Here are some easy tips for leather maintenance.
Leather can fade – Leather loses its colour if kept exposed to direct sunlight.
Do not clean leather with detergents or soaps – Cleaning leather with detergents and soaps will cause damage to the texture.
Remove spills immediately – Use absorbent paper toweling or a cloth to remove liquid spills. For grease or oil, use talcum powder or cornstarch to absorb the spill.
Too much use of oil and silicone is bad for leather – With continued use, oils may darken leather’s appearance or soften the colour, causing it to peel or wear off. Silicones cause leather to become shiny and slippery, attracting dust more readily and making repairs and refinishing impossible.
Avoid extreme temperature – Don’t place leather furniture near radiators or air conditioners.
Test a small spot of leather – Before using any cleaning method, test a small hidden spot of your leather furniture to be sure of its effectiveness.
Use a quality leather conditioner – Leather is a natural product. Use a good conditioner twice a year.
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