Caring for a Leather Recliner

April 23rd, 2009 in Cleaning & Maintenance /

Although leather is a durable material and popular for many people that choose a lazy boy recliner for their home, there are certain methods which should be used to care for the leather that the lazy boy is upholstered in to extend the lifespan of the leather and to protect the leather from wear that comes with exposure and extended use.

First things first, if a liquid is spilled on to the leather it is not the end of the world. Many people choose leather lazy boy recliners for the fact that they are quite durable. The leather should be dabbed to remove as much of the liquid as possible from the recliner, at which point the owner should use the appropriate leather cleaner to remove any residue that the liquid may have left behind. It is important to remember that water can damage the surface of the leather of the lazy boy recliner and therefore should be removed as quickly as possible.

There are special conditioners which are available from retailers that can help to protect the lazy boy recliner. These conditioners should be applied to the leather surface of the lazy boy every four to six weeks. Simply use the materials that have been provided and rub the conditioner on to the surface of the lazy boy recliner, avoiding use for at least two hours after the solution has been applied.

Next, what about ink? Ink can be difficult to remove from leather and it is important to remember that traditional household cleansers should not be used on the leather, no matter what has been spilled on to the surface of the lazy boy recliner. There are solutions available which have been specially created to remove ink from these types of surfaces and they should be used as quickly as possible after the ink has been spilled. Apply the solution to a cloth and gently dab the area, the solution should effectively remove the ink, leaving the lazy boy recliner as good as new!

5 Responses to “Caring for a Leather Recliner”

  1. Says: August 7th, 2009 at 5:28 am

    What do You use and recommend for protecting the leather on the
    leather LazyBoy recliners.

    Also should You apply the conditioner with a wet/damp cloth or sponge.

  2. al Says: August 18th, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Read your question regarding protecting Leather on a LAZBOY chair/recliner.
    I am receiving delivery tomorrow[ 8/19/09 ]on a leather recliner.I also would like to know the best products to use.
    Did you find any that are good to use ,both to protect and to condition that you could share with me ?
    Thank you
    Al in CT

  3. Tony Says: August 18th, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    La-Z-Boy offers 2 types of leather - Performance and Authentic - and has several good recommendations for taking care of the leather. The conditioner used will depend on the type of leather that you have. Make sure you check with the store to get their recommendations since you do not want to void the warranty.

    La-Z-Boy suggests cleaning stains with a solution of 1/2 mild soap (like Ivory) and 1/2 distilled water on a damp cloth. Do not rub too much or the leather may fade. You should also avoid leaving newspapers on the leather since the ink can stain the leather. Avoid placing your leather recliner in the direct sunlight or too close to a heat register.

    The Furniture Butler ( has a mild leather maintenance/cleaner that is non-abrasive. But check with your store first to make sure using this product does not void your warranty.

  4. Sylvia Says: January 6th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I purchased a sofa and two rocker recliners along with the recommended conditioner in 2002 and when I went to condition them after using it in the past it took the color off on the pieces where I applied it. I contacted both suppliers of the conditioner and my furniture and no one wanted to take responsibility. They both blamed the other. Very disappointed as I spent almost $4000 on furniture that I had saved up for and did what was recommended. So now I only wipe them with a damp cloth and quickly dry with a soft dry towel.

  5. Amos Czerniak Says: February 16th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

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