How to Care for your Dream Leather Sofa

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A classic centrepiece of a cosy home, leather sofas have been used throughout time as a marker of comfort and sophistication. Just like wine, leather sofas are an investment that not only withstand the test of time, but get better with age – if you know how to care for them.

When it comes to deciding on The One for your home, one may face certain questions and doubts.  Here are some tips to keep your leather sofa happy and healthy:


Make dusting and vacuuming your sofa a routine

Like with your housework routine, just remember to spend a little time a week vacuuming (using the soft bristly attachment), or using a slightly damp cloth to wipe off the layer of dust that sits on the surface. A little diligence helps insure against dirt and dust from accumulating and causing damage in the long run.


Don’t let the stains set

Durable does not mean bulletproof. When ‘accidents’ occur, do clean it up with a sponge or clean absorbent cloth. If required, moisten a soft cloth lightly with lukewarm water and gently wipe it down, before letting it air dry naturally.


No is not an option

Leather furniture requires their regular preening (aka conditioning) to maintain their beauty and sheen. Thankfully, ‘regular’ in this sense refers not to a daily routine – twice a year is a good gauge.


Away from sun, away from harm

Like our skin, constant exposure to the UV rays of the sun will harm the leather surface. Where possible, avoid placing leather furniture under direct sunlight. Otherwise, do condition exposed areas more frequently (leather furniture require their sunblock too).


Testing is Key

Sometimes, some conditioners or cleaning products may not work very well with all types of leather. So just to be extra sure, do test the products at a small inconspicuous area first before applying them all over.


Not sure where to start?

Do pop by etch&bolt’s showroom at 3 Little Road, Level 2. S(536982) to find out more! We offer customisation of all our sofas – all our sofas are available in leather or in fabric. Just pick your favourite sofa design, the colour of leather desired, and you’re good to go 🙂

P.S. We are launching our leather sofas collection this weekend! Check it out at:


Email to [email protected] for furniture customisation and product enquiries.

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