If you are unsure if you have a protected leather, please click here to test prior to following this maintenance plan for protected leather
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 protected use the following cleaning and conditioning method in order to maintain your leather.
- Step 1 – Begin by putting the clear PH balancing cleaning solution in a sponge, fleece cloth or Microfiber cloth and squeeze the material to spread around. Never pour solution directly on your leather.
- Step 2 – Next, clean the leather panel seam to seam. Do not scrub hard. Scrub gently to help lift the oils from the leather to reset the PH of the leather.
- Step 3 – Next, before the solution dries on the leather use a microfiber cloth or fleece cloth to wipe up the excess oils lifted from the leather.
NOTE: it is normal to have some color appear on the cloth. Oils are lower in PH than leather therefore, as oils sit on the leather, they are slowly disintegrating the finish of the leather. this is Why it is important to clean your leather regularly with a PH balancing agent to reset the leathers life span.
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.
If it has been a long time since you have cleaned your leather furniture, you may find more color coming off than normal. Be careful not to remove the finish completely and so if there is too much color coming off, stop and only use the conditioner on your leather.
- Step 4 – Let your leather dry for at least 20 minutes prior to applying the conditioning cream. the leather should not be tacky at all when applying.
- Step 5 – Do not over saturate your leather with conditioner, you want to apply it using a fleece or microfiber cloth by spreading out the conditioner on to the cloth first and then applying to the leather. Make sure to cover the entire panel from seam to seam.
- Step 6 – Let dry and you have taken all of the steps necessary to assure your leather furniture will stay 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.