7 Tips to make caring for your Leather Furniture Easy!

Adding leather furniture to your rustic decor is a great way to add a touch of modern elegance to the theme. Although this type of furniture requires just a tad bit more care than regular fabric furniture, it is relatively simple to do. LodgeCraft carries several lines of leather and leather/fabric lines to furnish your home. Our leather pieces are of the highest quality so they are sure to last a lifetime. We pride ourselves on our low prices so you can have the leather furniture you want without emptying your wallet. Take a look at our tips below for caring for your new leather furniture.

1. Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe down leather furniture regularly.

A clean, dry cloth is all you should ever need to regularly clean your leather furniture. At least once a week, wipe the entire piece down to remove dust, paying special attention to any folds where dust may have collected.

2. Take a vacuum to the crevices.

using your vacuum's hose attachment, vacuum between and under cushions to remove dust, dirt and debris that collects there. No special precautions are needed - simply vacuum your leather furniture as you would any other piece of upholstered furniture.

3. Regularly treat your leather pieces with a leather conditioner.

This step is the big difference between caring for leather and caring for fabric upholstered furniture. Once or twice a year, it is important to treat leather furniture with a conditioner specially designed to keep leather from drying out and cracking. Leather conditioners are usually of a creamy consistency and are sprayed onto the leather and then buffed with a clean, dry cloth. You can find leather conditioners at furniture stores and automotive stores where car interior cleaners are sold.

4. Immediately clean up spills.

Again, using a clean, dry cloth, immediately clean up spills on your leather furniture. Sop up as much of the liquid as possible and avoid using any type of moistened cloth unless absolutely necessary. Make sure to wipe the area dry.

5. Never use cleaning products not designed for leather.

Using any type of cleaning product not designed for leather can permanently damage the leather material and ultimately ruin the piece. Even if you have a stubborn stain, avoid using any harsh chemicals or even water to try to remove it.

6. Microfiber cloths can save the life of your leather furniture.

Small cracks and light scratches can be encouraged to heal themselves by buffing with a microfiber cloth. Buff the area gently with the cloth until the appearance of the crack or scratch fades.

7. Sunlight is the enemy of leather furniture.

Direct sunlight is bad for leather furniture. Placing your leather chair or sofa in front of a window can cause it to dry out quickly and crack. Instead, place fabric upholstered pieces in the path of direct sun and save your leather pieces for cooler, darker areas in the room.

Leather furniture is definitely beautiful and versatile, and with a little special care, it will grow old gracefully. Visit LodgeCraft today to see our lines of imported and made in the USA leather furniture. We're sure you'll find something you'll like!
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