfort for years to come. Make the wise choice to schedule regular professional cleaning sessions, and you’ll reap the rewards of a pristine and long-lasting leather lounge in your coastal haven.

Talk to us today [or request a quote] Gold Coast Leather Cleaning & Repair on how we can help you protect your furniture and keep the damage from salt particles away from your furniture!

It’s not a great look when your pristine white leather lounge or leather armchair shows up with discoloured leather from a dye transfer.

The good news? We can help you with fixing it.

How Do I Get Discoloured Leather From A Dye Transfer?

Discoloured leather from a dye transfer is caused typically by wet clothes left forgotten sitting on the leather overnight or for an extended period of time.

It can also occur whilst wearing new, highly pigmented clothes like jeans or dyed pants and sitting on your leather lounge.

Another cause for dye transfer is newspaper left sitting on your leather lounge, where you will see an imprint of ink left on the leather.

What Type Leather Is At Risk From A Dye Transfer?

The most vulnerable leather is white or light coloured grey or beige leather lounges and leather armchairs. You may also see this dye transfer in your light coloured leather car seats.

There are different types of leather and some are more susceptible to damage than others. It’s best to consult with a leather expert before you attempt any DIY leather cleaning in case you make the issue worse, and the repair job will end up being more difficult.

What Can I Do About Discoloured Leather?

So when these accidents happen, the dye from clothes or ink from newspaper will seep into the top layer of the leather lounge and it gets embedded in the leather pigments.

General cleaning is not an option anymore. The damage has gone too far into the leather.

The only way to repair a dye transfer is to recolour the damaged area by exactly matching the existing colour of your leather lounge or leather armchair.

These are some images from a recent dye transfer repair we carried out for a local, Gold Coast client:


discoloured leather from dye transfer

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They were very happy with the results, and loved seeing their favourite chair brought back to coloured life.

How Can We Help You?

These complex leather repairs (including leather discolouration) are what we specialise in at Gold Coast Leather Cleaning and Repair. Our Head Technician is a leather expert and versed in all kinds of leather repairs.
With a repair of discoloured leather from a dye transfer, this kind of repair is permanent and it’s our company policy to give our customers a 12 months warranty on these repairs.
Request a quote today by filling in this form, or calling JB on 0435 038 774.

If you’re looking for tips on how to care for your leather lounge between professional cleans, you’re in the right place.

There are some key steps to take to ensure you can care for your leather lounge in the best possible way, and keep it in the best condition possible for a long time to come.

Leather furniture will give you many years of reliable relaxation, but you must take care of it to give it the best chance at survival!

Your leather lounge or leather armchairs will start to discolour or disintegrate when these things happen:

Care For Your Leather Lounge: Clean Off Body Oils & Sweat

When your leather furniture is exposed to everyday use it can quickly accumulate residual body oils and sweat. Often body oils and sweat are the number one cause of leather discolouring and deterioration. You’ll see this on the corners of your leather lounge that are most often touched. The headrest, armrest, leg roll or foot stopper. Body oils and sweat are absorbed by the leather and accumulate on top of the surface of the leather, leading to cracks, peels and holes in the leather. It can also lead to discoloured patches.

Because we naturally produce body oils and sweat, there’s not too much we can do to avoid exposing our leather furniture to this kind of contact APART from expertly cleaning, repairing and most importantly conditioning the leather.

At Gold Coast Leather Cleaning and Repairs, we condition all the leather lounges we care for after a deep clean, using safe and Australian made speciality leather cleaning products. The conditioning goes a long way to protect the leather for absorbing and holding onto body oils and sweat between cleans.

Care For Your Leather Lounge: Minimise Contact With Dirt & Grime

If you love nothing more than relaxing on your leather lounge with the whole family, you’re not alone! However, all those little fingers and little toes can lead to dirt, grime and debris building up on your leather furniture. Dirt (bacteria), grime and body oils and sweat (when left unattended) will accumulate on top of your leather, absorb into your leather and start to wreak havoc on your leather lounge. Cracking, Peeling, Holes, Discolouration and even rips in your leather can appear.

You can help to minimise contact with dirt and grime by insisting on washing hands and feet before any meals on the couch, and with daily gentle wipe downs of your leather lounge.

The best way to care for your leather lounge is to schedule a professional deep clean, conditioning and if needed, repairing of any small rips and tears before they become big issues.


Care For Your Leather Lounge: Be Mindful Of Pets, Pens and Pencils

Eeek, is that your toddler with a pen, drawing on your leather lounge? So often, pen marks, accidental pen or pencil punctures and scratches by pets that are left to treat the leather lounge as their personal scratching post can leave leather lounges in a dire condition. If your lounge has suffered a pen mark or pen puncture, before turning to DIY Google recommendations, please call a professional (or me) who will be able to help you with the best tips on how to rectify the situation and restore the leather to appear as if perfect, again. Pet scratches take a little more time and expertise, however it is possible to repair even deep pet scratches.


For more tips, keep reading the blog.
For a simple quote from us to clean and condition your leather lounge, armchair or furniture, click here.

Take care of what you love.



Do you know the number one cause of why your leather lounge is dirty?

Spoiler alert… it’s You!

Being a natural product sourced from animals, leather is not as robust and indestructible as people imagine. Your leather lounge gets dirty easily and fastly absorbs substances like oils and sweat.

In order to see your leather last a long time in your home, it needs proper care and ongoing maintenance.

The one thing that causes your leather furniture to deteriorate faster than anything else is you!

The everyday use you give to your leather lounge means all the dirt, grime, natural oils, and sweat from your body PLUS any residue from the products you use on your hair and skin can cause havoc on the condition and structure of your leather lounge.

The substances you leave behind on your leather can cause the top layers of the leather to break down, this is when you can see peeling or cracking. The overtime, the substances can penetrate the rest of the layers of the leather.

In most cases, this type of damage can be repaired with cleaning, conditioning, and ongoing regular maintenance.

Think about the last time your leather lounge had a professional clean and condition….maybe it’s never had one? The time to invest in a professional clean is now. Your leather lounge will thank you and you’ll rest easy knowing your family is relaxing on nice, clean furniture.

If you invest in genuine leather and take care of it, you will enjoy it for years to come. Your leather lounge is too nice to stay dirty.

So if your leather lounge is dirty, contact us today for a quote! When we come to you and clean your dirty leather lounge, we use gentle, Australian-made, safe cleaning products that are specifically made for leather furniture. We clean your leather lounge by hand, and condition your leather lounge to seal in the clean. The conditioning assists in keeping the leather cleaner for longer.

Take care of what you love.