Cheap faux leather couches are a nightmare to fix and maintain in good conditions, this is what I go through every single day of my life in my shop: I receive many demands for fixing and maintaining faux leather couches that are made with cheap fabrics and cheap materials as well, and trust me, most of the time, I charge a lot for doing so, and some customers even tell me that the price I charged is even much more than the price they have bought the faux leather couch in the first place!
What they don’t know is that I’m not doing this to punish them or scam them! However, fixing cheap faux leather couches is truly very difficult and highly demanding, sometimes, I would have to rebuild the wood frame from the start and even get rid of the old faux leather fabric and replace it with a new one, altogether!
That’s why I recommend that you stay away from cheap faux leather couches.
What if you already own one?! Well, let me help you with this, I will give you some tips in order to not only maintain it in good condition, but prevent as much as possible peels and cracks from occurring to it.
The first thing you need to do is to get rid of any heat source near it, in other words, if your couch is near a chimney, a radiator, and A/C unit etc., you have to keep it away from it and try to do this as soon as possible.
It’s because changes in temperature, especially sudden ones, can mean all the difference in terms of crack and peels occurrence, and from my experience, they are the ones responsible for having these happen to your couch in the first place.
The second thing to do is to keep your faux leather couch away from sunlight.
As you may already know, sunlight contains very damaging UV rays which are devastating when it comes to faux leather fabrics, they heat them and deprive them of their oils and fatty substances which protect them and give them elasticity and flexibility.
And needless to tell you that if this occurs, your faux leather couch is going to start peeling and cracking very quickly.
Next, let’s look at how to prevent peels and cracks as much as possible.
Every three months, because you are dealing with a cheap faux leather couch, apply a good amount of a faux leather conditioner, I use a brand called Blue Magic, it’s very cheap and it gives amazing results, wipe very gently and let it breathe and dry for at least fifteen hours.