General Leather Care Tips

  • Regularly vacuum your leather furniture with an upholstery attachment to remove dust.

  • To minimize fading, place leather furniture where it won't be exposed to direct sunlight.

  • Regularly remove the zippered casings from seat and back cushions to fluff and rotate the cushion inside. This ensures even wear and helps your cushions last longer.

  • We recommend specific cleaning and conditioning products based on leather type: top grain, nubuck or synthetic. Confirm which type of leather you purchased before cleaning or conditioning.

  • For large or persistent stains, contact a professional upholstery cleaning company.

How to Clean and Condition Top-grain Leather

  • Immediately blot spills with a clean white cloth, moving toward the center of the spill. Don't rub.

  • We recommend Guardsman® Clean & Renew to treat stains.

  • For water-based stains, use leather cleaner according to package directions.

  • Oil-based stains are more difficult to remove initially, but dissipate into the leather over time.

  • If the leather feels dry to the touch or appears lighter in color, apply Guardsman® Protect & Preserve to restore softness and color.

How to Clean and Condition Nubuck Leather

  • Our nubuck leathers are treated with a water-repellent finish for easier care, but all nubuck is sensitive to oil-based stains because of its texture.

  • We recommend Leather Magic® Nubuck Leather Cleaner to treat stains. Follow package directions.

  • Use a soft bristle brush, like a toothbrush or nailbrush, to help lift the stain and also restore the texture of the nubuck.

  • Apply Leather Magic® Nubuck Leather Conditioner according to package directions after cleaning or if the nubuck feels dry.

How to Clean and Condition Synthetic Leather

  • We recommend sealing the surface with Guardian Leather Protector annually to protect the leather from drying out.

  • For minor spills, wipe the synthetic leather with a damp cloth. Do not use soap, harsh detergents or excess water, which can leave marks.

  • Spot cleaning can change the appearance of one spot. When cleaning, clean a broad area to ensure even wear.

  • Place synthetic leather furniture at least one foot away from heat sources so it doesn’t dry out.