Leather furniture is a classic style that has been around for ages. It can’t be explained but many people just love the look and the styles that leather furniture offers. So that is one reason you should take care of your leather furniture.
Though there is not much care and maintenance for leather, because of its natural strength and durability, wear and tear; stains and spills are bound to happen. Let’s see if we can address these 2 issues.
Leather Sofa Repair
What came to your mind when you see above picture? This is exactly what happen and thankfully I found an article in the internet that shared how to repair this type of damage in $30 budget. Amazing huh? Right, I can’t believe myself either, until I follow the recommended instructions and finish the project myself.
The effort to repair the couch
Ideas began to take root and I got the things needed to repair our furniture. So here is my leather repair kit
I had previously brought home a sample swatch of faux leather material to see if it would match our furniture. Would you believe that I matched the color dead on the first try?
But would it work? It was worth the $30 in material and Fabric Tac to find out
Here is how it looks today
Leather Sofa Cleaning
For simple spills just wipe away excess with a clean warm absorbent cloth and then air to dry.
For more tough stains, you should use leather cleaning products, like leather stain remover or cleaner.
It you have serious oil stains, its quite simple to clean without leaving scratches. First wipe away the stain with a dry cloth, it’s highly recommended not to use water on these kinds of stains. You should remove any liquid stains before applying any leather cleaning product.
Cleaning leather is more about what not to do, rather then how to clean it. You should never use harsh soap or cleaners on your leather. Don’t use any kind of soap on your leather. And since leather is naturally preserved it doesn’t need any brushing, or scrubbing when removing a stain. If you use any kind of oils or varnishes it makes the leather sticky.
It’s basically quite simple to clean your leather if it is a protective coating, regular dusting and removal of stains will keep your leather in good shape. It’s recommended to use a leather polish after you dust and clean.
But if there is no coating it involves a little more work. You’ll have to use a damp cloth to remove stains immediately and then go over it with a dry cloth and finally finish with a polish or protector.