To take care of your leather it’s import to have a little knowledge and understanding of the material. Leather is a beautiful strong and durable product. Healed scars, insect bites, growth marks, hair follicles and wrinkles, brands and a wide variation of natural grain make every single hide different from the next. None of these naturally occurring features should be considered faults but are your guarantee that you have genuine leather. Please remember, there is no such thing as ‘perfect leather’.
Leather is processed and produced at a tannery where it is coloured and given a top finish. The end product comes in different grades and categories.
Why is it so important to maintain your leather?
When a piece of leather furniture is used, the top finish applied in the tannery will gradually decrease. The most exposed areas are the armrests, headrests, footrests and seats. Soiling and body acids can penetrate into the leather when the top finish wears. If the leather is not protected it will absorb dirt and body acids causing discolorations and with time leather can be damaged.
Observe the following points and your leather furniture will give you years of enjoyment:
Clean frequently using vacuum with soft brush head
Clean spills and stains immediately with soft damp cloth
Use the recommended cleaning products on a regular basis
Never use strong detergents, chemicals or general household cleaning products
Protect your leather from sunlight to avoid fading
Beware of dye from new clothes
Keep leather away from heaters. Keep minimum distance of 70cm between your furniture and heat source
Please remember, the better you maintain your leather, the longer it will serve you with comfort, good looks and satisfaction.
It is imperative that you clean and protect your leather on a regular basis using the correct products. We recommend Leather Master Products. Other leather cleaning products such as Pelle and Guardsman are also suitable and available from your furniture retail store.
The Leather Master cleaning kit includes sponge, cloth, ‘Soft Cleaner’ and ‘Protection Cream’
Pour small amount of soft cleaner on sponge. Squeeze the sponge until you make a foam. Apply the cleaning fluid all over leather with sponge using light circular movements. On frequently used areas such as armrests, headrests, footrests and seats, dab the sponge so the cleaning fluid penetrates thoroughly into the pores – Never rub
Polish afterwards with a clean and dry soft cloth and wait for leather to dry.
After the leather is cleaned and dried use leather protection cream. Pour some cream on the cloth and massage the leather using light circular movements.
We recommend that you apply protection cream before using your new furniture.
To retain the durability of your furniture we recommend using the protection cream 2 – 4 times a year.