A leather sofa is not only popular because of its elegant appearance and the pleasant seating comfort. The natural animal skin also requires relatively little care. However, this should be done carefully and regularly to ensure the maintenance of feel and appearance. Leather type and processing decide on the measures.
Care through prevention
Leather care is the focus of care for a leather couch. It is usually relatively undemanding and is limited in the maintenance maintenance on dusting and possibly "massage". Potential sources of danger should be eliminated or avoided in advance. Typical measures can be:
- Do not consume drinks on the couch or infer protective cover
- Do not leave pets with claws like cats unattended in the sofa room
- Protect the leather sofa from long direct sunlight
- When storing the sofa, do not place it in damp, musty-smelling storage or cellar rooms place
- Avoid extreme room humidity of over seventy percent
- Remove coarse loose dirt such as crumbs immediately
- Immediately remove slippery liquids with absorbent material
Leather has self-sustaining powers
The different types of leather require different intervals for basic care and maintenance. Smooth leather should receive a thorough basic care at least once a year, open-pore suede leather two to three times a year. Ideally, the manufacturer's instructions are followed. Nutzungs The frequency of use and intensity plays an important role. Every leather couch likes moving their leather cover. Caring is the frequent "massaging" of the leather to keep it supple and elastic. After approximately weekly dedusting serves the knocking or walking of the structure. She distributes her natural collagen and fat more evenly and cleans herself a little bit.
How to take care of your leather sofa
Gentle special care
- Impregnating agent
- Soft brush
- Soft cloth
- 1. Dusting
Brush the leather regularly. You can dab up dressed smooth leather with a damp cloth, but never wipe it off. Open-pored leathers keep tapping your fingers during brushing. Do not use a vacuum cleaner, as the nozzle edges pose a great risk of injury to the leather. Ein 2. Creaming
For each type of leather, you will find leather oils or care milk, which can help to preserve the leather. Apply these according to the manufacturer's instructions and dose them sparingly. Always try the action first in an inconspicuous place. Remedies containing perfumes and pigments should be used, if at all, only once every ten years for a major overhaul. Bi 3. Biological care products
Although it may be tempting to nourish natural leather in a biological way, natural care products have some disadvantages. They turn rancid and begin to stink or damage the leather in the long term. Do not use any of these chemically tanned leathers. Im 4. Impregnate
Apply an impregnating agent according to the manufacturer's instructions according to the type of leather and the preparation. For heavily used leather surfaces, two to three impregnations per year can be ideal, otherwise once a year.