Why leather couches sag and how to prevent it

Category: General

Sagging leather couch At some point or another, I’m sure you’ve seen a leather sofa with a big, sagging indention in the owner’s favorite spot.  Want to be sure your furniture never looks like that?  Here’s some info on why it happens and what to do to prevent it.  We’ve also included what to do if your leather chair is already sagging. Why the sagging? The main cause of sagging is that the leath... [read more...]

Leather cleaning and repair products guide

Category: General

Do it yourself leather dye kit I can’t tell you how many jobs we have come in because people have tried do-it-yourself leather products that didn’t work out.  I hate that.  While I can’t speak for other company’s products, I can give you some good tips on what to look for. 1. Make sure the product you are using is designed specifically for the type of leather you are using it on.  There are a ton of different ... [read more...]

Used Leather Furniture Buying Guide

Category: General, Home and Office, Leather Advice From the Pros

Because buying used furniture is both eco-friendly and thrifty, it’s a very IN thing to do right now.  Here are some tips to be sure you make good buying decisions when it comes to used leather! Check to see if the previous owner took good care of it: We recommend that people use leather cleaner and protection cream to care for furniture several times a year.  Following those guidelines... [read more...]

How to prevent cracked leather furniture

Category: Common Leather Problems, DIY, Leather Advice From the Pros

Close shot of cracked leather To be totally honest, if aniline or semi-aniline upholstery leather cracks, it’s often too far gone to be worth repairing. Now, this is not always the case, but when these leathers crack, it’s usually the result of problems that have been neglected or unnoticed for a long, long time. Fully-finished leather is different, though. Check out another of our blog posts for explanations of the mo... [read more...]

How to prevent sun damage to leather upholstery

Category: Common Leather Problems, DIY, Leather Advice From the Pros

Leather chair darkened from body oil Unfortunately, sun and leather don’t usually mix well. Too much sunlight will do one of two things (and possibly both) to leather furniture and other upholstery– fading and drying. Fading is commonly seen in semi-aniline and aniline leathers, but is a little rarer in fully-finished leathers that have a protective top coat. It’s one of the most common problems we see, and if you put l... [read more...]

How to prevent and remove oil damage to leather furniture

Category: Common Leather Problems, DIY, Home and Office, Leather Advice From the Pros

One of the worst things to eat on leather couches is buttered popcorn – yes, the all-time favorite movie snack. What a bummer.   Unfortunately, folks, leather is extremely porous by nature, and it will soak up any oils you put on it – and that includes popcorn grease, lotion and the natural body oils that we all have on our skin.   You won’t notice any damage at first, but oils can... [read more...]

Debunking Myths: Frequently recommended leather remedies that ruin leather

Category: General

Have a problem with your leather and not sure how to fix it?  Getting different pieces of advice everywhere you turn?  Here are a handful of so-called “leather remedies” that will do you more harm than good.  There is a lot of misinformation out there. Keep these tips in mind and you won’t turn a minor problem into a major one! Good Rule of Thumb The best way to remember what you ca... [read more...]

DIY Tips: How to fix scratches in leather furniture

Category: Common Leather Problems, DIY, Home and Office, Leather Advice From the Pros

One of the most common problems with leather furniture is scratching. Fortunately, surface scratches on leather are pretty easy to take care of. What you need to know: Most leather furniture is made of fully-finished leather that does not scratch easily.  It has a surface coating that prevents the type of minor surface scratches that are so often a problem on less durable types of leather, ... [read more...]

Types of leather: Must-know info for buying leather

Category: General

My customers are confused about different types of leather – either because they aren’t sure what they should look for when it comes time to buy new furniture, or because they have a problem (like a scratch or stain) that needs to be fixed.  This quick guide should help you understand the big picture.  If you have other questions, leave them in the comments below! 1. Fully-Finished Leath... [read more...]

How to clean leather furniture

Category: DIY, General, Home and Office, Leather Advice From the Pros

Your leather couch is an expensive investment, and you need to treat it right if you want it to last. Think about it like preventative maintenance on   your car. You change your oil to keep your car running smoothly.  To keep your leather couch in good shape, you need to protect it and clean it regularly. Did you know that a leather couch will last 3 times as long if you clean and protect i... [read more...]