Cleaning and Maintaining Tips
How to clean a leather couch
Before getting leather furniture you should realize that it's a pretty expensive investment and you do need to take care of it. In order to keep it in a good shape, you need to clean it regularly. It's very important that you clean and condition your leather furniture at least 2 to 3 times a year, especially the parts that you use the most. You should keep in mind that leather is very sensitive to the dirt and skin oil that sometimes you can't even see the damage. The leather keeps all the dirt on the back side of it and once there's enough of dirt and oil, it starts seeping to the front. That's why we recommend to use a soft cleaner made specifically for leather. The process is pretty simple: you should squeeze a little cleaner onto a clean sponge and use a circular motion to clean dirt and oil off, and then use a cotton towel to dry it off.
bonded leather furniture
..but what about
The first question that customers start asking is "What is bonded leather?" Bonded leather as you can guess from the name is just an assortment of scraps of leather pressed together with special technique to look like grained leather. Sometimes people think if it's not original genuine leather, it doesn't need to be cared but this is not the case - you do need to take care of it. You can clean the dirt or skin oil with lukewarm water and a clean cotton towel. The cracks or scratches can be cleaned as well. Dry it with another cotton towel or just let it dry itself. To protect the bonded leather product use the conditioner made specifically for bonded leather and rub over the surface, including cracks and scratches till it's absorbed by the leather.
now what about a microfiber sofa?
One of the most important aspects about microfiber furniture that you need to be aware of is that not all microfiber products can be cleaned with soap and water. Water and soap can damage the product and cause water marks. What you should use in this case is something that would dissolve oils and disappear quickly. Regular soap is good at binding to oils but once you mix it with water, it won't fade for a pretty long time. Once you determined which type of microfiber you have, you should be able to find a good microfiber product that is made for dry cleaning or removing dirt/oil. Don't use it in large amounts and let the fabric dry after each time you apply it. If you have the emergency and you need to clean a part of your microfiber product immediately, you can use ammonia or clear alcohol (such as vodka). One problem with microfiber is that after cleaning with time it becomes hard. You can use a soft scrub brush or even an old toothbrush and gently rub the hardened part of fabric in this case.