2012年7月20日星期五

Maintenance Tips For Leather Furniture

When you buy leather furniture for your home or office you expect it to be durable. With the proper care and handling your leather furniture can and will meet those expectations.
Filiphs Palladio Luxury neoclassicism living room furniture

But how do you take care of your precious leather darling? Well, it’s easier than what most people make it out to be and here is a straight forward guide that will help you preserve the beauty of your leather furniture.
  • Clean it regularly with dry cloth and vacuum the corners
One of the most basic steps in keeping that shine on your leather furnishings for a long time is to keep them clean. You need to take weekly care of your leather furniture. Most often a dry cloth and vacuuming will be sufficient in this regard. If you ever spill something on it though, make sure you clean up quickly and aptly.
  • Do not use lots of water, cleaning solvents, soaps or ammonia
The most common mistake that people make is using excessive water and soap to clean their leather furniture. This is an absolute no-no as it disintegrates the surface and speeds up the cracking and breaking process. Do not use strong solvents and stuff like ammonia on it as they could bleach the leather. Even when there is a stain, use the minimum water required for cleaning up and do not allow the water to remain stagnant on the surface.
Classic Armchair and small Table

Luxury Leather Armchair and Footstool

  • Use a leather conditioner that is appropriate and in right quantity
Some gullible people are duped to believe that using a conditioner often will keep their leather furniture shining like the sun- forever! You could not be more far off from truth. Use the conditioner judiciously and once every 6-12 months. There is no need to put it on and polish your leather once each month. Most commercial conditioners are too strong, so make sure you pick something mild. You can always make one at home as well.
  • Keep the leather away from direct sunlight and the fireplace
Remember that leather was once the skin of an animal and just like too much sun and heat are no good for your skin, they are not all that welcome for leather as well. If your leather sofa set sits close to a sunny window, then use a window treatment. Keep your leather furniture away from the fire place and at a spot that is cooler.

Solid wood hand carved chairs

  • Extent of care and methods vary with type of leather and the furnishing
Whenever you buy leather furniture, make sure you ask the seller about the details of the leather and the suggested ways of keeping it new as long as you can. This will be the best piece of advice you will ever get as leather varies with its place of origin and only by knowing its exact variety can you actually take the right care.
  • Consult A Leather Professional:
Do find a top leather professional if you have an ink stain, aniline stain or persistent stains of any kind. Don’t try to handle difficult stains yourself. It could end up costing you more money in the long run ?especially if you have to replace an entire leather couch, chair, bed or ottoman!

Leather chairs made by Filiphs Palladio Furnishings

Your leather furniture is an investment in your home and your quality of living. As with any investment, it’s important to monitor its care and provide it with the best circumstances for success. These easy cleaning and maintenance tips will help you do just that and keep your leather furniture intact for years to come.

Article Resource: http://www.fp-furniture.com/
Picture Resource: Above products all produced by Filiphs Palladio Furnishings








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