Countryside Amish Furniture Leather CareBy Bailiegh Basham · November 4, 2013
Leather Care and Maintenance Advice
Leather furniture is something you buy for a lifetime. Since leather is a natural product, it will change slightly in appearance and texture over time. With some maintence and attention, your leather Amish-made furniture will age gracefully with time and serve you well.
Under normal usage conditions, regular dusting and vacuum cleaning in crevices is all that is necessary to clean your fine handcrafted furniture from Countryside. Wiping your leather upholstery down with a clean, dry cloth will remove dust and keep it looking its best. Remember that exposure to excessive sunlight and heat may cause the leather to fade or lose its soft, supple hand. Try to avoid these conditions and remember to add humidity in dry conditions and avoid harsh cleaners.
Spots & Spills
Wipe excess liquid up immediately with a clean, absorbent cloth or sponge. If necessary, use clean, lukewarm water only and let air dry naturally. If water is used, clean the entire area where the spot occurred. Do not dry wet areas with hair dryers or artificial heat.
Stubborn Spots & Stains
Use a mild non-detergent soap solution. Apply soap to a clean, wet sponge and wash, then rinse well. Unlike fabric, leather upholstery should never be cleaned by prolonged soaking in soap or water. Let the area air dry.
Butter, Oil or Grease
Wipe excess butter, oil or grease off the leather with a clean, dry cloth. Leave the area alone as the spot should dissipate into the leather in a short period of time. Do not apply water or try to wash such spots.
DO NOT USE:
Saddle soap, cleaning solvents, furniture polish, oils, varnish, abrasive cleaners, detergent soaps, bleach, or ammonia water.
These are only suggested methods of cleaning, and the manufacturer is not responsible for damages incurred while cleaning. Leather is a product of nature, so markings in the hide may include healed scars and scratches. These are characteristics of full top grain hides and do not lessen the wearing quality or beauty of the leather.