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What you should know about leather furniture

Leather, when properly maintained, will last four or five times longer than fabric or man–made fibers. However, over time, body oils, dirt, skin acids, and other soils can really wear down leather’s appearance. Here’s what you need to know about leather furniture so you can prevent a diminishing appearance and keep it looking its best for years on end.

Leather furniture is popular among many homes because it’s generally easy to care for and looks great with a range of design schemes. However, there’s more to your leather furniture that what meets the eye. Review the following information to learn about what’s hiding on the surface of your leather furniture.


Oils & Grease

Body oils from both humans and animals attach and hold on to leather. Body oils transfer easily  into the furniture’s head cushions and armrest. They can cause serious damage to the protective finishes found on leather.

Atmospheric Soils

Consider the dust that builds up on a coffee table or desk over a week’s time. This same dust will rest on your leather furniture . Additionally, consider the airborne cooking oils and atmospheric pollution that are present, to some degree, in every home. These elements can wear down leather over time.

Common Soils

These soils include dirt tracked in from outside along with sand and fibers from plants, which people and pets bring  into your home. 

Dyes & Inks

The inks from newspapers and dyes from denim can transfer onto leather in a process called dye transfer. Additionally, you shouldn’t forget the risk of ink from a leaky pen or the aspiring toddler who loves to draw.

If you’re ready to have your furniture cleaned, allow Happy Clean to get the job done for you. Our experts are fully trained and we know how to clean and protect any type of leather.