Please note that no two pieces of leather are the same; they all have different textures, heredities and backgrounds and our daily use exposes furniture to various strains. Please note and use the following care tips as a guide to protecting your furniture.
There are 3 main characteristics or “blemishes” of natural leather: scratches, wrinkles and scars.
When the texture is smooth to touch with slight variation of color to the surrounding area of the dye.
When there are natural folds highlighting unique grain patterns a one-of-a-kind upholstered furniture is created.
Scratches and deeper rubs that create an organic and distinctively authentic character. These marks do not affect durability of the hide.
Upkeep leather by practicing the following preventive maintenance
- Keep your leather fresh and moisturized using leather conditioners and/or wipes, every few months.
- Avoid cleaners which use harmful chemical products. Many of these are harsh and are not safe for use on upholstery.
- Evade stubborn stains & protect your upholstery by avoiding household chemicals such as detergents, window cleaners, bleaches, nail polish, nail polish remover, glue, shoe polish, paint, and other corrosive materials.
- Leather is a natural product and any stress will result in tears. Additionally, when stretched, the upholstery might not completely return to its original shape. Therefore, when leather is used more intensively, it may become looser over time.
- If pillow cushions are sewn to the frame, any pulling or tugging might result in a tear. Please avoid any leaning, sitting or reaching over the back of the sofa.
- To keep your cushions looking fluff and new avoid sitting in one area and use the seating areas evenly.
- We love our pet friends, but leather and fabrics are not resistant to animals. Allowing pets on your upholstered furniture is not recommended. Their claws may scratch the covers, which can lead to an expensive repair. Their saliva is acidic and may also harm the upholstered finish.
- For Spots and Spills: Blot excess liquid immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use clear, lukewarm water and gently wipe spill. Dry with a clean towel and allow to air dry. If water is used, clean the entire area where the spill occurred.
- For Stubborn Spots and Stains: Use a mild solution of soap and water. Apply the solution to a clean wet sponge and wash, then rinse well. Let air dry naturally. Always try the cleaning method in a hidden area first to convince yourself of the results.
- For Butter, Oil or Grease: Wipe excess butter, oil or grease off the leather with a clean, dry cloth, and then leave it alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather in a short period of time. Do not apply water to clean these spot.
- Do Not Use: Hair dryers, any Saddle soaps, oils, abrasives, cleaners, furniture polish, varnish or ammonia water. The leather has already been permanently preserved in the tanning process and needs no maintenance other than the simple cleaning recommended.