There is something very classy about the look of a leather chair with wood arms. It makes you feel like you are regaining your youth (or at least that was my impression when I first laid my eyes on them.) It can be an awesome conversation piece and can become a center piece in your living room or den. However, many people who enjoy this style of chair often do not know how to properly maintain and care for it. Here are some tips on caring for this timeless furniture piece.
One way to keep your leather chair with wood arms looking new is to clean it once a week with mild soap and water. This will help remove any dirt and dust that may have gotten trapped in the arms of the chair. If there are stains on the upholstery that you cannot clean off yourself, use a white cloth to gently blot them out. Allow them to dry completely before putting your new look on.
After cleaning the upholstery, apply leather conditioner to the entire piece. This will help restore some of the shine to the leather. For stubborn stains, you may need to rub the conditioner into the stain. Allow it time to soak in before using a clean cloth to wipe it away. The leather conditioner will also help give your arms some extra protection from cracking.
If your chair has legs attached to the chair, they should be taken care of separately. First, remove all the cushions and any padding from the bottom of the chair. Next, remove the legs from the chair and set them on a clean dry towel or piece of cardboard. Now you can apply leather cleaner to the legs and let them dry.
To clean the arms, use a damp rag or a leather conditioner to clean the upper surface. Let the rag to dry completely before applying leather polish. Apply the polish and allow it to penetrate the leather for several minutes. Rub the arms and legs attached to the chair in a circular motion until they are clean and clear. You may need to repeat the process if necessary.
After this step, use leather conditioner to restore some of the shine to the leather. Use a clean cloth to wipe away any excess conditioner. Once you are finished, you can apply a protective coat of leather protector. This will help protect the chair from spills and scratches that may occur over time.
When your chair is clean and you have the leather conditioner and leather protector applied, you can attach the arm rests. To ensure that the arms rest is secure, glue the bottom edge down with the staples that came with the chair. If you did not buy a chair with legs attached, you can use the glue gun to hold the arm rest in place. If you attached the legs, make sure that they are screwed into the floor evenly. You may also want to use masking tape to cover up any imperfections in the legs so that your chair does not look out of shape.
Now that you have your new leather chair, sit in it and enjoy the comforts. The comfort of a leather chair is one of the main reasons people purchase them. If you love spending time in your chair or lazing around on your new chair, you will appreciate the addition. Your friends will too. It will add a touch of elegance to any room. With a little time and effort, you can have your own comfortable chair!