Keep leather dust free by weekly vacuuming and dusting.
The life of cushions can be increased by periodic turning, and fluffing. On a weekly basis rotate, flip, and fluff all cushions and pillows to keep the filling materials evenly distributed and allow for even wear. Never remove cushions or pillow covers for separate cleaning, even if they have zippers.
Direct and prolonged exposure to the sun will cause any material to fade or discolor. Keep furniture away from windows or skylights whenever possible. Make sure furniture is not placed near a heat vent. Direct heat may damage fabric, and possibly dry out and crack leather.
Do not leave newspapers on furniture. The ink from the newspaper will rub into the fabric or leather.
For any type of cleaning we recommend that a professional upholstery cleaner by contacted.
If spills do occur, attend to them quickly, blotting the stain rather than rubbing.
Never use harsh cleaners, chemicals or saddle soaps as they may damage the fabric or leather. It is always a good idea to test clean leather for discoloration on a hidden area.
To successfully clean leather it is important to determine the type of leather and recommended cleaning process. Each leather type has its own care and cleaning specifications.
Aniline dyed leather carries shades for a natural look. All natural markings such as bites, scars and grain variations show. They are soft to the touch and have a natural feel and a low resistance to fading.
Protected leathers have a more consistent color and show less natural markings. They are easier to clean and are available in a wide variety of colors. They also have a higher resistance to fading.
These leathers show shade variations due to the aniline dyes. Nubuck leather also shows natural markings such as bites, scars and grain variations. The grain is also buffed to give the feel of fabric. Nubuck is harder to clean out oil-based stains and has low resistance to fading.