Owning leather furniture is a great way to add a touch of luxury and class to any living area. Like any expensive investment, you need to know how to clean and care for the leather properly, if you want it to maintain its character and beauty for years to come.

However, some homeowners often commit mistakes that damage their leather furniture, including leaving newsprint or other printed materials on furniture

Your leather furniture is a comfortable place to read magazines or newspapers. But avoid leaving them lying face down on the couch. (Especially if the leather is a light colour) The news print can bleed onto the leather surface, leaving you with an expensive, and unwanted copy of that magazine you’re reading.

Whether its your lounge suite or your car, the experts recommend to clean, protect and condition your leather regularly, every 3-4 months. Leather is a type of skin, just like our skin, and how often do we wash and moisturize our face’s and body’s? If we don’t, dirt, oils and soiling build up, damaging the protective layer and top coats of the leather. Cleaning is especially important on headrest and arm rest areas, which get a lot of body contact. eg. the favorite TV chair, or drivers car seat.