Leather furniture is a timeless, luxurious and durable investment for your home.

Unlike the vast majority of upholstered fabrics, with intelligent care and maintenance, leather can last a lifetime and age gracefully.

However, caring for your leather furniture requires some knowledge of what you should, and shouldn’t do, to keep it in healthy condition.

Here are the do’s and don’ts of caring for your leather furniture.

Do’s of Caring for Your Leather Furniture:

  1. Do Vacuum & Dust Your Leather Regularly: Regular vacuuming and dusting with a soft cloth will remove abrasive debris and prevent the accumulation of dirt and soil that can cause staining and damage to your leather.
  2. Do Use a High-Quality Leather Conditioner: A professional leather conditioner helps to keep your leather supple and protected. It prevents cracking and helps to protect it from wear and tear. Leather conditioner should be applied by a leather care technician after every clean and every 1-6 months depending on the condition or type of leather. (If you would like to purchase a bottle of our professional leather conditioner, get in touch today).
  3. Do Clean Up Spillages Immediately: If a spill occurs, clean it up immediately with a clean, dry cloth or paper towel. Avoid using water, soap or shop bought stain removers as this could damage the leather and additional staining. If you are unable to remove the staining, contact a professional leather technician for further advice.
  4. Do Keep Leather Furniture Away From Direct Sunlight: Ideally, leather furniture should be kept away from direct sunlight. UV rays can cause your leather to fade, dry out and crack prematurely. If your leather is positioned in direct sunlight, consider fitting blinds to protect your leather furniture. If your leather has been affected by sunlight, we are able to recolour it and bring it back to its former glory.

Don’ts of Caring for Your Leather Furniture:

  1. Don’t Use Harsh Cleaning Products: Harsh cleaning products such as bleach, supermarket stain removers and wet wipes, can cause discolouration and damage to the leather that will only be able to be rectified by a professional. If you require a safe leather cleaning product, please get in touch to order our gentle, professional cleaner.
  2. Don’t Use Excessive Moisture: Water can cause your leather to lose its form and develop cracks. Always try to remove spillages using a dry cloth and only use professional-grade cleaning products.
  3. Don’t Use Abrasive Cleaning Materials: Abrasive materials, such as scourers, steel wool or rough sponges, can scratch and damage the leather. Use a soft, clean, non-abrasive cloth or towel to clean your leather furniture.
  4. Don’t Use Heat: Heat can cause your leather furniture to dry out. Don’t use a hair dryer to dry out spillages or place leather furniture near a direct heat source to dry it. Let it dry naturally.


Leather furniture is a superb investment that can save you money in the long term.

But in order for it to age gracefully, it requires care and maintenance.

In addition to regular dusting and conditioning, we recommend having your leather cleaned by a professional every 6-24 months depending on the level of usage and whether you have children and pets in the home.

To book a free leather care consultation, call us today on 07470 030411.

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