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Shropshire’s Carpet, Upholstery & Hard Floor Cleaning Specialist

Telephone: 01743 236354 or 07855 499983


In Depth offers a full leather cleaning and restoration service. Chris Phillips has undertaken specialised training with L.T.T. (The Leather Training and Technical Department). .

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Cleaning is an essential part of caring for your leather furniture. It not only removes dirt and oils (which can, over time, break down the leathers protective coating) but will also help to maintain the moisture balance in the leather. This is important for keeping the leather supple and makes it less likely to absorb spillages.

A wipe over with a damp cloth on a regular basis (every week/two weeks) is recommended to remove surface dust and dirt and add moisture to the leather.

Leather represents a large percentage of furniture sold today. Consumers have quickly realised the benefits of leather. It is more durable than fabric so it lasts longer. Leather adjusts to body temperature making it very comfortable to sit on. Leather can be cleaned and cared for, and when done properly, maintains a high level of appearance throughout its life.

Leather restoration

Leather restoration before treatment

Before restoration

Leather restoration after treatment

After restoration

Most consumers are forced to find out their own information on cleaning and care products as retailers generally give little or no maintenance instructions with their furniture. What information is given is often incorrect and misleading. ‘Low maintenance’ is often interpreted as ‘no maintenance’ This can cause great problems for the consumer as the products available on the market are often not well tested or backed up with clear product advice.

Pigmented or ‘Protected’ leathers do have a durable finish but it is not indestructible. This durable finish initially allows consumers to clean leather with almost anything and get an immediate satisfactory result. Seemingly anything from baby wipes to milk have been suggested. Unfortunately many products contain chemicals that break down leather finishes. Use of these products, not designed for leather, may break this durable finish causing the pigment to crack or peel. Improper maintenance directly leads to expensive restoration or replacement.

Aniline or Nubuck leathers are not low maintenance but are easily sold due to their appearance, feel and comfort. These leathers are usually expensive and correct maintenance is crucial to protect your investment.

Analine leathers re-coloured

Analine leathers before treatment

Before re-colouring

Analine leathers after treatment

After re-colouring

Analine leathers re-coloured

Analine leathers before treatment

Before restoration & re-colouring

Analine leathers after treatment

After restoration & re-colouring

Please contact Chris Phillips to discuss your leather cleaning and restoration requirements.