One of the most basic steps in caring for your leather furnishings is to keep them clean. You need to take weekly care of your leather furniture. Most often a dry soft cloth and vacuuming will be sufficient in this regard.

If you ever spill something on it though, make sure you clean up quickly and aptly. The most common mistake that people make is using excessive water and soap to clean their leather furniture. This is an absolute no-no as it disintegrates the surface and speeds up the cracking and breaking process. Do not use strong solvents and stuff like ammonia on it as they could bleach the leather. Even when there is a stain, use the minimum water required for cleaning up and do not allow the water to remain stagnant on the surface. Do not us oils of any composition.

Unless otherwise specified by the manufacturer of that particular leather, the cleaning can be carried out by using a cotton cloth, dampened with lukewarm water and neutral soap of good quality in the measure of ½ – 1 decilitre of soap in 1 litre of water, rinse by using a clean wet sponge. Don’t use too soft soap, detergent or cleanser.  With a wet soft cloth and squeezed you sprinkle the surface of the leather.  You pay the maximum attention not to rub the surface but to pass the cloth with a lot of lightness, not to dry but leave that soap is absorbed by the leather.

Remember that leather was once the skin of an animal and just like too much sun and heat are no good for your skin, they are not all that welcome for leather as well. If your leather sofa set sits close to a sunny window under the direct sunlight, it can fade the colour of the leather.  Keep your leather furniture away from the fire place or any heat source and at a spot that is cooler. Heat causes aridity of the leather, the hardening and the consequent crack.

It is advisable to clean thoroughly and moisturise your leather at least once a year. For this type of radical cleaning, we advise to turn to a good proprietary leather cleaning product and it should be applied and more often if the leather is in a dry atmosphere or close to a heat source.

No leather is stain resistant unless specified.

Hard leather

Certain specified hard leather must not be cleaned with water as this may leave marks.  It is better to use quality products for cleaning leather, carefully following the instructions of the manufacturer of the cleaning product.  In case of doubt, test the product on a small area which is normally hidden for view in order to check the result, wait for at least 24 hours to allow any possible problems to develop.

Faux Leather

May be cleaned with a damp, soft cloth using lukewarm water.