How To Clean Leather Upholstery


When you're looking to bring a touch of luxury to your home, there's no better way than leather. Whether used in a dining room chair or as an accent piece on a sofa, leather adds an extra layer of sophistication.

No doubt leather adds class and popular material for furniture, but it has its drawbacks. It can be stiff and difficult to clean. It also tends to absorb liquids and odors.

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Our products are all made with natural ingredients, so they'll leave your leather feeling soft and supple. They also come in scents like lavender and citrus, which will make your home smell amazing as well.

Origins of Leather

Different types of leather are used for different purposes, such as suede or suede-like materials that are used for upholstery because they're soft but still durable enough to hold up well over time.

Chaps made with cowhide are often worn by cowboys or ranch hands as protection against brush while riding horses through fields or forests where thorns might snag their pants legs otherwise.

Modern leather making

Leather is an animal hide that has been tanned to preserve it against decay. Leather can be made from the hides of cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, buffalo, deer, and other animals. It can be used for clothing, furniture, and accessories such as wallets and briefcases.

The modern tanning process involves removing the hair from the hide by soaking them in a solution of water and lime, which turns them into a soft substance called "wet white" leather. Wet white leather is then dyed and dried before being finished with oils and waxes to give it a supple feel.

Kinds of Leather used in furniture upholstery

Leather is a traditional and versatile material that has been used in furniture upholstery for many years.

The most common types of leather used in furniture upholstery are:

  • Aniline Leather: This type of leather is dyed with non-toxic dyes but without any coating or finish. Aniline leather is soft, supple, and may have a natural sheen. 
  • Nubuck Leather: Nubuck is a type of suede leather that has been sanded to create a velvety nap on the surface. It feels smooth to the touch but not as smooth as aniline leather. 
  • Suede Leather: Suede leather has a short pile on one side and a long pile on the other side. It's usually made from cowhide or goat hide and can be dyed many colors or left its natural color (usually tan or brown).

How do you make leather last forever?

There are a few ways to make leather last forever.

First, you can use a leather conditioner. This will keep your leather from drying out and cracking over time. It will also add a layer of protection against stains so that if something does spill on your leather, it won't stain as easily.

Second, you can use a leather protector. A protector is like a conditioner, but it protects against more than just stains: it also protects against scratches and water damage.

Third, if you have particularly expensive or valuable pieces of leather furniture, consider getting them reupholstered every few years, especially if they're in an area that gets a lot of traffic or has pets around. Reupholstering will ensure that your investment stays protected and looks great year after year.

How often should I clean and condition my leather upholstery?

Cleaning leather is a fairly simple process, but it does take a little time and effort. 

Most people who have leather furniture will have to clean it at least once a year, but the frequency of cleaning depends on how often you use your furniture.

If you don't use your leather chair very frequently, then you may be able to go a few years without having to clean it. However, if you use it every day and spill food or drinks on it regularly, then you should clean it immediately after each spill because spills can stain the leather over time if they're not cleaned up right away.

What can be used to clean leather?

Here are some tips for cleaning your furniture:

  • Use warm water instead of hot water when washing the surface because hot water can cause damage by drying out the leather's natural oils. Use cold water if necessary, just make sure it doesn't get too warm before applying any conditioner or cleaner solution.
  • Don't use soap when washing your furniture because soap can harm the finish on your piece of furniture over time by stripping away its natural oils. Instead, use a mild detergent like Woolite or Shout while applying moderate pressure with your hands or a soft cloth (don't scrub). Use a sponge without any abrasive materials.

What should you not use on leather?

You should avoid using bleach on your leather furniture because it will cause the material to crack. You also need to avoid using abrasive cleaners or any type of wax that contains silicone. You can also use saddle soap and a brush or sponge to clean the surface of your leather furniture. You should never use saddle soap on your furniture because this will cause discoloration of the material.

Pristine Green NY uses safe methods for all types of leather products including clothing and accessories such as handbags and wallets. The products we use are non-toxic and gently remove dirt, grime, and stains from surfaces without causing any damage.

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