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Caring For Your Leather Upholstery
When most people set out to buy leather, they only consider the way it feels and looks. Unfortunately, they don't research the different types of leather and which one suits their needs the best.
Many leather owners are frustrated with their leather after only a couple years of ownership. They wonder why it looks stained, cracked, and faded when they thought that its high price tag would reflect its durability. Sadly, this is not always the case with furniture.
Here are the three types of leather used in furniture:
Leather definitely does not make the toughest furniture. It scratches, stains, and fades much more easily than some synthetic upholsteries. Leather furniture producers recommend professional cleaning at least every 12 months.
Cream, almond, and other lightly colored leathers NEED to be cleaned regularly. If you wait until this leather looks dirty, it may not be possible to get that leather looking new again. This is especially true if you have nubuck or aniline leather. The reason is because unprotected leather can barely withstand any scrubbing at all. If the soil is caked on and embedded into the grain of the leather, it is tough to get out without scrubbing.
If you have pets that frequently jump on your furniture, leather is just not the best choice for you. Nubuck, aniline and even protected leather are all susceptible to scratching. One swift jump up from your cat or dog and that is all it takes to have several deep claw marks in your leather furniture.
If you choose to spot clean your leather between professional cleanings, be sure to never use "multipurpose" spot removers. As stated earlier, leather is quite sensitive and can be completely ruined by the wrong chemical.
Don't make the mistake that so many people make. Unprotected leather furniture should only be bought if you have no pets or children around. This type of leather is easily stained, scratched and faded. What's worse is that professional cleaning often times cannot even remove stains from unprotected leather. Be sure to do your research before committing to leather furniture.
We can clean any protected leather that you have. Sofas, chairs, boots, vehicle interior and jackets are all within our expertise. However, we do not clean any nubuck or aniline leathers. This is because these types of leathers are extremely difficult to clean due to their sensitivity to chemicals and liquids in general. Many times, once unprotected leather is stained, it is impossible to remove the stain without damaging the leather.
How we clean your unprotected leather...
Unlike other upholstery, leather is dry within minutes after we finish cleaning. Our leather cleaning process is done entirely by hand and usually takes between 30 and 60 minutes for an average sized piece of furniture.
If you need leather cleaning and live in the Olympia, Lacey, Dupont, or Yelm area of Washington, be sure to give us a call. Our local Olympia number is (360) 200-8825 or our toll free number is 1-855-937-8326. We are located at 3809 Golden Eagle Loop SE Olympia, WA 98513 about ten minutes from Hawk's Prairie.