Leather is the world s first and finest upholstery fabric. Leather s unique features of varying pore density, fat creases, and range scars, provide a one- of- a- kind piece of furniture. These character lines are a natural landscape drawn by life and are appreciated for the uniqueness of design that can be found only in leather. These should not be viewed as flaws but as natural beauty marks. Every hide is an original work of art.
With just a little care, your leather furniture will provide years of service and beauty. Oskar Huber also offers a Leather Warranty Program that can be purchased along with your order. For general leather care, we sell leather cleaner from Hide Bracer that will maintain leather as it guards againstpremature wear.
General Care and Cleaning Tips:
- Remove dust. Dust your leather with a soft, dry, cotton cloth on a regular basis. Dust can wear down the leather over time. Do not use an abrasive brush or a microfiber cloth.
- The area where you head and arms, hands touch the leather should be wiped with a damp cloth because oils from human skin will damage the leather if not cleaned off.
- Avoid direct sunlight. No color or finish is exempt from fading. We recommend window tint to minimize damaging UV rays https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/consumer-us/
- Avoid extreme temperatures that would cause your leather to dry and crack. Placing leather next to radiators and air conditioners increases the drying of the leather and may require costly service to restore the suppleness of the leather.
- Blot up spills quickly with a clean white cloth, sponge or paper towel (dry or damp, but NEVER wet). Never use water on oil or grease spills.
- Never allow liquids to remain on leather. For grease or oil, use talcum or baking powder to absorb as much as possible.
- Be protective. In order to avoid stubborn stains, protect your leather when using household chemicals e.g., (most) domestic detergents, such as window cleaners, bleach and finger nail polish, nail polish remover, glue, shoe polish, paint, and corrosive materials.
- Do not use solvents and oils. Avoid domestic detergents and ALL products containing solvents and oils, as they may destroy your leather surface. Do not use any traditional household products to remove stubborn stains. Many of these are harsh and cannot be guaranteed safe for use on leather. Soap is alkaline and no matter how gentle the soap is, it will dull the finish and damage the delicate pH of leather. Also avoid leather care products made with animal fats including mink oil, lanolin- based products, neat s foot oil, etc.
- Do not use a steamer to clean the leather.
- Do not leave newspapers on leather furniture. The ink in the newsprint may rub off and onto the leather. This is also true for fabric upholstery.
- Take extra care with sharp instruments and animal claws. Leather is much stronger than upholstery, but will scratch and puncture with force.
Call in the professionals. Holes, nicks, tears, burns and stains can all be repaired and re- dyed to the original look. If an accident like this occurs, call us and we will see that a qualified leather repair service technician in your area calls on you to fix the leather injury. Do not attempt to repair damages or stains yourself.
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