How To Keep Your Leather Furniture Looking Its Very Best

Tru-Clean Surface Care is the “cleaner of choice” to many SW Florida interior designers, furniture retailers, restoration companies, professional businesses, and homeowners desirous of a quality cleaning and life preservation of their cherished furniture.

From leather office chairs and sitting room fixtures to sofas, loveseats, chairs, and other leather furniture in our homes, Tru-Clean Surface Care has the experience and industry-leading cleaning solutions designed to keep your leather looking its very best.

Over time, body oils, perspiration, skin acids, and other soils can work their way into leather furniture, causing it to look worn and dirty. It’s essential that leather be professionally cleaned using quality cleaners and emulsifiers on an annual basis. Inappropriate cleaners, such as car cleaning products for leather and vinyl, may break down leather finishes, leading to dryness and cracking. Our industry-leading leather products by Leather Master are safe and effective for all leather types. With regular cleaning by Tru-Clean Surface Care’s leather specialists, you can prevent undue wear and keep your leather furniture looking great for years to come.


Leather is considered a luxury material; with luxury comes responsibility if you want it to look and feel good while lasting for years to come.

Most furniture experts recommend that leather furniture be cleaned and hydrated once a year in typical circumstances.


Here are some of the leading causes of leather deterioration. Professional leather cleaning with hydration can save your leather furniture from damage from these sources.

Oils and Grease: Body oils from humans and animals attach and hold onto leather. Hair and body oils are easily transferred to the head cushions and armrests and can cause severe damage to their protective finishes. This oil builds up over time, not becoming noticeable until it’s already caused damage and staining to the leather. Without annual cleaning, body oils and spills can strip the leather of its dye characteristics and permanently stain it.

Atmospheric Soils: Think about all the dust that builds up on a coffee table or bookcase over a week. This same dust is also deposited on your leather; it’s just less noticeable. In addition, airborne cooking oils and atmospheric pollutants, pollen, dust mites, and other contaminates are present in every home. All of this settles onto your leather and can cause damage over time.

Common Soils: These soils include the everyday dirt tracked in from outside, sand, plant pollens, and other allergens. The contaminants hitch a ride on your and your family’s clothes, shoes, skin, and pets’ fur and are deposited onto the leather every time the furniture is used.

Dyes and Inks: The inks from newsprint in newspapers can easily transfer onto your leather. Clothing such as denim can transfer dye onto leather in a process called dye transfer. The ink from pens is also often a problem, whether from children doodling on your leather or accidental breakage.


Regularly scheduled cleaning is essential for leather furniture. A professional leather cleaning can remove oil, soil, dirt, allergens, and more that could damage your leather before it becomes an issue. Luckily, a good leather furniture cleaner Tru-Clean Surface Care can extend the life of your leather while keeping it looking great for years to come.


  • Our technician starts by removing any items on the couch and giving the entire couch a gentle vacuuming. We pay special attention to crevices over the arms and backing and check for any preexisting damage.
  • We apply a mild but highly effective emulsifier to remove deep-set body oils, soil, pet dander, dust mites, pollen, and most spills.
  • The cleaning solution is massaged into the leather by hand and allowed to dwell
  • The technician will use a specialty lint-free cloth to remove the cleaning agent and emulsified contaminates
  • The technician will then apply a deep moisturizing agent to ensure that the essential oils are reapplied and to guarantee the suppleness of the textile.

Your leather furniture will be ready to enjoy within an hour of cleaning and conditioning. Our top-shelf cleaning and conditioning agents do not leave behind any stickiness, odors, or oils like many cheap cleaning agents are known to do.

Tru-Clean Surface Care is a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC), the International Carpet & Rug Institute, and a Wool Safe Approved Service Provider. We are A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau and an eight-year-in-a-row winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

A professional leather cleaning by Tru-Clean Surface Care will extend the life of your leather while ensuring its beauty and suppleness.

For more information about Tru-Clean Surface Care and our leather and upholstery cleaning services, please visit us online at or give us a call any time at 239-541-4888 – Cape Coral and Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples, and Marco Island or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, Florida. You can also visit us on Facebook at