Lela Richardson. Sofa. December 26th , 2017.
Leather Is More Durable: Whether the sofa is replacing a worn out upholstered couch or a beat-up futon, leather simply looks nicer. The variety of finishes and durability of materials keeps leather looking like new for longer. Rather than worrying about rips or tears in the material, owners can look forward to tasteful aging and unique wear. Older leather adds character and charm to a room instead of looking worn and tired.
The difference between professional and DIY cleaning results is generally in the chemicals used. Cleaning companies will have a range of chemicals used for specific stains: one for coffee, one for red wine, one for doggy mess, etc. If your best efforts have failed, with professional upholstery cleaning the proof is in the pudding, or lack of it on your sofas, as the case may be.
The craziest color leather sofa I ever saw was blue and orange. Yikes! Some happy Boise State Bronco fan I guess. Leather can be dyed almost any color, but obviously the browns, blacks and tans are the most popular. These don't clash with most interiors as much as green, blue, red, orange, or some other bright color might. When I recently recovered my leather dining chairs I got swatches of all sorts of colors to consider. It was a fun process, but in the end I ended up opting for a classic dark brown.
As a rule, liquid spills, with the exception of red wine or coffee, are suitable for Do-It-Yourself cleaning. A household cleaning solution or upholstery shampoo will usually do the trick. Apply it as soon as possible after the spill, work it into the fabric, and use a damp rag to blot out the liquid. You can repeat this procedure as many times as is necessary to remove the stain and discolouration, changing your cloth as often as needs be in removing any dark patches.
Resists Fading: While the color of leather will change over time due to normal wear and tear, it won't fade when set in front of a sunny window. While the material will need regular conditioning and cleaning to resist sun damage, the material won't lose its color.
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