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How To Clean Leather Furniture

Posted February 23rd, 2023

Adding leather furniture to your space can add a stylish and attractive touch to your home! However, it’s important to keep the leather material clean and well-maintained. While leather furniture is generally very durable, it does require regular care to ensure its longevity and retain its sought-after appearance. Not to worry, we’ve gathered the best tips and tricks on how to clean and easily maintain your leather furniture to keep it looking its best for years to come.

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Why Does Leather Furniture Need Cleaning?

Like any other material, leather furniture can accumulate dirt, dust, and oils over time, which leads to discoloration, cracking, and an overall dull appearance. Any spills and stains can also easily damage the leather if they are not dealt with promptly or properly. This is why regular cleaning and maintenance can easily help prevent any issues and prolong the life of your beautiful leather living room furniture.

How to Clean Leather Furniture


Before beginning to clean your leather furniture, it’s essential to properly prepare by gathering all of the necessary supplies. You will need the following:

• Soft Microfiber Cloth

• Duster

• Mild Soap

• Leather Cleaner

• Leather Conditioner (optional)

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Steps to Clean Your Leather Furniture

• Begin by lightly dusting your furniture with a rag or duster to remove any loose dirt and debris

• Next, spot-treat any stains with a mild soap solution making sure to scrub gently in a circular motion

• Then, take your preferred leather cleaner and clean the surface of your furniture making sure to follow the product instructions. We suggest testing new leather cleaners on a small inconspicuous area before using them on the entire piece.

• Afterward, apply a leather conditioner to help prevent cracking (optional)

• Lastly, let your furniture air dry naturally

Tips for Maintaining Leather Furniture

Now that you’ve learned how to clean your leather pieces, here are a few easy tips to follow in order to prevent future damage and extend the life of your furniture.

• Try to avoid placing your leather couches and other furniture pieces in direct sunlight and heat sources. This can dry out the leather causing its vibrant coloring to fade

• Use leather a protector to prevent stains and damage from spills

• In the case of any spills, clean your piece immediately instead of allowing it to linger

• Avoid using harsh cleaning chemicals and abrasive materials that are not specially made for cleaning leather.

• Dust and wipe down your furniture once every two-four weeks to prevent the build-up of dirt and oils

• Use a leather conditioner every six-twelve months to help your furniture maintain its natural oils, keeping it soft and vibrant

Our Favorite Leather Pieces at the Moment

Leather Italia Usa 7160 Hampton Sofa

If you're looking for a rugged yet sophisticated leather sofa, this Italia USA model is perfect for you. Boasting a rich chocolate brown color, this piece will provide comfort and style to every home. We suggest pairing it with the stunning matching leather ottoman for a complete look.

C.R. Laine Leather Chair

This unique C.R. Laine leather chair will add a refreshing pop of color to your living or dining room area. Use it to adorn your living room for a subtle yet stylish touch or purchase a full set to pair with your dining table for a bold look.

Rowone Cortes Home Entertainment Seating 2 Chair Straight Row

Want to upgrade your in-home movie room? These Rowone Cortes leather seats will do just that. With modern LED lights that illuminate the bottom of the chairs and beautifully dark-stained leather, these plush seats excel in both style and comfort.

The Best Furniture Store Near You

Queen City strives to be the best furniture store near you offering a wide selection of trendy and classic leather furniture to fit your every need. Whether you are searching for classic leather ottomans, trendy leather sofas, or comfortable leather recliners, Queen City has got you covered.

Visit our store locations in Charlotte, Salisbury, Morganton, Monroe, and Winston-Salem to browse appliances and our Pineville location to view our extensive furniture inventory. Our team of experts will be happy to assist you in finding the right furniture to fit your home, needs, style, and budget. If you can’t visit us in-store, no worries! Conveniently search for your perfect sofa, chair, table, and more on our website, and feel free to reach us via phone or on our contact us page for quick answers to any questions.

We strive to provide the best customer service in all of North Carolina, which is why we also offer a price-match guarantee on all of our furniture. Come visit the best furniture store in North Carolina to begin building your dream home today!

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