A leather sofa is a little gem, but what matters most is that they are properly cared for to maintain their beauty in time. Given that a leather sofa is an investment, not less, its maintaining should be known.
Leather sofa should not be located near heat sources such as stoves, heaters or radiators. Avoid placing them glued to the wall. Also, it is not indicated any location for leather sofa under direct sunlight, as it leads to skin discoloration.
Leather couch is wiped with a soft cloth slightly dampened with cold water (preferably distilled to prevent stains left by the minerals in the water). Thus wipe off the dust and sweat stains. The operation can be done once a week. The skin attracts dust and dirt, so should be cleaned frequently, without waiting the setting of dust in layers. Dust is one of the biggest enemies to leather couch.
Use products specifically designed to care for leather. This removes dirt and they help the sofa to stay perfectly clean. These products may be in the form of a spray or liquid concentrate which is used in a mixture with water.
Do not use any cleaning product leather couch, some may contain agents that harm the material, making it rough and causing cracks. There are special natural products that nourish the skin and keep it soft and prevent it from cracking. These should be used but without exaggeration because although their role is to clean up. Used in excess, these can clog the skin.
Here are the top tips for maintaining a leather sofa:
♦ The stains should be cleaned as soon as you spot them.
♦ Start with a cleaning cloth soaked in cold water and then apply directly on the stain, add a little powdered sodium bicarbonate, then wipe with clean water.
♦ Food stains can be removed with a solution consisting of one part white vinegar and one part linseed oil. Mix the two ingredients well, apply them on a cotton cloth and wipe the stained area using a circular motion.
♦ Dark stains can be removed if are wiped with lemon juice mixed with baking soda. The paste is applied directly to the stained area, wait 10 minutes, then remove with a damp cloth.
♦ Ink stains can also be removed from the leather couch, whether immediately wipe area with floppy cotton soaked in alcohol. Immediately after this process, dry with a soft cloth and polish it with a face cream.
♦ Glued substances from the couch such as chewing gum or other dry spots due to eating are cleaned by scraping with ice cubes wrapped in gauze.
♦ Pen traces are removed with alcohol or cosmetic cleanser.
♦ It is important that periodically leather sofa should be hydrated with solutions recommended by the manufacturer, depending on the type of leather used, the color, the type of paint used. Another solution is to use moisturizing body lotion or baby oil. Whatever you use, however, it is recommended to try the product on a small area, less exposed vision, and to test how resistant is the skin.
♦ Do not use, however, alkaline products for skin peeling and this category includes wet wipes for babies that many tend to use them. If you do, however, use immediately a soft dry cloth.
♦ A good solution for emergency situations is liquid soap mixed with distilled water. Leather couch gets wiped with a good cloth dampened with soapy solution, but immediately dry with a soft dry cloth.