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Taking Care of Your Leather Upholstery
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Leather has become a very popular choice for Seating furniture. Providing comfort and a luxurious style leather chairs and sofas are a favorite of many interior designers. Though generally more expensive than other upholstery fabrics, its durability and stylish appearance make it worth the cost. Regular cleaning and maintenance are key to making your leather sofa or chairs last. Leather fabric is generally thinner than other upholstery fabrics so it is important to be careful when sitting on it. Smokers should be careful when smoking around their leather furniture pieces as cigarette burns can be extremely difficult to repair. Nicotine particles can also cause areas of discoloration and have a negative affect on the life of the leather. When repairing leather furniture, it's a good idea to consult an upholstery expert.

Taking care of your leather sofa can make it last upwards of 20 years or more. Avoid placing leather furniture in direct sunlight or near a radiator as it can dry out and crack apart over time. Also avoid spilling liquids on it as they can absorb into the leather. When wiping your leather upholstery use a clean, damp, cloth. Petroleum jelly can be used to soften leather. Use a small amount and wipe it with a dry cloth, making sure to remove all the grease. Remove dust and dirt regularly and use leather creams to remove stains. Do not use strong detergents on leather because they contain chemicals that can destroy fabrics. It's also important to be careful when engaging your leather sofa or chair's reclining mechansim so as to not rip the fabric. If you are in the San Diego area, make sure to check this site out to shop for San Diego leather furniture. Their leather sofa selection is to die for.

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