Australian made sofas

Leather Care Guide for Furniture in Darling Downs

When it comes to Australian made sofas, leather is among the most popular material options. This natural, luxurious feeling material wears well over time and looks fantastic with a variety of interior design styles. 

At Rowes Furniture, we supply a wide range of premium leather furniture across the Darling Downs region including the La Z Boy chair, leather recliner lounge sets and lift chairs. Below, we offer some tips on caring for your leather furniture so it stays looking its best for years to come. 

Caring for Leather Furniture

Leather furniture is durable, long lasting and easy to care for. As it ages, a natural patina occurs that makes it more beautiful over time. Under normal usage, regular dusting and vacuuming in crevices or along the bottom are all that is necessary to care for leather furniture. Dust with a damp microfiber cloth. 

Apply a good quality leather conditioner every 6 to 12 months to prevent cracking and keep it looking great for longer. Wipe up spills as soon as they happen with a clean, non-abrasive absorbent cloth. Minor scratches on the surface can typically be buffed out gently using a chamois cloth or clean fingers. Moistening lightly with distilled water can help work scratches out.

Leather Cleaning Tips

Most modern leather furniture, such as the beloved La Z Boy chair, features a protective finish that makes it simple to clean. Lightly scratch the surface of your leather furniture in an inconspicuous space to check if it is finished. If it leaves a mark, consult a leather cleaning professional. If there’s no mark, it means your leather furniture is finished and most spills and spots will come out using a soft cloth and clean lukewarm water. 

Most oil and grease stains should naturally dissipate into the leather after wiping off excess with a clean dry cloth. If it persists, you can try sprinkling baking soda on it, letting it sit overnight, then vacuuming off. Avoid using cleaning solvents, heavy detergents, varnish, abrasive cleaners, soaps or ammonia water on your leather furniture.

Find Australian Made Sofas at Rowes Furniture in the Darling Downs

Whether you’re in the market for lift chairs, a La Z Boy chair or leather recliner lounge, the team at Rowes Furniture offer quality furniture and outstanding service. We’ve serviced Toowoomba and the Darling Downs region since 1892. Visit our store or contact us today to enquire about any of our furniture pieces.

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