The Art Of Leather Upholstery Cleaning

Leather sofas are one of the most durable and flexible items for your furniture.

Different kinds of leather require different cleaning techniques. Keeping your upholstery neat and clean is very simple if you follow the proper procedure.

But first, it’s important you identify the type of leather you are dealing with.

Leather Upholstery Cleaning

Types of leather upholstery

Unprotected leather

Unfinished or aniline leather has a soft fabric. This type of leather is highly sensitive to stains. It is also more expensive and luxurious. Its material has no protective coating and if there are any markings, it can lead to the development of a patina.

Other types of unprotected leather include pull-up and nubuck leather.

Protected Leather

Protected leather is the most common type of material used in furniture. It’s more long lasting, resistant to stains and has a uniform appearance, compared to pure aniline.

The leather is aniline dyed. It is topped with a pigment colour. It is due to the pigment colour coating that it remains a little more durable.

Other types of protected leather are coated with more thick layers of polymer and pigment. That is why they become more resistant to wear and tear.

Caring for your leather items 

Keep your cleaning method simple and avoid DIY methods. Use of harsh chemicals except by trained professionals can cause harm to the material of your product.

Apply only what has been recommended by the tanneries. Some of your cleaning materials should include:

  • Distilled water
  • Vacuum cleaner with an attached brush
  • Tarp or drop cloth
  • Soft white cloths
  • Leather conditioner

Conditioned or not?

Even after getting it cleaned, if you prefer to keep your sofa soft, apply for a commercial leather conditioner. It ensures that your leather remains flexible and supple.

Repeat after every 6 months to ensure that your asset has a long time span. This will make sure that it maintains its natural oils.  However, it is important that you check the care label on your furniture before you use any cleaning product on your furniture.

Refrain from using conditioning oils which have silicone or wax as it will make the surface of your sofa very and permanently sticky for a long time.

For efficient cleaning services in Sydney, contact Adam’s Carpet Cleaning. Our expert technicians provide high quality leather cleaning services for your upholstery needs. Call us at 1300 309 276 and book an appointment now!