LEATHER CLEANING AND RESTORATIONProfessional Leather Cleaning in the Acadiana and Greater Baton Rouge Areas
Preserve Your Valuable Furniture
Chem-Dry of Acadiana offers outstanding leather furniture cleaning in the Acadiana and greater Baton Rouge areas. We know leather furniture is an investment, so we have tirelessly worked to make sure our cleaning processes will clean and renew your leather furniture without ruining it. We take pride in specializing in leather cleaning and leather restoration in the Acadiana and greater Baton Rouge areas!
What Harms Leather?
Leather furniture is an investment. Not only is it generally more expensive than fabric-covered furniture, but it also requires special care to maintain its beauty. Leather is a natural material that can be easily damaged by careless cleaning. When leather gets wet, it can shrink, crack, and change color. Sunlight can also cause damage, making the leather dry and brittle. Body oils, perspiration, and other contaminants can also work their way into your leather furniture for gradual damage to occur. Professional cleaners like Chem-Dry of Acadiana in the Lafayette, St. Martin, East Baton Rouge, Ascension, West Baton Rouge, and Pointe Coupee parishes have the knowledge and experience to clean leather furniture without causing any damage. With a regular leather cleaning appointment from us, you can prevent unnecessary wear and keep your leather furniture looking great!
The Main Causes of Leather Deterioration
Oils and Grease
Body oils from humans and animals attach and hold onto leather. Hair and hand oils are easily transferred to the head cushions and armrests of the furniture. These oils can cause serious damage to the protective finishes found on leather.
These soils include the common dirt tracked in from outside along with sand and fibers from plants. The fibers are brought into the home by adults, kids, and pets and attach to the leather every time the furniture is used.
Consider the dust that builds up on a coffee table or desk over a week’s time. This same dust is being deposited on your leather! Plus, airborne cooking oils and atmospheric pollutants eventually end up on your leather over time.
Dyes and Inks
Did you know that the ink from newsprint in newspapers can stain leather? Clothes, such as denim, can also transfer dye onto leather in a process called dye transfer. The direct ink from a leaky pen or the aspiring toddler artist can’t be forgotten either!
Scuffs, Scratches, Cuts, and Fading
It’s inevitable that your leather couch, loveseat, or chair will experience some of the common problems associated with all leather furniture. Chem-Dry of Acadiana’s leather furniture cleaning in the Acadiana and greater Baton Rouge areas will address these problems.
Our trained technicians will sit down with you, assess the damage, and then explain our process before cleaning and restoring your leather furniture. Chem-Dry of Acadiana has 60 stock pigment colors similar to the ones used in the tanning process, so we can effectively repair scrapes or scratches on your leather. We can also revitalize color on sensitive aniline leathers.
How Often Should I Clean My Leather?
It’s recommended that your leather furniture get a professional cleaning 1-2 times per year. In between professional leather cleanings, you can maintain the health and beauty of your leather furniture by cleaning it with Chem-Dry Soft Cleaner® and protecting it with Chem-Dry Protection Cream®. Both products are found in the Chem-Dry Home Leather Care Kit® available from Chem-Dry of Acadiana in the Acadiana and greater Baton Rouge areas.