Leather Cleaning Tips

Various types of leather require different leather upholstery cleaning processes.

  • Aniline Leather - Aniline Leather is also known as natural, pure, naked or unprotected leather.
  • Protected Leather - Protected Leather can also be referred to finished semi-aniline, everyday, pigmented and painted leather.
  • Nubuck Leather - Nubuck Leather is also known as chaps, distressed, bomber and suede leather.

Leather upholstery, leather furniture, or alternatively if you need some leather upholstery cleaning advice, the following related content may prove helpful;

  • Leather Cleaning & Restoration
  • Leather Care Kit
  • Upholstery Cleaning
  • Sofa Cleaning
  • Local Upholstery Cleaning Services


Protect Your Leather Suite, Leather Sofa or Leather Chair.

Our leather upholstery cleaning protects against stains and spills.

If leather upholstery is properly maintained and cleaned, it can last at least four or five times longer than fabric upholstery or man-made fibres. Leather suites just like various upholstery fabrics suffers as a result of dirt, oils, stains or soils pentrating your leather. These soils may be body oils, perspiration, skin acids and will one way or another affect the longevity and performance of your leather suite or leather armchair.

There are various leather cleaning solutions and products available on the market and it is questionable whether some of these are really suitable for cleaning and restoring leather upholstery or leather surfaces. They can promote dryness, cracks or breaking down leather finishes.


Chem-Dry's Leather Cleaning Products

Our range of leather cleaning, leather care products and leather care kit prove ideal solutions for leather, endorsed by more than 300 tanneries and manufacturers. Using Chem-Dry's leather cleaning and restoration services, provides you with peace of mind, as they are extremely effective and are safe and effective for your leather upholstery.

Why not book your leather upholstery cleaning online today.
Leather Upholstery can suffer from scuffs, scratches, cuts and fading.

Although leather upholstery is very durable, it can suffer from scuffs, scratches, and fading. Perhaps you may have experienced some of this common problems associated with leather suites and upholstery in the past. Our leather upholstery cleaning specialists are trained to identity and resolve these aforementioned problems.

Our extensive range of specialist leather cleaning treatments, includes 60 stock pigment colours similar to those used in the tanning process. Chem-Dry stock pigment colours help to rejuvenate and colour match during the leather cleaning and restoration process. Our leather cleaning service also revitalises colour on sensitive aniline leathers.

Leather upholstery cleaning tips for you and your home

Why Should I Clean & Protect My Leather?

  • Atmospheric Soils - Dust which builds up on a coffee table or desk over a time period will also deposit on your leather upholstery and leather suite. Additionally, consider the airborne cooking oils and atmospheric pollution that are present, to some degree, in every home. All these elements can wear down leather finishes.
  • Common Soils - Soils such as dirt tracked in from outside, together with sand and fibres from plants, brought into the home by people and pets.
  • Dyes and Inks - Denim dyes and newspapers inks can transfer onto leather upholstery in a process called dye transfer. A pen that leaks or your little loved one learning how to draw, can cause problems.
  • Oils & Grease - Humans and animal body oils attach and hold on to leather furniture. These are easily transferred to the head cushions and armrests of your treasured leather armchair or leather suite and can cause serious damage to the protective finishes found on leather upholstery.


How Often Should I Clean My Leather?
A regular leather upholstery cleaning schedule includes professional cleaning two times a year is recommended.