How to care for leather furniture


tips leathercaretips28 June 2019Leather Care Tips

Leather, when properly maintained, will last four or five times longer than fabric or man-made fibers. Over time, body oils, perspiration, skin acids and other soils can work their way into the leather. Many cleaning products currently on the market are not appropriate for leather – and they may break down leather finishes, promoting dryness and cracking.

Chem-Dry leather care products are safe and effective for leather and have been endorsed by more than 300 tanneries and manufacturers.

Various types of leather require different care processes
Aniline – Also known as natural, pure, naked or unprotected leather.
Protected – Also known as finished semi-aniline, everyday, pigmented and painted leather.
Nubuck – Also known as chaps, distressed, bomber and suede leather.

Scuffs, Scratches, Cuts and Fading
Over the life of your furniture, you are bound to experience some of the common problems associated with leather furniture. Our Chem-Dry Certified Technicians are trained to address these problems. Chem-Dry has 60 stock pigment colors similar to those used in the tanning process to repair the inevitable scrape or scratch on protected leathers. We can also revitalize color on sensitive aniline leathers.

Why Should I Clean & Protect My Leather?
Oils & Grease – Body oils from both humans and animals attach and hold on to leather. Body oils are easily transferred to the head cushions and armrests of the furniture and can cause serious damage to the protective finishes found on leather.
Atmospheric Soils – Consider the dust that builds up on a coffee table or desk over a week’s time. This same dust is being deposited on your leather. Additionally, consider the airborne cooking oils and atmospheric pollution that are present, to some degree, in every home. These elements can wear down leather over time.
Common Soils – These soils include dirt tracked in from outside along with sand and fibers from plants, brought into the home by people and pets.
Dyes and Inks – The inks from newspapers and dyes from denim can transfer onto leather in a process called dye transfer. Additionally, the risk of ink from a leaky pen or the aspiring toddler who loves to draw should not be forgotten.
How Often Should I Clean My Leather?
A regular cleaning schedule includes professional cleaning two times a year. Between professional cleanings, you can maintain the health and beauty of your leather furniture by cleaning with Chem-Dry Soft Cleaner and rejuvenating the protection with Chem-Dry Protection Cream. Both products are found in the Chem-Dry Home Leather Care Kit.

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Care: When you purchase upholstered furniture, you want to make sure it lasts a long time in your home for you to enjoy for years to come. In order to keep your pieces strong and prevent soiling, it is best to take care of your fabric with routine maintenance such as lightly brushing the fabric with a soft brush or vacuum. This helps remove the accumulation of dust and grime.

Sometimes life is not under our control. If you encounter a spill on upholstered furniture, do not leave it untreated for too long or else it will be absorbed into the fabric of the piece and will be harder to remove. Make sure the area is completely dry once you are done cleaning it.

Please keep in mind that the use of a professional cleaning service is always recommended if you do not feel comfortable cleaning an upholstered piece yourself.Warranty Information

In order to clean the polyester upholstery, use dry solvent based cleaners only. Do not use water.

Leather Furniture


RJ Leather Furniture polishing and tire is specially designed to protect items such as car dashboard, tires, furniture and goods – items made from leather, plastic, leather and wood to the influence synthetic Ozone , Oxygen and Ultra Violet rays that can lead to faded and washed out.

Specifications :
Type : Silicone
Form: Liquid ( fluid )
Color : Clear
Density : 0 , 68-0 , 71 g / ml
Viscosity : 9 , 45 second ( Moderner Cup)


– Clean and remove all dirt from the surface to be buffed.
– Shake the can for ± 20 seconds, then spray RJ Leather Furniture and tire evenly on the surface of objects earlier and rub with a clean dry cloth to obtain results and brilliant luster.
– Repeat spraying every week to care for and protect the display surface.
– Not for use on fabrics or fabrics

Dusting a Table


– A Table
– A Tray
– A Duster (a cloth folded into fours)
– A Brush with soft bristles (for extension)



Prepare a table to be dusted. Set a stool next to the table. Invite a child to come by telling them you have something to show them. Have the child bring the appropriate basket and have them place it onto the stool next to the table. Tell the child that you will be showing him how to dust a table.


  1. Begin by naming the cloth as “duster”.


  1. Pick up the duster with both hands and place it onto the table.
  2. Lift up the top flap to the bottom right of the duster by pinching the edge with your left thumb and index finger.
  3. Slide your four right fingers under the lifted flap to the top left corner of the duster.
  4. Lower the flap with your left fingers and let go of the flap when it has been placed down flat on top of your right fingers.
  5. Slide your right thumb under the entire duster and place it firmly under the area of your four right fingers.
  6. Lift the cloth to show the child that you are holding it in place with your right thumb.
  7. Place your right hand (that is in the duster) in the top left corner of the table as flat as possible.
  8. Slowly and in a continuous manner, slide your hand down from top to bottom.
  9. When you get to the bottom, slowly rotate your hand upward and a little to the left side to scoop up the dust. 
  10. Pause as you are rotating the duster so the child can clearly see your movements.
  11. Lift the duster off of the table.
  12. Show the child the dust on the duster if there is any.
  13. Repeat these movements from top to bottom, left to right until the whole table has been dusted.


  1. Pull the duster off of your right hand by pinching the bottom corner of the flap that is over your right fingers with your left thumb and index finger.
  2. Bring the duster over to the bin.
  3. Bring the duster to arms length away from your body (make sure it is still over the bin), turn your face away from the duster and with a strong shake, shake the duster once.
  4. Look to see if the dust has come off of the duster.
  5. If the duster is still dusty, repeat this shaking movement, one shake at a time.
  6. Once the duster is no longer dusty, place it in the laundry bin.
  7. Show the child where the clean dusters are and replace the dirty duster with a clean duster.
  8. Place the clean duster into the basket.
  9. Invite the child to dust the same table or another table.
  10. Tell the child that when he is done, he can replace the basket back onto the shelves where it belongs.


Dusting other objects such as:
– a chair and the sides of the chair with the brush
– shelves
– stools


Direct: Care of the Environment: the child becomes aware of the accumulation of dust and is helped to dust independently.
Indirect: Coordination and carefulness in movements.

Points of Interests
Seeing the dust on the duster.

2 1/2 –  4 years

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