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Your Guide to Leather Cleaning, Repair and Restoration

Posted by Hammond Knoll on Apr 30, 2015 5:30:00 PM

Leather furniture looks good no matter what style your home's decor is, however to keep its visual appeal and to extend it's life, leather needs to be maintained. From leather cleaning, to repair and restoration, taking care of your leather furniture will help to make sure it survives all the use everyday life brings its way.

Leather Cleaning

It can be hard to know how often your leather furniture may need leather cleaning. In general leather cleaning should take place every 6 to 12 months. This should involve a thorough clean and conditioning. Regular cleaning and conditioning will keep your leather looking good and will also help protect your leather from hardening and cracking.

Leather is a durable material however, it is also porous. It is never a good idea to clean your leather furniture with harsh chemicals, and bleach and ammonia based cleaners are a big no, no, as they can quickly damage your furniture.

When leather cleaning takes place, it should be with a specialty leather cleaner. If you have dark spots or stubborn stains it is a good idea to have a professional take care of the cleaning for you. When you think about it, your leather lounge was likely a big investment and taking care of it correctly is well worth the money.

You can keep your leather furniture in shape between cleanings by using a dry cloth, wiping up stains before they set in, and keeping your furniture out of direct sunlight.

Leather Furniture Repair and Restoration

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No matter how carefully you take care of your leather furniture, accidents still happen. These accidents can cause damage to your leather furniture and not repairing the damage could result in the furniture being completely ruined.

When talking about accidents and leather furniture there is common damage that tends to happen. This damage includes scuffs from shoes, small tears or nicks, and scratches from pets. These accidents can happen easily and the good news is they can be repaired.

There is no need to get rid of a piece of leather furniture because of small imperfections. A professional leather repair team should be able to repair these issues, leaving your leather furniture looking like new.

Your leather furniture may still be in good condition, however it may have faded. This can happen when direct sunlight hits your furniture on a regular basis. The best way to deal with the fading is to have your furnishings re-colored. Once they have been re-colored you will want to keep them out of direct sunlight.

Why Hire Professionals to Take Care of Your Leather Cleaning

You may feel like taking care of your leather cleaning, repair, and restoration yourself is a good idea. Due to the fact that using the wrong products on your leather furniture good cause more damage, it is better to have knowledgeable professionals take care of your leather furniture for you.

Here at Hammond Knoll, we offer a full range of leather cleaning, repair, and restoration services for all of your leather furniture pieces. Contact us today to find out more about our full range of services.


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