Upholstery & Leather Furniture

Furniture Cleaners in Redwood City

Cleaning & Spot Removal

Upholstery & Leather

Professional Care For Your Upholstery and Leather Furniture in Redwood City, San Mateo.

This guide is made up of 30 years of furniture cleaning experience. We hope this guide helps you in being able to care for your upholstery and leather.

We also Server our customers in San Francisco and Santa Clara Counties.

Upholstered furniture should be cleaned at least every two years while leather furniture should be cleaned and protected every year.

Our Upholstery Furniture Cleaning Procedure:

  1. Dye testing. We’ll pre-test the area for color fastness to determine if it can be wet or dry cleaned.
  2. Soil suspension. A conditioning agent will be sprayed on and brushed in with a horsehair brush.
  3. Extraction. A water or solvent based “rinse” is used to whisk away the suspended soils.
  4. Drying. Turbo dryers are used if necessary to speed dry the piece.

Our Leather Furniture Cleaning Procedure:

  1. Dye testing. We’ll exam the piece for color fastness and clean-ability.
  2. Soil suspension. A leather cleaning agent is used to dry clean the surface.
  3. Extraction. Dry cleaning sponges are used to extract the soils.
  4. Conditioning. All leather is protected and conditioned in order to keep the leather stain resistant, resistant to cracking , and soft.

For FREE Furniture Cleaning Estimates Call 800-235-3947 Today!

Want to Remove Spots from your Furniture Yourself?

Please make sure to read these tips entirely and to have a clear understanding of all procedures. 

Before you get started, here are a few things you should know.

Cleaning Codes for Upholstery [Find It!]

The upholstery code should be located on a tag beneath the cushions. Use care with all upholstery, but especially with X and S codes. If you are unable to find the cleaning codes on your upholstery, please do not attempt these tips as you will ruin your furniture.

  • W: Spot clean with water-based cleaner.
  • S: Spot clean ONLY with mild water-free dry cleaning solvent.
  • WS: Spot clean with water-based or solvent cleaner.
  • X: Clean only by vacuuming or light brushing.

Upholstery Furniture:

First, remember to pre-test any piece in an inconspicuous area BEFORE attempting spot removal. Allow the pre-tested area to dry. If discoloration or shrinkage occurs, do not use the product.
For W and WS coded upholstery, use a Neutral PH water based cleaner on spots such as food spills,
drink spills, light grease, etc.

Procyon Spotter is what we give you FREE to use between cleanings. It works great on upholstery that is safe to clean with water. Just make sure you pre-test it first.

For S, W, and WS coded upholstery, use a small amount of dry cleaning solvent (such as Carbona available at Wal-Mart or rubbing alcohol) applied to a cloth for oil based spots.

Upholstery Cleaning Steps

  1. Pre-test an inconspicuous area.
  2. Remove the excess soil with a spoon or extract liquids with a wet vacuum.
  3. Apply the spotter to a clean cloth
  4. Gently blot, using caution to not distort fibers.

Leather Furniture:

You can determine if your leather is protected by lightly scratching an area with your fingernail. If the scratch is not seen, it is Protected. Otherwise you have a more natural Aniline or Nubuck leather.

Types of Leather:
P – Protected – (Finished, Semi Aniline, Pigmented) Protected leather products are uniform in appearance and color. This will most likely be the most durable leather type.
A – Aniline – (Natural, Pure, Naked) These are Leathers that are colored with transparent dye and have very little protective treatment added. This means you are able to see the actual surface grain markings.
N – Nubuck – (Chaps, Bomber, Suede) These are actually Aniline Leathers in which the surface has been brushed, and has created a texture similar to velvet. Nubuck is particularly difficult to clean.

CAUTION: Only use products made for leather! In most cases, Aniline and Nubuck should only be cleaned by a professional. Do not use saddle soaps, mink oil, or dish washing soap.

Leather products are available by calling our office a 800-235-3947.

Leather Cleaning Steps:

  1. Pre-test an inconspicuous area.
  2. Remove the excess soil with a spoon or extract liquids with a wet vacuum.
  3. Apply spotter to a cloth and gently wipe.
  4. Clean the entire section from seam to seam otherwise water rings may occur.

Here are 4 Basic Steps to Upholstery & Leather Spot Removal Tips

  1. Pre-test the spotting agent in an inconspicuous area and allow to dry.
  2. Use the right spotter. Using an the wrong cleaning agent can ruin your furniture.
  3. Always apply the spotter to a cloth. Never pour or spray a spotting agent directly on your furniture.
  4. Remove it NOW. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to remove.

Disclaimer: Use these techniques at your own risk. Be aware that furniture can easily be ruined. Pre-test each solution in an inconspicuous area before using. If you are not confident about these techniques, call us we can help!


  • Don’t let any type of soil or spot remain on upholstery. Upholstery is not nearly as stain resistant as carpet.
  • Keep pets off of furniture. Their claws can permanently harm the fiber. Pet accidents can get deep into the foam and become impossible to remove.
  • Keep upholstery away from sun light.
  • Don’t allow transferable dyes (newspaper, blue jeans, etc.) to come in contact with upholstery.
  • Have light colored upholstery professionally cleaned BEFORE it appears overall soiled. If you wait until it looks dirty, permanent damage may already be done.

For FREE Furniture Cleaning Estimates Call 800-235-3947 Today!

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