Here at Taskers of Accrington, we pride ourselves on our selection of exquisite leather sofas. Our leather sofas make for a practical addition to any busy family home, and they’re a favourite of homeowners all over the UK. What’s more, leather sofas get softer with age and never go out of style. Our inventory of leather sofas includes statement looks from Alexander & James, retro designs from G Plan Vintage, and timeless looks from Halo. Whatever the style of your interiors, we have a leather sofa to suit you

So, if you’re thinking of purchasing a leather sofa from us, you might be interested to know a little more about what it takes to keep these pieces clean throughout their lifetimes. If that’s you, then here are a few tips.

Prevention is better than cure

Leather doesn’t require much specialist care, but there are definitely a few things you can do from a day-to-day point of view to help you make the most of your investment. Generally speaking, it’s always a good move to keep your sofa out of direct sunlight, as this can accelerate the natural discolouration process that happens with time.

What’s more, it’s a good idea to avoid placing your leather sofa against any heating sources like radiators, as the warm air generated from the radiator will degrade the leather by drying it out. As a final general tip, certain non-colourfast clothing such as denim can stain light coloured leather if it comes into regular contact with it (just something to keep in mind!).

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Keeping your leather sofa clean

Due to the varying nature of leather, there are a range of different techniques required to clean it, depending on which manufacturer you’ve chosen to purchase your sofa from. Essentially, this means that there isn’t really a one-size-fits-all answer for cleaning leather sofas outside of a damp clean cloth with a splash of warm water. However, we can give you a little bit of insight into a few of the different leather variations and what they require to keep then looking their best:

  • On pigmented leather, dust should be removed by vacuuming and wiping with a slightly damp cloth. What’s more, it’s best to avoid abrasives such as household polish, which may damage the treated surface of the leather.
  • Suede, nubuck and aniline leathers lack a protective coating, so they require a bit of extra care. Only use products specifically designed for these types of finish, and always make a point of testing any cleaning process on an unseen area.

If you need more specific information about how to clean a certain type of leather, or you need a more detailed guide, don’t hesitate to check out our important information for your leather sofa. Plus, we also offer a furniture protection care plan, so you can rest easy in the knowledge that your leather sofa is covered in the event of an accident spoiling its appearance.

All of the premium leather sofas in our showroom are crafted to exacting standards, and we offer the most exciting home furnishing shopping experience in the North West. Our newly refurbished showroom includes themed displays and room sets showcasing lounge and dining furniture, an expanded bedroom furniture studio and brand new lighting and home accessories departments. If you have any questions regarding any of our luxurious products, feel free to get in touch by calling us on 01254236262, or emailing us at Our in-house team are always happy to help!