Unique to leather are the natural characteristics acquired as the animal develops including stretch marks, scars, scratches, insect bites etc. Even colour inconsistencies, due to variations in skin structure, are completely natural. These characteristics are not flaws as they testify to leather’s authenticity.
Wearability of leather is relative to care and use. Plump loose cushions periodically to distribute wear.
To prevent drying and fading, keep leather furniture away from direct sunlight and heating sources such as vents, fireplaces or radiators.
To remove accumulated surface dust, vacuum or wipe with a clean white cloth on a weekly basis.
To minimize oil, butter or grease stains, absorb any excess with a clean dry cloth. Then leave alone. If the darkened area doesn’t dissipate completely, it will become part of the leather’s unique character.
Never use saddle soap, cleaning solvents, furniture polish, oils, varnish, abrasive cleaners, detergents or ammonia on upholstered leather. It has been permanently preserved during the tanning process and requires very simple cleaning. Blot spills immediately with a clean white cloth. Commercial cleaners and conditioners are not recommended.
For excessive stains consult a professional leather care specialist.