I still remember the day that I bought my first car. I thought it was the most perfect vehicle in the world, and I vowed to care for it diligently. Unfortunately, within a few days I had forgotten about my promise, and I started tossing fast food wrappers in the back like everyone else. After awhile I realized that neglecting my car was turning the inside into a garbage pit, and I decided to learn how to take better care of my vehicle. I took a class on auto detailing, and it really helped me to turn things around. I want to teach you what I learned, so you should read this blog.
After saving up for new leather furniture and picking out just the right set, you want to protect it and keep it looking beautiful for a long time to come. If not taken care of properly, your leather furniture will fade and even crack over time. Luckily, there are things you can do to protect your leather furniture and keep it looking new:
1. Use a Leather Protector
Right off the bat, you should purchase a leather protector cream, perhaps from the store where you purchased your furniture. Applying a leather protector will help seal your furniture and protect it from future stains, wear, and other damage.
2. Consider Window Tinting
While it's always pleasant to have a leather couch or chair sitting in front of a sunny window, the sun can quickly wreak havoc on your leather furniture. UV rays from the sun cause leather furniture to fade dramatically, as well as dry out and crack.
Since it's not often convenient to avoid sunlight on your furniture, try having your windows tinted instead. Residential window tinting not only protects your leather furniture, but also makes your home more energy-efficient since it keeps things cooler in the summer. Contact a company like MidAmerica Tint to learn more about window tinting.
3. Keep Pets' Nails Trimmed
Dog or cat nails and leather furniture don't mix. You may want to train them to stay off your furniture, but if they are allowed on it you'll want to avoid letting their nails do damage. Always keep your pets' nails neatly trimmed so they can't snag and tear your leather furniture. If your dog or cat won't let you clip their nails, try bringing them to a groomer or even the vet.
4. Clean with the Right Cleaner
While it's important to keep your leather furniture clean, it's even more important to use the right cleaner. Using regular soap or household cleaners can discolor and crack your leather furniture. Instead, look for a cleaner that's made specifically for leather furniture. You can easily find this online or at any furniture store.
5. Use a Leather Conditioner
Once or twice a year, it's a good idea to use a leather conditioner on your furniture in addition to cleaning it. Doing so will restore your leather furniture's luster and shine, while also helping to repel dust and protect your furniture from damage. It's easy to forget to condition your leather furniture, so you may want to add a once every six months calendar alert reminder.
By following these tips, you will help protect your new leather furniture and keep it from looking good for a very long time.Share
6 November 2015