Owning leather upholstery is fun – the right pieces can fit right into your Miami house and give it that sophisticated look. Of course, just as with other pieces of furniture, leather upholstery requires maintenance, and when spillage occurs (like soda or greasy food), you need to make sure that you get the leather upholstery cleaned as soon as possible, to keep it looking in the best possible shape.

Regular maintenance for your leather upholstery

One of the things that you need to remember about your leather upholstery in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale climate, that it requires regular maintenance. Every half year or so, it is recommended that you wash the leather upholstery with a mixture of some warm water and a mild soap. Make sure that you go over the armrests and the head rest, which are the main places that people touch the leather upholstery, and which will be the most affected.

What to do when your leather upholstery stains

When you encounter stains on your leather upholstery, the best thing to do is to wipe them up immediately. It isn’t a good idea to use baby wipes for the cleanup process, as the chemicals in them may cause more damage to the leather upholstery. Check your local Miami shops for a mild soap, and gently wipe the stain away. You should always check the solution that you are using in a hidden corner of your leather upholstery of course, and if the stain and damage look too severe, we recommend that you call in a professional Miami based team of leather upholstery cleaners.

Buffing your leather upholstery works wonders

From time to time you can brighten up your leather upholstery and restore it to its previous condition by buffing it up with a mixture of vinegar (white vinegar that you can get from any convenience store in Miami or the Fort Lauderdale area) and linseed oil. Use one part vinegar to two parts linseed oil for the best results. Use a white cloth to rub in the mix into your leather upholstery, wait for ten to fifteen minutes for it to set properly, then buff up your upholstery with a clean cloth. If required, wait a few more minutes, and buff the furniture again.