Furniture care – Leather
Tapestry leather has many advantages over a wide range of alternative tapestry coverings.
Thanks to modern technology, leather lasts four or five times longer than cloth.
The core element of this longevity is proper care and cleaning: two critical elements for the useful life of our products.
We suggest a light and frequent cleaning, since dust may be abrasive and potentially harmful to leather.
An occasional dusting with a clean warm and slightly wet cloth will avoid the accumulation of oil and dust.
As easy as it sounds, this simple maintenance is vital to extend the useful life of your leather furniture.
When animals are put out to pasture, they are exposed to injuries caused by trees, bushes and barbed wires that may leave scratches and scars in the leather.
These marks are natural and do not affect the strength or durability and actually guarantee that the product that you have is genuine leather.
- Clean leather frequently. Vacuum dust often in order to avoid the accumulation of polluting agents.
- Avoid placing your furniture in direct sunlight. Although most leather is resistant to fading, direct and long exposure to the sun will cause a variation in colors.
- Keep your furniture away from stoves and heaters and other heat sources. Keep sofas at least 1,5 feet away.
- Do not leave newspapers on top of your leather furniture since ink may be absorbed by leather.
- Avoid hard or excessive rubbing. Allow wet or damp leather to air-dry naturally without using hair dryers or other drying devices.
- Avoid sitting at the back and armrests of your sofa. The severe impact may damage the structure of your furniture.
Common stains are easily removed:
- Stains and spills.
Wipe excess liquid immediately with a clean cloth or sponge. Do not rub. If needed, use warm water and clean gently. Dry with a clean towel and allow it to air-dry.
- Stubborn spots and stains.
Use a mild soapy solution: neutral soap (not detergent) and warm water in a 1-10 solution. Apply the solution with a clean and damp sponge and wipe the area, dot or stain. Let the leather air-dry naturally. Always try any cleaning method in a hidden area first to convince yourself of the color to be obtained after cleaning.
- Butter, oil or grease.
Wipe gently with a clean and dry cloth, then leave it alone as the spot will dissipate into the leather in a short period of time. Do not use water or other liquids.
Never use saddle soap
Abrasive or non-abrasive cleanser, soap, furniture polish or oil, varnish, detergent or other cleaning products, alcohols or ammonia water. Do not use any product containing silicon or similar solvents. This materials may damage the color of the leather.