Leather-furnitureLeather furniture is absolutely stunning. It instantly adds a look of sophistication and style to any home or office. Whether you’ve bought, or are thinking of buying, a nice big leather coach for the family room, a comfy recliner for the den or a chaise lounge for the office, leather furniture is expensive and an investment. You should treat your leather furniture with considerable care and help your furniture last years if not a lifetime.

Over the months and the years, normal wear and tear will occur, perhaps even a rip, small puncture, cut to the leather or even deep scratches from a pet. Also, if the sunlight lands on your furniture throughout the day, it will begin fading over time. Even without the sun, leather can also discolor over time just from general use. But not to worry! You have some great options when it comes to repairing any damage or wear and tear, as well as some imperative steps you need to take to protect your furniture in the future.

If you find that your nice leather couch needs a tune up, turn to some furniture professionals for an assessment on repairs. It is very important that you allow an expert to do the fixing, don’t get tricked into thinking it’s a DIY job. There is a lot of information out there on the web for do-it-yourself ideas for furniture repair and there are a ton of products on the market that tell you that you can fix your couch yourself. These leather kits you can buy will not produce the results you want or need. You will likely be more unhappy with your sofa after repairing it yourself, than when you had the damage to begin with. Make the right choice and give your furniture the treatment and care it deserves.

You might be thinking how a pro can fix discoloration or fading in leather and there’s actually a great method: repainting. You can even treat surface level scratches with repainting. Or maybe you’d like to change the color of your sofa or chair—this could also be an option. Call an expert to assess your furniture and discuss with you what you’d like. Make sure you find a company who specializes in leather repainting, as this requires some skill and talent.

There are other furniture repair options for you. If your leather couch or sofa has a hole or tear in it, you can have it patched or even have the leather sofa cushions replaced.  Also, structural damage can be fixed like broken legs or armrests and holes and cuts can be mended.

After you’ve had your furniture repaired or repainted, ask what you can do to also protect your leather furniture from future fading, and wear and tear. There are a lot of options for protective and preventative measures you can take. It is very important to take advantage of these preventative treatment services!

After you couch has been damaged or your sofa needs repair, don’t immediately think it’s time to get rid of it! Call a repair company to get an estimate and save yourself the time and money of getting new furniture.