Do You Want Your Leather Cleaned, Repaired, or Restored Without All The Hassles?  We can help. 

Kleenrite’s certified leather specialists are trained in the art of leather cleaning, repair, and restoration.  We have attended classes all over the country to bring you the finest products and services available in our industry today.  Kleenrite has been certified by LeatherMaster, the manufacturer of the dyes and pigments used throughout the leather industry and by the industry certification organization, the IICRC.  From proper leather identification to a full range of cleaning products to solutions specifically designed to rejuvenate, restore, and protect your leather goods, our leather specialists are fully trained and equipped to address all of your leather cleaning and maintenance concerns.  We are one of a select few specialists in the entire New York State Area.  Serving Long Island, NY, Nassau and Suffolk Counties since 1996 only Kleenrite Carpet Care offers the absolute best in leather cleaning and maintenance.

Leather Cleaning

Leather care should include professional cleaning every six months. Leather, when properly maintained, will last four or five times longer than fabric or man-made fibers.  Over time, body oils, perspiration, skin acids and other soils can work their way into the leather. Many cleaning products currently on the market are not appropriate for leather and they may break down leather finishes, promoting dryness and cracking. Kleenrite leather care products are safe and effective for leather and have been endorsed by hundreds of tanneries and manufacturers. Our certified leather specialists will carefully identify leather types and select the products specifically designed for the cleaning and finish of your type of leather to remove soil buildup. We’ll then condition and protect your leather to revitalize and replenish its natural beauty and feel.

Leather Repair

Unlike fabric upholstery, your fine leather goods are unusually susceptible to scuffs, scratches, cuts, fading, worn out areas and other damage. Body oils, lotion, perspiration, and ink can also cause major problems for leather. These products are prone to cracking and drying from improper care and maintenance.  Using specialty products and expert techniques, our leather professionals will restore your leather to “like-new” condition.  Kleenrite has 85 stock pigment colors similar to those used in the tanning process to repair the inevitable scrape or scratch on protected leathers.

Leather Restoration

Over the life of your furniture, you are bound to experience some of the common problems associated with leather furniture. From cracked leather surfaces, to worn out leather arms, head rests, seat cushions, and foot rests, we can return these worn out areas to a “like-new” condition.  Unlike most fabrics, leather is also prone to color damage from exposure to oils, sunlight, wear, and lack of maintenance. Such problems as fading, color loss, or discoloration can be corrected with pigments and dyes precision color matched by a specialized computer system to your original leather hue and finish. Complete color changes can also be performed to restore your damaged leather.  Our Kleenrite Certified Technicians are trained to address these problems.  We can also revitalize color on sensitive aniline leathers.

What Types Of Leather Do We Clean?

  • Aniline – Also known as natural, pure, naked or unprotected leather.
  • Protected – Also known as finished semi-aniline, everyday, pigmented and painted leather.
  • Nubuck – Also known as chaps, distressed, bomber and suede leather.
  • Bi-Cast –  A split leather with a layer of polyurethane applies to the surface and then embossed.

Once the Leather Specialist properly identifies the type leather, we can Clean, Protect, Repair and Restore (if needed) all of your leather goods.

How Often Should I Clean My Leather?

A regular cleaning schedule includes professional cleaning & protecting two times a year. Between professional cleanings, you can maintain the health and beauty of your leather furniture by cleaning with Kleenrite’s Soft Cleaner and rejuvenating the protection with Kleenrite’s Protection Cream. Both products are found in the Kleenrite Home Leather Care Kit.

Why Should I Clean & Protect My Leather?

  • Oils & Grease – Body oils from both humans and animals attach and hold on to leather. Body oils are easily transferred to the head cushions and armrests of the furniture and can cause serious damage to the protective finishes found on leather.
  • Atmospheric Soils – Consider the dust that builds up on a coffee table or desk over a week’s time. This same dust is being deposited on your leather. Additionally, consider the airborne cooking oils, smoke and atmospheric pollution that are present, to some degree, in every home. These elements can wear down leather over time.
  • Common Soils – These soils include dirt tracked in from outside along with sand and fibers from plants, brought into the home by people and pets.
  • Dyes and Inks – The inks from newspapers and dyes from denim jeans & skirts can transfer onto leather in a process called dye transfer. Additionally, the risk of ink from a leaky pen or the aspiring toddler artist who loves to draw should not be forgotten.

Call Kleenrite Carpet Care’s office to schedule an appointment or order your kit today at 631- 451-1349.

Our Cleaning Process

Leather is the one that many people assume does not need regular cleaning. There are many types of leather, and each type needs to be cleaned with care. Leather also covers a wide variety of surfaces, from couches, ottomans, chairs, foot stools, to the seats in our cars, RV’s, boats and airplanes. That is why our Kleenrite certified technicians are specially trained to properly care for and clean all of your leather goods.

Our leather cleaning process involves multiple steps to ensure that it is done properly. First, the leather is examined to determine which type of leather the furniture, or auto upholstery is. Next a cleaner is applied to break up soil and oils that have accumulated over time. Roughly five to ten minutes are allowed to pass as the cleaner works its way in to remove tough stains and stubborn soils. The technician then removes the loosened soil and oil then wipes the leather with clean white terry cloth towels.  Next a special conditioner is applied to ensure that the leather remains soft and smooth. Finally, the leather is treated with a protectant in order to repel future soil, oil and spills from penetrating the leathers surface.  It is now protected for everyday use.

Properly cleaning and maintaining your leather upholstery can be an overwhelming process. Let our Kleenrite leather certified and trained professionals, each an expert on the proper steps of leather cleaning, bring the original look, feel and luster back to all your valuable leather pieces.

All of our work comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Leather Care Tips for All Leather Types

Avoid placing your furniture in direct sunlight (under windows or skylights).  Some leathers are especially sensitive to sunlight.  All materials will fade over time when placed in direct sunlight.

Maintain at least two feet between your furniture and heating sources.  Prolonged exposure to heat vents and radiators will cause your leather to dry out.

Like all items in your house, leather can accumulate dust.  You can fully remove dust particles from the surface with a soft cloth, making it ideal for dust sensitive people.

Use of general household cleaning products, chemicals and abrasives are not recommended as they can break down the leather’s protective surface and cause damage.  Never use harsh chemicals or cleaning agents (such as furniture polish, ammonia, or detergent soaps) on your leather furniture.  Avoid all products containing solvents, silicones, or oils, as they may negatively affect the leather’s surface.

Leather Cleaning Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why should I have my leather professionally cleaned?
  • Keeping in mind that leather is a skin from an animal just as is our skin, it must be cleaned and moisturized often (up to two times per year).  Like any skin, leather needs regular care to retain its moisture and softness. Most store-bought leather cleaners and conditioners provide immediate relief but end up causing long-term damage. Professional products applied by professional technicians will keep your leather looking and feeling great for a long time.

 

  1. What’s the difference between my household leather cleaner and the products that Kleenrite uses to care for leather?
  • Many household cleaners contain silicones, lubricants or d-limonenes that will either create a barrier on the leather and stop it from breathing or break down the finish which will eventually dry out the leather and create long term damage.  These products will give you the “all-in-one”, one step solution to your cleaning, moisturizing, and protection needs but, the recommendation is to stay away from these products because they do more harm than good.  Just remember they provide an outer layer of protection but end up dehydrating and damaging your leather. Our professional leather cleaners, moisturizers, and protectants provide long-lasting rejuvenation without the harmful side effects.

 

  1. Do manufacturers recommend professional leather cleaning?  If so, how often?
  • Yes, manufacturers recommend cleaning every 6–12 months depending on the amount of daily use and the placement of your leather goods.  Example…  Direct sunlight, near a heat source, etc…

 

  1. What types of leather does Kleenrite Carpet Care clean?
  • We can clean all types of leather, including pigmented, semi-aniline, aniline, nubuck, suede, chaps, distressed, bi-cast, bycast,.

 

  1. Can Kleenrite Carpet Care clean the leather upholstery in my vehicle?
  • Yes, in fact the leather in autos, boats, airplanes and RVs are often exposed to more abrasive wear and more extreme weather conditions than household leather. These factors make additional care for your leather upholstery in these vehicles even more important.

 

  1. How does Kleenrite Carpet Care clean my leather?
  • Our leather cleaning process involves multiple steps to ensure that it is done properly. First, the leather is examined to determine which type of leather the furniture, or auto upholstery is. Next a cleaner is applied to break up soil and oils that have accumulated over time. Roughly five to ten minutes are allowed to pass as the cleaner works its way in to remove tough stains and stubborn soils. The technician then removes the loosened soil and oil then wipes the leather with clean white terry cloth towels.  Next a special conditioner is applied to ensure that the leather remains soft and smooth. Finally, the leather is treated with a protectant in order to repel future soil, oil and spills from penetrating the leathers surface.  It is now protected for everyday use.

 

  1. What can I expect from Kleenrite Carpet Care’s professional leather cleaning?
  • Our professional cleaning removes soil but it cannot correct the damage that soil has already caused. We can offer you a free demo that will help you understand the potential outcome of the cleaning, all at no cost to you.  In extreme cases, some leather may need restoration in addition to cleaning.

 

  1. If my leather has cracks or worn areas can you repair it?
  • Yes.  Unlike most fabrics which wear out over time and cannot be salvaged your leather can be repaired and repainted or dyed at a fraction of the cost of replacement.

 

  1. How do you repair or repaint my leather?
  • Yes.  Over the life of your furniture, you are bound to experience some of the common problems associated with leather furniture. From cracked leather surfaces, to worn out leather arms, head rests, seat cushions, and foot rests, we can return these worn out areas to a “like-new” condition with the use of fillers, sanding, hand and pressurized spray gun applications of the correct water based colors and top coats.

 

  1. My leather has faded and lost color from sunlight, can Kleenrite fix it?
  • Yes.  Unlike most fabrics, leather is also prone to color damage from exposure to oils, sunlight, wear, and lack of maintenance. Such problems as fading, color loss, or discoloration can be corrected with pigments and dyes precision color matched by a specialized computer system to your original leather hue and finish. Complete color changes can also be performed to restore your damaged leather.  Our Kleenrite Certified Technicians are trained to address these problems.  We can also revitalize color on sensitive aniline leathers.