A leather couch is a nice addition to your home and is indeed a worthwhile investment. It may be more expensive than other types of furniture but it will definitely last you for years as long as you know how to take good care of it.
The good thing about leather is that it ages well. Over time, the natural oils come to surface which makes the material more elegant and beautiful. In this regard, here are some tips on how to maintain ad protect your leather couch.
- Avoid exposing your leather couch in extreme temperatures. Do not put your leather couch directly under the sun. Find a more suitable location in your living room. Keep it away from sunlight because the heat and UV rays will dry out the material making it more prone to cracking and peeling.
At the same time, do not put it directly in front of your air conditioning system. The coldness can also cause the leather to crack. Always keep this in mind when you’re considering the layout of your living room.
- Clean your couch regularly. Dust or vacuum your couch to prevent the build-up of dirt especially in the creases which are harder to clean. Use a damp cloth dipped in vinegar and water to remove water stains from the surface. However, before you apply, test it in a small area first to see how it affects the material of the leather.
- Use a leather conditioner. Protect your couch from water and other types of stain with our KevianClean Leather Cleaner and Conditioner. This also helps moisturize the leather to prevent it from drying and restores your leather to its natural shine.
- Buff the surface. Use a soft and dry cloth to buff the surface of the leather. This will help bring out the natural oils to the surface and make your couch appear shiny and new.
- Apply a polish. When you’re applying a leather polish, avoid spraying it directly on the leather. Instead, spray it on the cloth and then rub it over the surface to avoid blotches. You can also use a wax by applying a small amount on your fingers and rubbing it on the couch in circular motions.
- Blots stains immediately. In case you spill liquid or food on your leather couch, apply a cloth or paper towel over it as soon as possible. This will allow the cloth or towel to absorb the stain immediately and prevent further damage to the leather.