It is often a challenge when instructions that come with furniture are not as situation specific and informative as owners would like them to be. Remember that maintenance for leather bed frames differ from caring for a wooden bed frame as well as classic beds. This guide serves to help owners in caring for any kind of real leather furniture may it be a bed frame or a sofa set.
Before starting the cleaning process, make sure you know what kind of leather furniture you have. This can usually be found in the tags that come with your new furniture or in the instruction manual. There are many types of leather used for furniture and not all are the same. To make sure you know exactly what kind of leather you have, it is best to do the search online as there is a process to test the leather to determine the its type.
Leather is very delicate material and extremely sensitive to heat. Make sure you place furniture away from fireplaces and direct sunlight. Neglecting to do so can dry and crack the surface of the leather. When you notice an area that is getting too dry than it normally would be, use petroleum jelly to cover the area and just wipe off the excess amount.
To clean your leather furniture use soap that is not too harsh and has a moisturizing element in them. Use a soft cloth with soap to wipe the surface to remove dirt. Do not put too much soap and do not rinse it with water. Leather absorbs water so it is important not to use water. Just wipe the soap off with a dry cloth and polish it after.
Always use a leather conditioner to maintain the glamour of your furniture. Good leather conditioners can be bought anywhere but make sure that you read what you are buying before purchasing them. For the best results use a leather conditioner that has been tried and tested. Rub the conditioner around and leave it in for some time so the leather can absorb it then buff after with a dry soft cloth.
Avoid spilling liquid on your furniture because leather may absorb it. A quick fix for liquid spills on leather furniture is to use a clean cloth to dab the wet area while being careful not to spread the liquid outwards. Dab inwards starting from the sides and keep dabbing until it is dry. Allow it to air dry.
Now butter, grease or oil stains are not to be panicked about. Just wipe it off with a dry cloth until everything is removed and leave it that way for a few days. In most cases, this will not be visible anymore by this time but if the stain is still obvious, use leather furniture cleaner to repair the area.
Ink stains can be removed by a simple piece of cotton or cotton bud that is soaked in alcohol or vinegar. Rub it over the stained area and that should remove the ink stains. However, if the stain would not come off, use an acetone-free nail polish remover to do the trick. Once done, use a hair dryer on low setting to dry the area.
Printed paraphernalia if left on your furniture can leave print marks. To remove this, use a can of aerosol hair spray on the affected area, spraying ever so slightly then wipe it off with soft cloth immediately.
A few reminders to ensuring you can avoid damaging your furniture are a few basic things that every individual already knows. Use your furniture appropriately. Do not sit on the foot end as it is not intended for this purpose and sitting on it can distort the shape of your furniture. Also, if you are a smoker, it is best to avoid leather furniture as cigarette burns on leather cannot be repaired.
Furniture of any kind such as a wooden bed frame, leather bed frames or classic beds are only a worthy investment if it can last. Buying new furniture due to neglect of the current set is a waste of money. So before purchasing any kind of furniture it is best to be aware on how it is maintained so you know if you can commit to caring for it. Furniture always needs love and care every so often and it is up to you to keep its beauty and durability as good as new.