Clean leather lasts longer and looks better over time than leather left to collect dust and grime. To help keep leather furniture clean, vacuum your furniture using the hose attachments regularly to get rid of dust and dirt that can accumulate on the cushions.
Dust, dirt, and even oils from your skin and hair can build up on your leather upholstery and lead to discoloration and potentially damage the finish. Careful vacuuming and cleaning are essential to keeping your furniture looking new.
Once you’ve vacuumed up any loose dirt, gently wipe down the leather upholstery with a microfiber towel, a small amount of water, and a light amount of a mild soap solution. This process will help remove any grime and dirt that is stuck.
Do not drench the leather fabric. Too much water can damage the leather finish and can lead to mold or mildew build-up. The goal of cleaning here is to remove grime, not soak your upholstery. Avoid using soaps that have harsh cleaning chemicals, as this can damage the leather finish.
Once you’re finished cleaning with the water and soap, use a leather cleaning kit on your furniture. Many furniture companies (including Furniture Fair) offer leather cleaning kits available for purchase as part of a protection plan.
Follow the included instructions for your kit and wipe down your leather upholstery with a microfiber towel. Cleaning with a leather cleaner is the final step before you can move on to protecting your leather upholstery.