Leather Home Furnishings – How to Clean and Care for Them
Leather furnishings and accessories can add elegance, style and drama to your home dcor. Nothing says masculine, classic and American, like excellent quality leather goods. However, leather furnishings and accessories can be an expensive investment. Learning how to properly clean and care for these items is critical to their longevity and beauty. But, if given proper cleaning and care, leather furnishings can bring unsurpassed beauty and elegance into our homes and offer a lifetime of service.
There are three basic rules for caring of fine leather. Never expose leather goods to liquids or high humidity, as this may cause the leather to discolor and/or the dye to run. Never expose leather to excessive direct sunlight, as this may cause discoloration or fading. Clean and protect your leather every six months. If your leather receives heavy usage, you should clean it every three months. Basic cleaning items are saddle soap or a good water-based leather cleaner which will remove minor dirt and stains, as well as to help the bed of the leather retain its natural oils and finish.