Leather Care and Cleaning

 

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We build leather furniture that lasts. Your care will help it last even longer.

Leather will last for decades with the proper care and cleaning. In addition to this guide, refer to the care instructions that are provided with your furniture.

Regular Maintenance


Under normal usage and conditions, regular dry-cloth dusting and vacuum cleaning in crevices and along the bottom are all that is necessary to clean your furniture. Protect your furniture from sun and direct light. Like any upholstery material, leather can fade if exposed to the sun.

Beyond the occasional vacuuming of crevices and along the bottom, we recommend applying a good leather conditioner every six to 12 months. This will help your leather piece maintain its own natural oils, keeping it soft and supple for many years. Some of the brands we suggest are Leather Masters, Mohawk and Leather Magic. Another option is to hire a professional leather specialist to care for your leather furniture. Before you choose a leather conditioner or a professional leather specialist, review the care label on your furniture. This information will help you or your professional leather specialist match the best products to your leather upholstery.

DO NOT USE: saddle soap, cleaning solvents, furniture polish, oils, varnish, abrasive cleaners, detergent soaps or ammonia water!
Always try any cleaning method in a hidden area first to verify the results.
For minor or slight scratches on the surface, use a soft cloth or clean fingers to gently buff the scratch. If needed, moisten lightly with distilled water to work scratches out.
The manufacturer is not responsible for damage incurred while cleaning.

FOR MINOR SPOTS AND SPILLS: Wipe any excess liquid up immediately with a clean absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use a lightly moistened soft cloth with distilled water and let air dry naturally. Do not dry with hair dryers, etc. Do not use soap or soak the stain heavily with water. This may cause more damage than the stain itself. If the stain persists, we recommend that a professional leather specialist clean the leather to avoid any potential damage to the leather.

FOR STUBBORN STAINS: Moisten a soft cloth or sponge with a mild non-detergent soap and lukewarm water. Apply gently to all soiled portions of the leather surface. Remove soap lather by wiping with a clean damp cloth. Blot dry with another soft cloth, and then let air dry naturally. Do not use hair dryers, etc. If the stain persists, it is recommended that the leather be cleaned by a professional leather specialist to avoid any potential damage.

FOR BUTTER, OIL, OR GREASE: Blot excess butter, oil or grease off the leather with a clean dry cloth, then leave it alone. The spot should dissipate into the leather after a short period of time. Do not apply water or try to wash a butter, oil or grease spot. We also recommend the use of Leather Degreaser by Uniters.com to remove butter, oil or grease stains.
 

Fabric Care & Cleaning

 

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Regular Maintenance



First, review the care label on your furniture.

Under normal usage and conditions, regular vacuum cleaning in crevices and along the bottom are all that is necessary to clean your furniture.

Protect your furniture from sun and direct light. Like any upholstery material, fabrics can fade if exposed to the sun.
Always try any cleaning method in a hidden area first to verify the results.
The manufacturer is not responsible for damage incurred while cleaning.

“W” Clean this fabric with the foam only of a water-based cleaning agent to remove overall soil. Apply foam with a soft brush in a circular motion. Many household cleaning solvents are harmful to the color and life of the fabric. Pre-test a small area before proceeding. Cleaning by a professional furniture cleaning service is recommended. To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended.

“S” Clean this fabric with pure solvents (petroleum distillate-based products, energine, Carbona, Renuzit, or similar products may be used) in a well-ventilated room. We recommend the use of Good Riddance TM Advanced for spot treaments and tough stains. 

CAUTION: Use of water-based or detergent-based solvent cleaners may cause excessive shrinking. Water stains may become permanent and unable to be removed with solvent cleaning agents. Avoid products containing Carbon Tetrachloride, as it is highly toxic. Pre-test a small area before proceeding. Cleaning by a professional furniture cleaning service is recommended. To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended.

“S/W” Clean this fabric with the foam only of a water-based cleaning agent or with a pure solvent in a well-ventilated room (petroleum distillate-based products, energine, Carbona, Renuzit, or similar products be used). Pretest a small area before proceeding. Cleaning by a professional furniture cleaning service is recommended. To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended.

“Dry” Dry Cleaning by a qualified professional cleaning service only. To prevent overall soil, frequent vacuuming or light brushing to remove dust and grime is recommended.


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Microfiber Care and Cleaning

Maintaining our microfiber fabric isn't hard at all. Because microfiber fabrics are inherently stain resistant, there's no reason to worry about possible spills. Microfibers are so small and tightly packed that liquids will simply run off the fabric, literally like water off a duck's back. And, since the fibers are so thin (thinner than a human hair), more determined spills don't have very far to seep. They can easily be lifted out with mild soap and water.  

If you do spill something that actually sticks, Crypton® makes a great line of upholstery cleaning care products that work well to remove stains. Mohawk Microfiber cleaner also works well.