Winchester Leathers Ltd | Online Chesterfield Furniture Retailer


Our furniture is constructed to very high standards from carefully selected materials.

Full grain leather is easy to care for and unlike many other fabrics, real leather has a natural resilience to wear, more or less taking care of itself. There are a few things you can do however, to ensure its long lasting pleasure:

Make sure that the leather doesn't dry out, as this will affect its suppleness and softness of touch

Avoid exposing the leather to direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time. The sunlight will bleach both the leather and the wood. Protect it where possible by drawing the blinds or curtains

Watch out for sharp objects like toys, jewellery, buckles on shoes, pet claws as these can score the leather

Beware of placing the leather too near to direct strong heat sources such as open fires, heat outlets, open windows, or sources of damp

Lighter colours will wear just as well as darker ones, but will need to be cleaned slightly more often.

Do not allow grit and dirt to build up to excessive levels as this could have an abrasive affect

Important notes

Over a period of time all leather will be inclined to stretch, this may lead to the opening of the pleats, do not worry it is not a fault, it is a common occurrence especially in deep buttoned cushioned upholstery.

The cushions will also form creases, again this is a natural occurrence of the leather as it stretches slightly and in no way affects the quality of the furniture.

Your suite is designed to be sat in comfort, so use it properly for that purpose. Sitting on the edge of cushions or the arms and backs may cause premature wear and distortion of the padding and leather.

If your furniture is in constant use, all reversible cushions should be turned daily and positions changed where possible, this will prevent excessive soiling and wear to one side.

Do not place plastic or rubber materials directly on the wood finish. Chemicals in the plastic and some rubber may soften and thus injure the finish if left in contact with the furniture for a long period of time. To avoid these markings, place a strip of felt, leather, or cork under tray accessories, etc.

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