Safety, Care & Maintenance
Congratulations on your purchase of fine leather seating! In order to maximize the life, condition and enjoyment of your new seating, please read and follow these simple instructions for:
Your furniture is well made, inspected before shipping and should be used only for its intended purpose. Personal injury or product damage may result from misuse, abuse or any use other than that intended.
Routine Care and Cleaning
Dust often. We recommend vacuum cleaning with the crevice and/or dusting tool to clean seams and joints if present. Dust and food particles are abrasive and can prematurely wear out these areas.
Gently wipe and condition. We recommend before initial use, and thereafter at least bi-annually, the application of a high quality leather conditioner using a lint-free cloth. As a general rule with leather, Do Not Rub.
Do not use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleansers. Only use leather cleaning products specifically formulated and recommended for leather furniture cleaning. Follow all instructions that accompany any leather cleaning product. Additionally, leather conditioners may provide a stain barrier and help extend the life of your leather. Before using any cleaning or conditioning product on your leather, if possible, test it first on a less visible area.
Do not position leather near heat sources or in direct sunlight. Leather is much less likely to fade or crack when kept out of direct sunlight and kept at least three (3) feet from a heat register / radiator. Do not leave any materials with oils or ink on leather furniture, as the oils or ink from these items might transfer to the leather.
Avoid sharp objects. Leather is durable, however allowing sharp objects on leather goods may cause cuts or scratches, or worse, permanent damage. Leather is natural skin, and as such, animal claws or nails may damage its appearance.
Removing Stains and Spills
Water spots/stains can be removed by wiping the entire area with a cloth that has been dampened with clean water. Allow the leather to dry uniformly. Water “rings” caused by condensation from a glass may be removed by soaking a new sponge with room temperature water. Wring water from the sponge as much as possible. Starting at the ring, dampen the leather and move the sponge to the edges of the area. Moisture imparted should lessen as you move further from the ring. Gently wipe. Do Not Rub.
Small oil stains can be treated and successfully removed if addressed immediately. Using two or three fingers, briskly rub (an exception to the general rule) corn starch into the stain until feeling friction heat. Heat will loosen the oil, allowing the corn starch to absorb it before the leather can. Vacuum or brush the powder off, and repeat as required to remove the oil.
Pet urine should be cleaned using a commercially available product. Products for removing/neutralizing pet urine stains are available in most pet stores. Please follow all product instructions.
Ink stain removal “sticks” are an effective product for removing or reducing visible ink marks from most leather goods. For best results, follow all product instructions.
NOTE: Anytime you apply a “washing” or “cleaning” liquid to leather, you must do the entire area, cushion or section in order to avoid a stained local area. Thoroughly dry areas that have had liquid cleansing before use.