Furniture in daily use is exposed to various strains caused by external factors, for example body oils, perspiration, general wear and tear and color transfer from jeans.
Ekornes wants you to understand what you need to do to preserve your furniture’s good looks for as long as possible. Furniture leather is neither self cleaning nor self-maintaining. Leather absorbs moisture. Spills can leave marks and must be dealt with immediately.
The top layer protects the leather and simplifies cleaning, but is nonetheless vulnerable to soiling and wear. If the top layer/top colour is destroyed, the leather may deteriorate faster. Penetrating spills/damage/scratches are normally irreparable and may result in the top color changing character, cracking or peeling off.
Denim clothes and hard textiles such as dungaree jeans expose the leather to strong wear and may leave color on the leather which is difficult to remove without risking destruction of the top color of the leather. Light leather colors in particular are vulnerable to such color contamination.
All furniture leather sold by Ekornes is resistant to light, but changes in color may occur as a result of use and extensive exposure to light. Consequently, furniture should not be exposed to direct sunlight or direct heat from heaters and other sources of heat. Leather is vulnerable to exposure to oils from direct contact with human skin (especially of the neck and hands).
Remember: leather has a relatively long life-time but can easily be destroyed by incorrect handling.
Stressless Leather Cleaner
Stressless Leather Cleaner is a mild, water-based cleaner that can be used on all pure aniline and pigmented leathers. It will remove soil as well as most water-based stains.
Stressless Leather Protection
Stressless Leather Protection is a water-based protection product for all types of leather except nubuck and suede. Stressless Leather Protection protects against oil, water and alcohol stains as well as everyday dirt and grime. It will also keep your leather lovely and soft, and when used regularly in combination with Stressless Leather Cleaner, prevents pigmented leather from cracking.
We recommend your leather furniture is cleaned and re-protected at least every six months.