For beautiful furniture that lasts for generations, use the below list for the right way to
care for your valued leather furniture.
• Read the product label and materials provided by the manufacturer.
• Position all leather furniture at least two feet from a heating source. Prolonged exposure
to heat dries out leather.
• Leather upholstery fades when exposed to direct sunlight. Keeping leather furniture
away from direct-light sources such as windows, skylights, and glass doors can prevent
• Be sure to practice regular preventive maintenance on the leather furniture in your living
room, dining room, and bedroom. Improve the leather’s resistance to soil by treating its
surface with a leather cleaning or polishing product. Give special attention to high-use
areas-seats, arms, and backs. Fully clean and re-protect your leather upholstery every six
months. Be sure to use a product that’s recommended by the manufacturer, and always
test the product in a hidden area first.
• Never use a hair dryer to speed drying unless recommended. When possible, let the
leather air-dry after cleaning.
• While leather initially repels most spills, liquids will be absorbed if not treated properly.
Blot any liquid spills immediately with a clean, absorbent cloth or sponge, and then allow
the leather to air-dry. If the spill is absorbed, it will dissipate over time as the leather
naturally diffuses the stain.
• Vacuum weekly to remove dust from your leather home furniture.
• If you do encounter a stain on your leather furniture, gently rub the stained area with a
mixture of water and baking soda, starting from the edge and working inward to the
center. As always, try the solution first in an inconspicuous location to test the mixture’s
effects on the leather. Rinse the area thoroughly, removing the excess by blotting with a
dry cloth or sponge, and then allow the leather to air-dry completely.
• If the stain persists, seek professional cleaning advice.