A leather couch is one of life's great treats. There's just something special about a genuine leather couch that is impressive. The look, the feel — and yes, even the smell — place leather couches a notch above the rest. If you have a leather couch, it's important to keep it clean and conditioned. Proper maintenance of your couch will not only make the couch look amazing, it will protect and preserve it. Here is a step-by-step guide to conditioning a leather couch.
Before conditioning your couch, be sure to check what kind of leather your funiture is.
For Analine leathers use Pelle Revitaliser
WHY YOU SHOULD CONDITION LEATHER COUCHES
Here are the benefits to conditioning a leather couch:
Added protection. Conditioning your leather couch will add a layer of protection. Leather couches are often exposed to direct sunlight, which can dry them out. When you use a leather conditioner — like Pelle Leather Conditioner — it helps protect the leather couch from getting damaged.
Optimal appearance.Leather conditioning will bring out the best in your leather couch. You should think of any genuine leather product like skin because… It is skin. How does your skin look and feel when it's dirty and dry? Not great. The same goes for leather couches. When you condition the couch, you keep it looking fresh, vibrant and smooth.
Increased usage. Leather couches aren't cheap, so naturally you'll want to make sure yours lasts as long as possible. Conditioning leather is one the best ways to do that. When leather couches become dry, they will crack and eventually deteriorate. Adding Pelle Leather Conditioner at least once every six months will ensure your leather couch lasts forever.
HOW TO CONDITION A LEATHER COUCH IN SIX STEPS
1. Clean the couch. The first step to conditioning your leather couch has nothing to do with conditioning. Before you condition, you must clean the furniture. First, use a lint-free cloth to remove any loose dirt and debris. If there is dirt stuck down in the cracks of your couch (and let's face it, there probably is) use a vacuum to remove it.
Once you've removed all the loose dirt from your leather couch, test a small amount of Pelle Leather Cleaner in a discreet area. Our cleaner should not adversely impact your leather couch, but we always recommend this step. Once you've spot tested, go ahead and apply an even amount of Pelle Leather Cleaner to the entire couch.
2. Let the couch dry. Once you've finished cleaning the leather couch, allow it to dry completely before applying any conditioner. If you can, wait at least 24 hours to ensure the leather is ready to be conditioned.
3. Wipe away any excess. When your leather couch is dry, it's time to wipe away excess cleaner if any remains.
4. Do another spot test. Now your leather couch is ready to be conditioned. However, it's still not time to go to town. Just like with the cleaner, we recommend testing Pelle Leather Conditioner in a small, discreet area. Don't worry if the leather darkens some — this is natural. It means the moisture is returning to the couch, and that's a good thing. This effect will fade as time goes by.
5. Condition the leather couch. Gently apply a small amount of Pelle Leather Conditioner to your couch. Use circular motions and make sure you get every nook, cranny and crease of the couch. If your couch is Analine leather you will require Pelle Revitaliser.
6. Allow the couch to dry. Now that you're done cleaning and conditioning your leather couch, we bet you can't wait to sit down and enjoy it. However, please be patient! Just as you let your couch dry after cleaning it, you need to allow it to dry after conditioning. If there is any conditioner residue left on the product after 24 hours, wipe it away with your cloth.