Leather Furniture Care

Leather is a resilient upholstery material that with little care can last longer than almost any other material.  It is extremely easy to maintain and it is not necessary to use expensive creams or waxes to clean, treat or dress.  It is inadvisable to use spray polishes or products that include silicon in their composition as these can not be fully absorbed from the leather.

Upholstery leather cleaning instructions:

Take a clean piece of cotton cloth and a container of lukewarm water.  Wet the cloth enough but not so much that it drips water.  Using the cloth brush lightly the leather surface you want to clean.  If the surface looks dirty you can dilute a small quantity of a pH balanced liquid soap in the water.  Leather's pH is the same as your skin's (pH of 5.5) so there are plenty of products to choose from.  If you do choose to use soap you need to end the cleaning process by using clean water only so that no soap remains on the leather.

If your furniture has printed leather and dirt has accumulated on the lower part of the surface, you might want to use a very soft brush.  Using the brush will let you get scoop out any dust or other particles from the depressed parts of the skin.

Upholstery leather caring instructions:

Applying Nivea cream every six months can help keep you leather upholstered furniture supple and pleasant to the touch.  The cream also helps if your leather seems dry or is under direct sunlight for large parts of the day.  You can use the blue tin commonly found in supermarkets in Cyprus or if you prefer try to find the slightly more expensive Nivea Soft which mentions that it is pH balanced.  Spread evenly a small quantity of cream with your fingers over all leather surfaces and let it be absorbed.