If you have a leather lounge or are considering getting one then you are probably wondering what the do’s and don’ts are when it comes to taking care of it. When you buy a leather lounge set you are investing in furniture that can last you a very long time if cared for properly.
Here Are A Few Tips:
Giving your leather lounge set a good wipe down every week will prevent any build-up like sweat or other body oils. A simple microfiber cloth will do the trick
We all know dust has a tendency to gather any space it can get into and this includes your lounge furniture. A quick vacuum every two weeks will help the build-up of dirt and dust in the long run. You can use a handheld vacuum or your large household vacuum.
Heat and Sunlight
Be careful not to place your leather lounge set underneath a window where the sunlight pours in every single day. This will cause the leather to dry out and crack making it look unsightly. This also counts for having it to close to a fireplace. Make sure to keep your leather furniture out of direct sunlight and a distance from any fireplaces.
Always remember when sitting down that if you still have your car keys in your pocket it might end up poking a hole into your furniture. Be sure to take extra precaution when throwing yourself onto the couch after a long day at work. This also counts for little ones who might be colouring in the family room. Keep an eye on them to ensure that they don’t find out how fun it is to poke holes into your beautiful leather lounge set.
Once every 6 to 12 months is when you should give your leather furniture some extra love by conditioning it with a leather treatment. Just make sure it is applied to clean leather. This will help your leather set last a lifetime.
If you have a stain that you cannot remove yourself then it’s time to call in the professionals. They will know how to remove the tough stain without damaging the leather in the process.
No Household Cleaners
Refrain from using any cleaners you have in your home that isn’t meant for leather. The chemicals might cause stains and could even damage your leather set.
Always make sure you know what kind of leather your furniture is made of so that you go about the right way to take care of it.
There are some gorgeous leather lounge furniture available and if you’ve always been in two minds as to whether you should purchase a set the hopefully these tips might have eased your mind. With the proper care, you can have a lounge set that will last you for many years to come. All you have to do is decide on the colour and style.