Cleaning and carrying out maintenance on leather is simple if done well.
Cleaning agents that are not suitable for leather (e.g. baby wipes or other types of wipe with aggressive agents) are often used: this is why we recommend using specific products that have been approved by specialists for taking care of leather and which keep its characteristics unchanged. It is a good idea, therefore, to invest in high quality films, creams and cleaning agents.
Leather should be treated at least twice a year, preventing it from drying and breaking.
Should the leather need to be cleaned more in-depth, specialists recommend delicate soap.
Here is some advice for taking care of and cleaning leather.
Do not use products for household hygiene, only quality products that are specifically for leather.
Test the product (even if specific for leather) on a small, less visible area before applying it to the whole surface.
Keep leather away from direct light sources, otherwise the light can fade the leather over time.
Any excess product can be removed using a cloth or sponge. Do not rub the leather, instead clean it with light circular movements.
The majority of leathers (excluding aniline, which is totally natural) can be cleaned with water and a slightly damp cotton cloth or with sponge. Use specific products if the item needs to be cleaned more in-depth.
Concerning sofas, turn the cushions over every now and then to keep the whole surface even and to prevent only one part from wearing or fading.
It is advisable to clean the leather at least twice a year with specific quality products that care for and protect the skins.
Light scratches can often be repaired, but if more serious damage occurs (e.g. cuts, ink stains and others), we advise going to a professional expert.