Don’t mistake leather sofas as a hassle to clean. In fact, they actually have qualities that edge out other materials when it comes to seating for your home. For an ease of mind to leather maintenance, consider the following tips that will make cleaning a breeze.
- Stick to a routine
Just as how you should have a standardised interval of changing your bedsheets or mopping your floors, don’t neglect a routine for your leather sofa either. Most sofas are easy to clean and don’t require much besides a lightly damp cloth or a duster for casual maintenance. These options are preferred as well as they are less likely to leave scratches.
Overtime, your leather sofa will naturally turn dry. To overcome this is simple – an Italian Leather Care Kit works wonders in conserving your sofa’s original structure. Following a suggested quarterly conditioning, finish off by buffering the entire sofa with a clean, dry cloth for a gleaming shine.
- Act fast
Liquid spills are highly dreaded, but inevitable sooner or later. Keep them at bay by wiping gently and immediately should they occur to avoid permanently staining the leather. Take note to never rub too aggressively for it may cause more damage instead. Light-coloured sofas, like this sleek Scudo, won’t need to worry about ink marks either. They can be easily countered with special cleaners like Leather Master’s “Ink lifter” if used within a short time frame before wiping it off, leaving your sofa looking as good as new!
- Keep them shielded
“Scudo” translates to “shield” in Italian, and a fuss-free way of keeping any leather sofa crack-free and in shape is to simply shield them away from any sunlight, as the rays may age and decolourise the material over time. But sunlight isn’t the only factor you should watch out for to sustain its quality. Any other source of heat, including lamps, air-conditioning vents and heaters should also keep a distance to ensure the best version of your seating is retained.
If you love the luxurious look of a leather sofa, look no further than the Freccia II and Scuda sofas designed by Kelvin Giormani available at OM. Made from pigmented leather that is denser and easy to maintain, the sofas are also able to withstand spills and stains, if wiped up quick enough. In addition, leather is is denser than normal upholstered fabrics, and therefore, less susceptible to penetration from household dirt, dust or smoke. For a statement sofa that exudes plenty of elegance without the hassle, a leather sofa definitely makes a top choice.
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