Leather Cleaning
leather cleaning

Bring your Leather Furniture Back to Life with Professional Leather Cleaning!

Leather cleaning and reconditioning can bring new luster to your furniture. If you have worn out leather, let us restore it to its natural beauty. Our process includes a color match based on your sample to bring the color back to its original state. First Choice uses professional leather cleaning and oil restore creams to make the leather supple again. We leave your leather furniture looking amazing, with a finish you can be proud of. We can also clean your upholstered furniture on the same visit!

Leather Cleaning & Tips on Taking Care of Your Leather Furniture

  • The only cleaners to use on leather​ furniture are those found in high-end furniture shops. Oil soap will stain or darken leather. Even mild soap can discolor leather, even saddle soap is not recommended. All soaps can remove leather's natural oils and make leather dry and brittle, leading to damage.
  • Clean spills right away by blotting with a clean dry cloth. If you spill oil or grease, use talcum powder or baking soda to help absorb it.
  • Protect leather furniture from direct sunlight and extreme hot or cold temperatures. These may cause cracking. Avoid placing leather furniture near sunny glass windows, radiators, or air conditioners.
  • Soon after your purchase, protect your furniture by calling First Choice to apply a leather protector seal. Then, clean and restore leather furniture every two years to prolong its life and luster.

Tips on Choosing Leather Furniture

Not all leather furniture is created equal. There are several grains of leather depending on the thickness of the hide. The leather may also be dyed and treated differently. Here are three main types of leather:

  • Aniline Leather: Dyed all the way through in a drum, holds its color the best, and is normally left untreated. It is the softest and most expensive leather for furniture. It absorbs oil and stains easily, and does not clean very well.​
  • Semi-Aniline Leather: Also dyed in a drum, the color penetrates deeply. Semi-aniline leather often has a protective coating.
  • Pigmented Leather: Color is applied only to the surface, not dyed through and through. It is often finished to prevent scratching and stains. These are the least expensive and most durable leathers.