TIP 4: Use only specialist leather cleaning products
For larger or deeper stains that have penetrated into the leather, you will need to buy a professional leather cleaning product. Only ever use a product designed specifically for leather. Any other cleaning products, particularly household sprays, can strip away the leather’s natural oils, causing it to dry out and crack over time. Test the leather care product out on a small patch of the sofa that’s out of sight before you apply it anywhere else. Once you’re confident that the particular product will work well with your sofa, carefully follow the product’s directions for use. Always apply minimal amounts and add more if required.
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TIP 5: Condition the leather regularly
Leather is a natural material, and will only stay soft, smooth, supple and shiny if you condition it regularly, just as you might care for the wood of a solid oak coffee table. Once your leather sofa is completely dry after cleaning, massage a light coating of leather preservative over the entire sofa, following the manufacturer’s instructions with care. Use a clean cloth and work in circular motions, focusing on one area at a time. For best results use a natural, wax-based conditioner. Once complete, buff the sofa all over with another clean cloth to make the leather really shine.
You do not need to condition the leather after wiping small areas of dirt, however we’d recommend doing so after a more rigorous clean, or at monthly intervals.
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