How to care for your leather sofas?

Leather furniture looks great and can last for many years. However, many people are still fearful about purchasing leather furniture for their homes because they believe that it will be difficult or time-consuming to care for.

Additionally, if you have small children or pets, you may worry that your leather furniture will become damaged. Fortunately, leather sofa care isn't actually what you think it is.

In fact, leather furniture care isn't any harder than caring for furniture that has other types of upholstery. Here are some basic tips to help you keep your leather sofa looking great for years to come.


The leather that is used to make leather sofas can vary in quality. That means that not every product that is made to clean leather is ideal for your furniture.

As a result, some formulas could potentially cause damage and you should make sure to spot test any leather cleaning products on your furniture before applying them to the entire surface.

To be safe, you should perform the spot test in a place on the furniture that is not readily visible in case it does stain the furniture. 

According to Move My Stuff (a local removalist company in Melbourne), "It's best to perform a spot test on a small corner at the back of the sofa since it will allow you to see the effects of the cleaner before you apply it all over the sofa."


Making sure to regularly dust your leather sofa is one of the easiest things that you can do to keep it looking great. Dusting also helps to prevent dirt from building up in the creases of the leather.

You can also consider adding throws or other fabrics on to cover it up so that it doesn't need to be cleaned as often.


Maintaining your leather sofa isn't only about keeping dirt and spills away. You also need to make sure that you condition the leather periodically.

This helps to improve the appearance of the leather while helping to keep it from drying out.

Using products that are specially designed to condition leather work well. However, you can also use olive oil if you prefer a natural option for conditioning your leather sofa.


Sunlight actually damages and discolours leather so if there are windows in your space, make sure that you move the leather furniture out of the streams of direct sunlight.

Covering your leather furniture with a slipcover is a great way to protect it from the sunlight.


Above all you should never neglect your leather furniture. If you don't take any time to maintain the look of the furniture, the lifespan of your leather sofa will be greatly reduced.

You need to make sure that you are diligent about cleaning up stains and spills right away so that they don't cause discolouration.

Leather furniture should also be regularly cleaned, even it if it is just to keep the leather looking fresh and not because there is a spill.

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