Leather furniture has several advantages over upholstered furniture. First, leather is a very dense material. Because of this, it prevents smoke, dust, and animal hair from penetrating or bonding to the surface. Second, leather is extremely strong, allowing leather furniture to maintain a good appearance even when heavily used.
Despite leather's durability, it still must be maintained . The finish on a leather chair sitting near a window can become dry and start to crack. Oil from hands can discolor arm rests. Oils and products from your hair will damage leather headrests in cars, furniture, etc. Small particles of soil and dust can become ground into the leather in the seating areas, dulling the original color. All of these common symptoms are evidence that the leather is in need of a cleaning. Proper leather cleaning will remove stains, ground-in soil, and dust, as well as restore the protective coating of the leather.
Many people attempt to maintain their leather furniture themselves. Many simply use a wet sponge to wipe down their leather furniture. But water may only be used on protected leathers without causing staining. And while a sponge may remove dust, it will not remove soil nor will it restore the leather's finish. Other people use store-bought cleaning products made for leather. However, many of these cleaning products on the market contain chemicals that damage the leather's finish, causing it to become overly dry and crack.
As with cleaning any other surface, the key is proper application and products. We use high quality commercial leather cleaning products recognized in the leather industry. We use products specially made for aniline, protected, and nubuck leather (also known as suede).