How to Take Care of Leather Furniture

By: Samar Yahya

Having leather furniture at home such as living room, dining room or a sofa in another room, gives uniqueness and luxury to your home.

The fact is that some people are worried of having leather furniture because they are concerned about maintaining it. People think that because leather is expensive, it would need more care. In the following tips, we will help you to take these worries out and explain how to take care of your leather furniture.

Routine cleaning

To maintain a nice smell and fresh look of your leather furniture, once every fortnight, clean it with a mixture of a cup of white vinegar with 10 drops of tea tree oil and rub it.

Grease stain

Greases and stains would happen at anytime, do not panic. If it happens, the best way to clean it is to sprinkle cornstarch on the stain, leave it for 30 minutes and then rub it away. Always be alert that the sooner you clean the stain, the better.

Avoid unnecessary cleansers

Try to use natural products as much as you can. It is always recommended to use a little of dish soap and water to rub away any instant dust.

Move it away from sunlight

Furniture experts identify the worst that could happen to your leather furniture by leaving it to direct sunlight. If your sofa is in front of a large window, you will see that the sofa leather would fade by time.

Do not be so kind to it

Leather furniture is more tough and durable than any other fabric covered furniture, thus do not be very kind to it. If you have kids, it is easier to clean the leather than fabric furniture.

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