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How to take care of your leather furniture

Leather furniture is usually perceived as elegant and it used to be a symbol of wealth. Then it has become a more common accessory and faux versions have also been created. But regardless of all that, there are some things that you need to take into consideration before choosing leather furniture.

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First of all, leather needs to be cleaned using specialized products. It also needs to be protected from various substances and environments. There are a few things you need to know about this type of furniture and only then deciding whether or not you want leather or fabric. Some things tend to be exaggerated and even turn into myths. For example, regardless what anyone says, leather furniture can last a lifetime. Because leather is a natural product, aging only makes it more beautiful and brings out its charm. So investing in leather furniture is a very smart idea.

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And since it’s so resistant, leather furniture lasts for a long time and this becomes something that is worth investing in. This makes it a very popular choice for all social classes. The greatest myth of all is that leather is too hard to care for. It’s true that there are things that need to be taken into consideration regarding this process but this doesn’t make leather any more difficult than other materials. In fact, it’s easier to wipe up spills with a clean cloth than having to clean the entire fabric upholstery. Also, some substances can be impossible to get rid of.

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Leather is actually easy to care for. All you need to do is use a conditioner every 6 to 12 months. Also, make sure you wipe up spills as soon as they occur because they might damage the leather. Avoid using normal cleaning supplies such as soap, detergents or solvents. Make sure you keep your leather furniture out of the sun as it can damage it and then make the color fade. So, as you can see, it’s actually quite easy to care for leather furniture. It’s no more difficult than caring for any other type of furniture but this one you also have the advantage of elegance and timeless beauty.{picture sources:1,2&3,and 4}.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on July 17, 2012

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Simona Ganea
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