A leather sofa needs little but regular care


A leather sofa is popular not only because of its noble appearance and the comfortable seating. The natural animal skin also requires relatively little care. However, this should be done carefully and regularly to ensure the maintenance of feel and appearance. Leather type and processing decide on the measures.

Care through prevention

The focus of the care of a leather couch is the leather care. It is usually relatively undemanding and is limited in the maintenance maintenance on dusting and possibly "massage". Potential sources of danger should be eliminated or avoided in advance. Typical measures can be:

  • Do not consume drinks on the couch or infer protective cover
  • Do not leave pets with claws like cats unattended in the sofa room
  • Protect the leather sofa from prolonged direct sunlight
  • When storing do not place the sofa in damp, musty smelling storage or basement rooms
  • Avoid extreme room humidity of over seventy percent
  • Remove coarse loose dirt like crumbs immediately
  • Immediately remove any accidental fluids by using an absorbent device

Leather has self-preservation powers

The different types of leather require different intervals for basic care and maintenance. Smooth leather should receive a thorough basic care at least once a year, open-pore suede leather two to three times a year. Ideally, the manufacturer's instructions are followed.

The frequency of use and intensity plays an important role. Every leather couch likes moving their leather cover. Caring is the frequent "massaging" of the leather to keep it supple and elastic. After approximately weekly dedusting serves the knocking or walking of the structure. She distributes her natural collagen and fat more evenly and cleans herself a little bit.

How to do the proper care for your leather sofa

  • Gentle special agent
  • impregnating
  • Soft brush
  • Soft cloth

1. Dusting

Brush the leather regularly. You can dab up dressed smooth leather with a damp cloth, but never wipe it off. Open-pored leathers keep tapping your fingers during brushing. Do not use a vacuum cleaner, as the nozzle edges pose a great risk of injury to the leather.

2. Creaming

For every type of leather you will find leather oils or care milk, which can contribute to the preservation of the leather. Apply these according to the manufacturer's instructions and dose them sparingly. Always try the action first in an inconspicuous place. Remedies containing perfumes and pigments should be used, if at all, only once every ten years for a major overhaul.

3. Biological care products

Although it may be tempting to cultivate natural leather in a biological way, the natural care products have some disadvantages. They turn rancid and begin to stink or damage the leather in the long term. Do not use any of these chemically tanned leathers.

4. Impregnate

According to the type of leather and preparation, apply an impregnating agent according to the manufacturer's instructions. For heavily used leather surfaces, two to three impregnations per year can be ideal, otherwise once a year.

Tips & Tricks

If you want to remove odor, the factor of time is your ultimate ally. Perfumes are always material stressful.


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