Now that you have made the investment in quality leather furniture, it is very important to maintain it properly to avoid premature wear and tear and to keep your leather furniture looking new for years to come. Online cleaning instructions are full of misleading information like using baking soda, soap, or white vinegar. These home remedies are very harsh on leather, causing it to dry out, and could make the problem worse.
Start with buying quality leather cleaning products designed for Leather Furniture. We have designed the best cleaning and conditioning process and the products which can be purchased here are specifically designed for leathers that will reset the PH balance and not clog the leather itself.
How to properly identify what kind of leather you have. There are 4 types of leathers:
On the surface the leathers look very similar
Knowing what kind of leather you have is critical for proper care and maintenance. Using a cleaning method not designed for your leather quality could permanently damage it. The following instructions will help you determine what kind of leather you have.
Always use in an inconspicuous area, these tests will alter the leather!
Use your fingernail and lightly scratch the surface, if you see ashing you have a wax or oil injected leather.
How to test if your leather contains any waxes or oils.
Use your finger nail and lightly scratch the surface, if you see ashing you have a wax or oil injected leather.
For cleaning instruction for wax and oil injected leathers with 0 coats of protection, otherwise known as “aniline plus” leather, click here for cleaning instructions and products for wax and oil injected leathers with 0 coats of protection, otherwise known as “aniline plus” leathers.
How to test if your leather has a finish.
Add a drop of water directly to the leather and let it sit for a few minutes. If the water droplet is still beading you have a finished leather, if the water absorbs into the leather and darkens the leather you have an unfinished leather.