Here are some tips to use when polishing the prized possession of a Chesterfield sofa. Chesterfield sofas continue to look new and provide years of service when taken care of properly. The process is relatively straightforward.

Few cleaning products are required for everyday use. Chesterfield sofas are made of bovine hides that are wiped clean when spills occur. It is recommended to use a soft, warm, and damp cloth on Chesterfield furniture each week.

The leather is a durable and hardwearing material that requires cleaning with appropriate products to prevent damage and stains. Expensive commercial cleaners are not necessary. Dust the surface with a soft, dry cloth to remove grime and dust.

The hose attachment of a vacuum will remove trapped debris and dust from the nooks and crannies of the sofa and under the cushions. A soft toothbrush can be used to dust buttons, piping, and other details.

For touch ups, a cloth saturated with a warm water and dish detergent solution then thoroughly rung out can be used. Just dampen the surface and allow it to air dry. Saddle soap is also suitable for leather. Use a damp cloth to apply and lather the soap. Instead of rinsing, buff to get a beautiful shine. Test any cleaning method on an inconspicuous spot. 

The simple cleaning methods keep the furniture looking fresh and clean. Use a simple dusting cloth to remove dust build-up.


Avoid Heat


Tanned bovine leather has many fibrous strands that are much like a sponge. They are tightly compacted and are not apparent unless the leather is torn or ripped. Heat dries out leather just as it does all skin. When the sofa feels a little dry or tight, use a good leather creamer to treat it.

The creamer has chromiun or natural oils that keep would be dry and brittle leather flexible and soft. The creamer serves as a moisturizer that rehydrates the leather. It restores the supple and soft feel.



Others Bits of Advice


Purchase cleaners that are suitable for aniline leather. Thoroughly and carefully follow the instructions. Take note of the recommendations.

  • Do not use abrasive materials on chairs and sofas. They can damage the finish.

  • Dust the Chesterfield regularly to reduce grime ingress.

  • Treat Chesterfields with a cleaning product approved for leather approximately every six months.

  • Keep the sofa from harsh natural light.

Following these tips ensures you will get the most from your Chesterfield.