de Sede leather contains valuable natural fats and impregnating substances that make it able to resist dirt and water. Nevertheless, it still requires regular and correct treatment. The general instructions below should always be followed:
Protect from strong sunlight and other direct light.
Direct sources of light can cause the colour of leather to fade. This should be borne in mind when the location of furniture is chosen.
Use the correct de Sede care products.
Never use solvents such as stain removers, turpentine and benzene. Nor shoe cream or wax polish of any kind. In order to clean and care for your furniture correctly, we recommend that you use the de Sede Leather Care Set specially made for treating de Sede leather.
Try out first in a spot that does not show.
Before using a cleanser or care product, you should try it out on an area of the furniture that cannot normally be seen. Never apply the product direct to the leather, first put a little on a clean soft cloth and apply it to the leather in a gentle sweeping motion over a large area, from seam to seam. Do no rub too hard. If the cloth becomes coloured with the leather dye rather than with dirt, the product is unsuitable. Cleaning should always be done over a large area and never just in small spots. Always strictly follow the instructions given by the maker of the product. If in doubt, contact a specialist. For this, we refer you to our care partner LCK GmbH, Im Unterfeld 2, D-76698 Ubstadt-Weiher, Germany. Tel. ++49 (0) 7251/ 96 25-0, www.lederpflege.de
Regularly use a soft, slightly damp cotton cloth to dust off the entire piece of furniture. Water that is too hard should first be boiled or distilled water should be used. Important: do not use microfibre cleaning cloths!
As a general rule: the faster dirt and soiling is treated, the easier it is to remove. If furniture becomes very dirty, you should call on the services of a specialist. If you wish to clean your furniture yourself, you should comply with the following instructions:
DE SEDE SMOOTH LEATHER:
LIVING, SELECT, NUVO, TOUCH, NATURALE, CLUB,
Cleaning: Use the de Sede Leather Care Set 2-3 times a year to clean and care for your furniture.:
Naturale-Leather: To treat superficial minor stains, rub them over lightly with the NATURALE Leather Sponge, rubbing over a large area; do not concentrate on just the stain itself.
Artisano: Clean only with a slightly damp sponge or cloth. Use Leather Cream for maintenance. Leather Soft Cleaner is not suitable for Artisano Leather!
1. Cleaning with «Leather Soft Cleaner»
Shake bottle before use. Put Leather Soft Cleaner on to the enclosed sponge and squeeze the sponge several times by hand to obtain a foam. Without using much pressure, apply gently to the surface of the leather to clean, working from seam to seam. Wait until the leather is completely dry before treating the furniture with Leather Cream. Leather Soft Cleaner was developed for all types of smooth leathers. In the case of categories of leather other than those from de Sede, test for suitability on a concealed area. Caution: Keep out of reach of children.
2. Treat with «Leather Cream»
Leather Cream puts moisture back into leather making it soft and supple and enhancing its colour. Leather Cream should be used after upholstery has been cleaned with Leather Soft Cleaner (allow leather to dry well before applying). Shake bottle and pour a few drops on to the enclosed cloth (never apply direct to the leather) and work it in a little. In the case of categories of leather other than those from de Sede, test for suitability on a concealed area. Apply the cream to the leather with wide circular sweeping motions from seam to seam. Do not rub hard. Caution: Keep out of reach of children.
Removing stains caused by liquids: Soak up the liquid from the surface immediately with absorbent paper or cloth. Allow to dry, do not rub.
Removing stains caused by food and grease: For this, we refer you to our care partner LCK GmbH, Im Unterfeld 2, D-76698 Ubstadt-Weiher, Germany. Tel. ++49 (0) 7251/ 96 25-0, www.lederpflege.de