Instructions for maintaining leather furniture with unprotected leather.
If you are unsure whether you have a protected or unprotected leather, please click here to test prior to following this maintenance plan for unprotected leathers with 0 coats of protection. For a list of Leather Creations Unprotected leathers, please click here.
Using the wrong cleaning method for your leather could destroy it.
Always test in a inconspicuous area prior to moving forward.
Now that you have identified your leather as being an unprotected with 0 coats of protection, otherwise known as a “pure aniline” or “naked” leather, use the following cleaning and conditioning method in order to maintain your leather.
- Step 1 – Begin by putting the clear PH balancing cleaning solution on a sponge, fleece cloth or Microfiber cloth and spread out the solution around. Never pour solution directly on your leather.
- Step 2 – Next, lightly wipe the leather from seam to seam. Do not scrub hard and make sure not to saturate the leather. The leather will darken as you lightly clean the surface of the leather.
- Step 3 – Immediately wipe the panel you cleaned to remove excess moisture and loosened dirt.
NOTE: it is normal to have some color appear on the cloth as you lightly clean the surface.
Repeat the process until you have cleaned every part of your leather furniture.
Note seat cushions, back pillows and the tops of arms will require a little more attention as this is where the majority of oils will be found.
Wait for the leather to dry completely
- Step 4 – Apply a light layer of conditioning cream from seam to seam using a fleece or microfiber cloth.
DO NOT APPLY CONDITIONER DIRECTLY TO THE LEATHER. THIS WILL OVER SATURATE THE LEATHER AND DAMAGE IT
It is normal to see some color transfer after applying the conditioner
- Step 5 – Once dry, the original leather color will reappear slightly darker.You have taken all of the steps necessary maintain your leather furniture. Cleaning and conditioning your leather will keep it looking and feeling great for many years to come.
How often should you clean your leather furniture?
We recommend dusting regularly and cleaning and conditioning your leather every 4-6 months. The more you use it the more often you need to clean it.