Leather upholstery is beautiful and sophisticated. To keep it looking its best immediate attention is required when mishaps happen coupled with occasional cleanings. Every six months or so, your leather upholstery should be cleaned with a mixture of water and mild facial soap (such as Dove or Neutrogena); wash and rinse thoroughly with soft cloth, paying special attention to arm rests and head rests where body oils tend to discolor fabric.
When washing leather upholstery, it is best to use distilled water to avoid discoloration from any chemical contaminants (such as chlorine) that might exist in tap water. After washing and rinsing, buff your upholstery with a clean white cloth to restore luster. Periodically, you can revive your furniture a mixture of 1 part white vinegar with 2 parts linseed oil. Use a clean white cloth to apply the mixture in a circular motion. Allow it to set for 10 minutes then buff with a clean cloth. You may need to buff the furniture twice before sitting on it.
A leather couch or chair is a valuable addition to any room, but unlike fabric upholstery, it requires extra attention in order to maintain its beauty. Unfortunately, store-bought cleansers often make leather look better, but their cleaning power is temporary at best, and worse yet, they commonly cause damage further down the road.
If you do use household cleansers, they often contain lubricants that do provide surface protection, but don’t allow the leather to breathe, causing cracks and wear. However, with Green Choice, we can help clean and condition your leather furniture while protecting it from everyday wear and tear. Our Green Choice technicians only use professional grade leather products that have been tested to provide the best leather cleaning on the market.
Most leather cleaning upholstery experts recommend cleaning your furniture 1-2 times per year, which is not always feasible. If you are unsure about the best way to cleaning your upholstery and do not have the time, then call for the professional services. At Green Choice Leather Cleaning, we have selected only the best green leather cleansers and conditioners to rejuvenate your neglected leather furniture, and protect it for as long as possible.
Give us a call today for a free upholstery cleaning estimate, it’s quick, easy, and obligation-free: 1-800-984-4338