How to protect leather
furniture during the winter
Maintaining your leather furniture to a luxurious condition requires careful attention all year round.
Applying a recommended leather cleaner can minimise any permanent damage caused by everyday wear and tear, and you will continue to get use and enjoyment out of your leather furniture for many more years to come.
Without the appropriate treatment during the colder months, leather can dry and crack, potentially resulting in tears and splits.
Here are a number of other ways in which you can prevent any damage to your leather furniture from taking place this winter.
– Keeping your leather furniture away from extreme temperatures is one way of preventing any damage, helping you to maintain supple leather. Prolonged exposure to heating vents, radiators, fireplaces and even direct sunlight can dry, crack and fade the leather, as well damage the framing. Remember to place leather furniture at least 2 feet away from all heat sources.
– Maintaining an appropriate level of climate in your home can help prevent cracking as well as mold growth, harmful to both the wood frame and the leather itself.
– Dusting the leather weekly with a microfiber cloth can prevent the leather from becoming stiff and rough as a result of dust and dirt build up. However, you should avoid using harmful household products near leather furniture as they can damage the surface.
– Be cautious of wet weather conditions. Leather can absorb water in some cases and if the water penetrates the surface, it can be incredibly difficult to clean. Remember to be careful when using the furniture if you have been out in the rain or snow.
Cleaning tips for maintaining leather furniture
One way of preserving the condition of your leather furniture is through using a non-abrasive and non-aggressive leather cleaner. This will remove the build up of dirt and grime, helping you to keep your leather furniture clean, whilst keeping any distress from everyday wear and tear to a minimum.
Applying a conditioning leather treatment should be done twice a year to nourish the leather, keeping it supple. This will also seal the leather for protection against spills and stains. Using a recommended leather cleaner can keep your leather furniture in tip top condition.