Leather and suede are easily damaged by sweat, body oils, water, dust and dirt. Many items are made from this sturdy material making people nervous about taking care of their new item. You'll find purses, jackets, luggage, couches and auto seats with this material. Even gloves and watch bands are crafted from cow hide because it is durable and long lasting.
A professional cleaner and restoration company knows the best methods for restoring this fabric or upholstery. They use steam, special creams or sprays and muscle power. Don't trust just anyone to take care of your products, auto upholstery or furniture. Expert care retains the suppleness of the material, while adding a protective coating that helps prevent damage.
For basic care, you should be able to handle things yourself after purchasing a cheap supply kit. Look for kits that contain dyes to ensure a color match. Keep the surfaces dry. Every few months a conditioning agent should be used. Suede needs brushing to retain the look and soft feel. Vacuum dust or dirt off sofas or other furniture surfaces using an upholstery brush attachment.
Experts generally learn on the job. They learn to identify the type of leather so that they know the correct product to use during repairs and stain removal. Make sure the company is insured. If their technician messes up, they should replace the damaged item. Closely read the contract to ensure this is their policy. The ultimate goal is to restore your luggage, handbags, purses and jackets so that they look new. Carefully choose a licensed cleaner to guarantee quality.