Leatherette, popularly known as faux leather or artificial leather is a synthetic material that mimics the opulence of genuine leather. It is a vegan alternative to real leather used in sofas, chairs and beds.
While it may not require as much maintenance as genuine leather, it still needs some care to keep it looking its best. Here are some tips for caring for your leatherette upholstery:
The first and most important tip for caring for leatherette items is to clean them regularly. Wipe down your leatherette with a damp cloth regularly to remove any dirt or grime. If you don’t clean it regularly, dirt and grime can build up and cause discolouration and damage to the material. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners as they can damage the material. Instead, use a gentle cleaner specifically designed for leatherette.
Clean The Spills Immediately : Act promptly when spills occur on your leatherette furniture to prevent stains from setting in. Use a clean, absorbent cloth to blot the spill gently. Avoid rubbing the surface vigorously, as it may spread the stain or damage the material. If needed, use a mild soap solution or a specialized leatherette cleaner recommended by the manufacturer. Always test any cleaner in a small, inconspicuous area before applying it to the entire surface.
Protect from heat
Leatherette is also sensitive to heat. Keep your leatherette items away from direct heat sources such as radiators or open flames. The material can melt or warp if exposed to high temperatures. Use curtains or blinds to protect your furniture from direct sunlight as extensive exposure to the sun can cause fading and discolouration.
Avoid sharp objects
Leatherette can be easily punctured or scratched, so keep it away from sharp objects such as keys or jewellery. If your leatherette does get scratched, try using a leatherette repair kit to fix the damage.
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