The Ultimate Guide to Maintaining Leather Bar Stools and Dining Chairs


Pictured: Milan Carver Bar 
Fabric: Crest leather saloon night blue

Nothing quite matches the elegance and sophistication that leather furnishings bring to a room. Your carefully selected luxury leather bar stools and dining chairs, set to enhance your dining room, are a testament to such finesse. The rich, shiny texture of leather adds an unparalleled depth to your interiors. However, maintaining this aesthetic requires regular care and some TLC. But worry not - you don't need to be a professional to keep your favourite leather pieces looking top-notch.

The Gentle Art of Dusting

Whether it's leather dining chairs or bar stools, a routine dust-off can do wonders! Use a clean, dry microfiber cloth to gently dust your pieces at least once a week. This simple step prevents dust from accumulating and scratching the leather surface. For those tricky corners, a vacuum cleaner with a soft brush attachment is your go-to tool.

Hydrate Your Leather

Just like your skin, leather needs hydration to maintain its softness and pliability. Prevent your leather from drying, dulling, or cracking by applying a high-quality leather conditioner. A light layer every six to twelve months keeps your luxury leather pieces looking party-ready!

Shield from the Sunlight

Though sunlight can beautifully illuminate your leather upholstered bar stools and dining chairs, it's not always leather's best friend. Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause leather to fade and become brittle. Arrange your furniture away from spots with abundant sunlight. If avoiding sunlight is difficult, consider using blinds or curtains for protection.


Pictured: Mel Flute Back Carver Bar Stool
Fabric: Crest leather Shelly Tan

Gentle Cleaning Goes a Long Way

Cleaning leather is simpler than you might think. For a gentle clean, dampen a cloth with warm water mixed with a bit of mild, non-detergent, pH-balanced soap (think baby shampoo). Wipe down your furniture, rinse the cloth, wipe again, then dry with a clean towel to avoid water stains. Remember to avoid over-wetting, as it can cause discoloration. And always, perform a spot test on a hidden area first.

Swift Action on Spills

In case of a spill on your luxury leather dining chair or bar stool, quick action is crucial. Blot the spill immediately with a clean cloth, refraining from rubbing or scrubbing. For greasy stains, try baking soda or cornstarch. Let it sit for a few hours to absorb the oil, then gently dust it off.

Finishing Touches

Leather is prone to scratching, but minor scratches on your luxury leather furniture can be buffed out with a microfiber cloth. A few simple care measures can ensure your luxury leather bar stools and dining chairs look splendid for years. So, rejuvenate your leather and let it continue to be the showstopper of your home!

At The Chair People, we understand the importance of preserving the beauty and longevity of your high-quality furniture, especially when it comes to pieces upholstered in luxurious leather. When you purchase leather bar stools or dining chairs from us, we'll also include leather care guides, sourced directly from your chosen fabric house.

These guides will provide you with expert advice on maintaining the aesthetic and tactile appeal of your leather furniture, ensuring that they remain a cherished part of your interior decor for years to come. Our commitment is not only to provide exceptional furnishings but also to equip our valued customers with the knowledge to protect and maintain their investment, preserving the timeless elegance of their pieces.

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Pictured: Blenheim Grande Dining Chair
Fabric: Crest Leather Shelly Steel with antique gold beading