Professional Leather Cleaning Cape Coral – Fort Myers – Naples

Professional Leather Cleaning For Professional Results

Leather furniture has several advantages over upholstered furniture. First, leather is a very dense material. Because of this, it prevents smoke, dust, and animal hair from penetrating or bonding to the surface.  Second, leather is extremely strong, allowing leather furniture to maintain a good appearance even when heavily used. Finally, leather has a calming influence on interior design. The singular color of leather often goes very well with busy patterns of rugs or other furnishings.

Despite leather’s durability, it still must be maintained. The finish on a leather chair sitting near a window can become dry and start to crack. Oil from hands can discolor arm rests. Small particles of soil and dust can become ground into the leather in the seating areas, dulling the original color. All of these common symptoms are evidence that the leather is in need of a cleaning. Proper cleaning by Tru-Clean will remove stains, ground-in soil, and dust, as well as restore the protective coating of the leather.

Many people attempt to maintain their leather furniture themselves. Most simply use a wet sponge to wipe down their leather furniture. But water may only be used on protected leathers without causing staining. And while a sponge may remove dust, it will not remove soil or oil nor will it restore the leather’s finish.

Other people use store-bought cleaning products made for leather. However, many of these cleaning products on the market contain chemicals that damage the leather’s finish, causing it to become overly dry and crack. Other products contain wax-type conditioners to soften leather, but in time they harden and glaze up.  The worst thing a consumer can do is purchase a leather cleaner designed for automobile interiors and apply to their furniture.

As with the cleaning any other surface, the key is proper chemistry. At Tru-Clean we use specialized leather cleaning and conditioning products designed to leave your leather clean and hydrated. We use products specially made for aniline, protected, and nubuck (suede) leather.

Q. Can you remove stains from leather?

A. We use cleaning agents designed specifically to remove various types of stains, such as coffee, oil, and ink. The effectiveness of any stain removal procedure depends on what was spilled as well as the type of leather. Attempts to remove a stain can sometimes exacerbate a problem. We will advise you during inspection as to whether it is recommended to attempt to remove a particular spot.

Q. What types of leather can be cleaned?

A. Most leather furniture sold today is protected. We clean not only protected leather, but also aniline and suede as well.

Q. How often should leather furniture be cleaned?

A. The frequency of cleaning depends on its use. Leather furniture that is frequently used should be cleaned annually, bi-annually for high use. Leather cleaning is similar to washing and waxing a vehicle – the more frequently the better. Removing body and food oils and ground-in soil will only help to retain the furniture’s appearance.

Tru-Clean is a family owned environmentally responsible carpet, tile and upholstery cleaning company serving all of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Lee, Collier and Charlotte County.  Our technicians are certified by the world’s most respected certification body for textile professionals and we are an “A” rated company with Angie’s List.

For more information on Tru-Clean please visit us online at or call us any time at 239-541-4888 – Lee County, 941-621-2198 – Charlotte County or 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples and Marco Island.