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.
Take care of what you love.