Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Care Tips for Leather Sofa

Regularly apply a leather conditioner:

The most notable difference between caring for leather v/s fabric upholstery is the need to condition the leather. Leather conditioners have a creamy consistency and are designed to be buffed into the leather. Conditioning the leather regularly keeps it from drying out and developing cracks.

Vacuum dust and debris from the furniture's crevices:


Just as with any other piece of upholstered furniture, the best way to remove the dust and debris that gradually builds up in crevices and under cushions is by using your vacuum's hose attachment. No special precautions are necessary when vacuuming leather furniture.

Wipe the leather furniture down regularly with a clean, dry cloth:


The basic care routine for leather upholstery is simply wiping the furniture down with a dry cotton cloth. This will remove dust from the leather and keep it looking its best.

Leather conditioner can be purchased from many furniture stores. It is also available at auto parts stores, where it is sold for conditioning leather car interiors. In general, you should expect to condition your leather furniture once every 6 to 12 months.

Avoid using any cleaning products not designed for leather. Detergents, solvents, all-purpose cleaning sprays, ammonia, bleach, and furniture polish can all be harmful to leather furniture. Do not apply these products in an attempt to clean the furniture or remove stains. Rely on dry towels or sponges as much as possible.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Tips - Leather Care

Leather bags and purses are very susceptible to stains and spots as they’re used outdoors frequently and often placed on the floor. Many people will simply use a regular soap or detergent to tackle the stains, but this is not a good idea – soap residue left on the leather can prevent the material from breathing, causing dry patches and cracking.

Instead, follow these handy tips when you’re cleaning your leather things.

Cleaning a leather jacket involves the use of specialized leather cleaning products. Wipe the surface of the jacket with a soft damp cloth, then use leather cleaner and apply sparingly with a damp sponge. Wipe again to remove any residue, and leave to dry.

Using a cloth, wipe a small amount of a very mild detergent onto the furniture. Possible detergents might include those designed for washing delicate clothes, or a saddle soap that contains oils and waxes that will help maintain the leather shine.

Conditioning a leather jacket is very important, especially if the jacket gets damp or wet at all. A jacket should only be conditioned after it has been carefully cleaned and dried. Leave to dry naturally, closing curtains or blinds if the furniture is in direct sunlight.
 
Read all the care instructions on the label. Before starting the cleaning process, just to make sure there isn't a special requirement you're missing, check the instructions. 

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Curtain Cleaning Methods

Curtains are considered to be delicate and beautiful additions to any beautiful room.  Stains may be very noticeable on light-colored curtains. Curtains are tend to absorb smells from around the Room, such as cooking  etc. which can leave the curtains smelling less than fresh and cause slight discoloration.

These Steam Cleaning Curtains Careful when using a steam cleaner Using a good quality steam cleaner with an upholstery attachment is one of the most convenient methods of curtain cleaning. Be sure to start from the top and work your way down the curtain.

Must  read the manufacturer’s instructions before you begin, and remember that steam can burn you  so ensure you wear appropriate protective clothing. Steam cleaning curtains is an excellent choice for curtains made from very heavy materials or for curtains that are particularly difficult to take down from the rail.

Washing machine has a delicate cycle, be sure to use it  otherwise, choose a cool wash with a slow spin. Your normal laundry detergent will be fine to use for machine. Depending on the material of  curtains, you may be able to clean them simply by putting them in the washing machine. If your If you are particularly worried about the material shrinking, don’t risk putting the curtains in the washing machine, and hand wash instead.

Hand washing curtains can sometimes be the safe Hand washing curtains is a bigger task than simply putting them in the washing machine, but it does reduce the risk of shrinking, and it’s a good choice for delicate materials such as pure cotton.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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Monday, 18 September 2017

Curtain Cleaning

Curtains are considered to be delicate and beautiful additions to any beautiful room.  Stains may be very noticeable on light-colored curtains. Curtains are tend to absorb smells from around the Room, such as cooking  etc. which can leave the curtains smelling less than fresh and cause slight discoloration.

The Steam Cleaning Curtains Careful when using a steam cleaner. Using a good quality steam cleaner with an upholstery attachment is one of the most convenient methods of curtain cleaning. Be sure to start from the top and work your way down the curtain.

Must  read the manufacturer’s instructions before you begin, and remember that steam can burn you  so ensure you wear appropriate protective clothing. Steam cleaning curtains is an excellent choice for curtains made from very heavy materials or for curtains that are particularly difficult to take down from the rail.

Washing machine has a delicate cycle, be sure to use it  otherwise, choose a cool wash with a slow spin. Your normal laundry detergent will be fine to use for machine. Depending on the material of  curtains, you may be able to clean them simply by putting them in the washing machine. If you are particularly worried about the material shrinking, don’t risk putting the curtains in the washing machine, and hand wash instead.

Hand washing curtains can sometimes be the safe Hand washing curtains is a bigger task than simply putting them in the washing machine, but it does reduce the risk of shrinking, and it’s a good choice for delicate materials such as pure cotton.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Remove Ink From Leather

Ink stains on a leather things are bad news. It's nearly impossible to get ink out of leather. Most of the time, you will need to hire professional leather cleaners to get the ink out and restore the leather materials. If that's not an option for you, you can try removing ink from your leather things with the following methods, at your own risk.

Wipe up the ink with a dry paper towel, trying not to spread the stain. Use a small amount of moisturizing soap and water to clean what doesn't come off with the dry paper towel.
Apply a leather care product to the spot. Choose one that is made for removing ink stains. This is the safest way to go when you have expensive leather materials/furniture. Then apply leather cleaner on the stain spoted points. Follow up with some leather protector to restore the leather's finish.

Isopropanol plain old rubbing alcohol, works best for home removal of ink stains from leather. Fresh ink stains are easier to remove and usually come out easily, while older stains may require repeat treatments.

Dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and rub it over the spot. Dry the area with a blow dryer so the alcohol evaporates before eating away at more of the leather. Only try this if you don't have access to leather care products.

Saturate the stained area with hairspray. Immediately wipe up the hairspray, and then apply a small amount of moisturizing soap and water. As with the alcohol, this should only be done if you don't have access to leather care products

Friday, 14 July 2017

Methods for caring leather jackets

The methods make the leather jacket resistant to water damage, it will not be fully waterproof, even if the treatment claims otherwise.

1. Never immerse a leather jacket in water or place it in a washing machine.

2. Make your leather water resistant. A silicone polymer spray, should preserve your leather's appearance and shine. Grease-based or wax-based products are more protective, but not recommended for jackets due to their potential effect on color, longevity, shine, and smell. Check the label on your product to find out how long the water resistance lasts.

3. Apply leather conditioner occasionally. Rubbing in leather conditioner restores oil to the leather, preventing excessive dryness and cracking, but too much oil can clog the pores and affect the jacket's color or longevity. Only apply leather conditioner when the jacket starts to feel dry or stiff.

We at The Leather Doctor are the specialist in eliminating tears and scratches, cleaning, conditioning and repairing your treasured item regardless of age and condition.