Cleaning your leather sofa or suite

A leather sofa and any other leather furniture from the Chesterfied range in your home or office provides comfort and beauty and evokes a feeling of prestige. With a reputation for great durability and a long life, your chesterfield leather sofa can be a part of your home furnishings for a lifetime.

With such a luxury item that will be around for so long it is essential to keep on top of the general maintenance and care of your chesterfield sofa or suite to ensure it keeps it colour and charm for years to come.

Leather is a type of material that is easily maintained and is highly resistent to wearand tear.
That said any leather item should be cared for to ensure the maximum lifetime possible. Good leather care will also ensure that the natural ageing process of leather results in an authenticly vintage yet well maintained look.

Caring for your furniture is easily overlooked, but in order to hold the value of your leather, you should follow a few simple tasks in order to keep your leather looking, feeling, and even smelling new. You should also know of the different styles of leather finishes before you purchase your leather furniture.

Of course your leather chesterfield sofa, Wing Chair or club chair will over time and age, grow its own patina which is entirely normal and one of the best characteristics of a high quality leather settee. This may manifest in areas such as colour variance on high traffic surfaces of the chair or sofa, creases, and changes in suppleness of the surface leather and while character worn in over time can be beautiful this ageing process can be aided towards true character rather than and old worn and dirty look.

Chesterfield leather care tips.

  • Dont place your leather sofa near a permanent heat source such as radiators or fireplaces. This will dry out the leather prematurely which over time, can result in uneven wear of your sofa or chair. If only one part of your sofa is exposed to heat this will result in this area wearing quicker than the rest of the leather sofa.
  • Dont use abrasive chemicals on your furniture as these can seriously damage the finish of the leather and in many cases, permanently stain the item. Bleach is especially one to watch out for.
  • Do not leave wet coloured clothes on aniline leathers as the colour's may well run offand stain the sofa.
  • Regularly dust your leather sofas as this will minimize the ingress of grime into the grain of the leather. Gentle wipes will do.
  • The minimum recommendation for thouroughly cleaning your leather is at least three times a year. This will keep your leather sofa in its best condition.
  • All leather types can react differently to cleaning, so keep a close eye out to spot any fades or colour changes on your chesterfield leather.
  • Wet wipes can be damaging to your Chesterfield furniture – leather wipes are made for the job or you can even simply use a damp cloth instead.
  • Most cleaning products for leather come in concentrate form – always dilute the mixture before you apply it as the concentrated liquid can cause damage.
  • When cleaning just two or three wipes over each surface area will do the job. Rubbing hard and consistently on the same spot will do more harm than good.
  • To make sure the colour isn’t bleeding out of the leather on your chesterfield keep a close eye on the colour of your cloth.

Leather protection Creams.

Leather Protection Creams provide advanced barrier protection technology to help repel all oil & water based staining from leather helping to prevent the aforementioned problems from occurring.

The barrier applied to the leather will also hold general dirt & soiling on the surface making the leather much easier to clean and care for, with the added bonus of also stopping pen marks, jean dye transfer and such from penetrating the leathers coating. This allows such staining to be cleaned much more easily than if your chesterfield is left to age without proper care.

As suppliers of quality chesterfield leather sofas and suites we can recommend the best products for your chesterfield care.
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