I’ve dealt with so many faux leather textures and fabrics that I know exactly that when dealing with a red faux leather fabric, it’s completely different than when you are dealing with a black or brown one!
If you use this website a little, you are going to find me writing posts about red faux leather sofas, brown ones, black ones, and even blue ones!
It’s not because I would like to add more articles to this website, but because there are so many subtle differences that you need to take into consideration when you are dealing with such furniture items.
Then, what makes a red faux leather sofa so different than a brown, black, or even a blue one?
It’s the red dye!
I know that this is very obvious, but let me explain myself a little: faux leather is very different than real leather; you cannot dye only the surface, you need to mix chemical dyes while still in liquid form and then tweak the temperature and humidity too match the desired effect.
This means that the dye itself is going to enter into the chemical structure of the faux leather fabrics itself, and this means that it is also going to influence the texture and the durability as well.
For example, black faux leather is less durable than white faux leather because it absorbs more UV rays and these tend to be very damaging to the plastic chemicals in the faux leather fabrics.
Then, how to clean and maintain a red faux leather sofa?
Here are the advice you need to follow:
In order to clean your red faux leather sofa, you need to avoid the following chemicals as much as possible: bleach cleaners, strong detergents, alcohol, and even scented cleaners!
All these products must be avoided as much as possible when you are dealing with stains on your red sofa, it’s because they are going to change the chemical structure of the faux leather fabric itself and with time, your sofa is going to start deteriorating, losing its strength, stability, and it will even start cracking.
Then, how to clean it?
You have only one option: use warm water with a dry and clean cloth.
If you do anything else, you will just risk damaging your red faux leather sofa.
Let’s talk now about how to maintain your sofa in perfect condition.
From my experience, the best product to use is a good faux leather conditioner, don’t try to go cheap on this one, you will just risk damaging your red faux leather sofa, and remember, faux leather can sometimes be very weak and fragile when dealing with harsh chemicals, that’s why you need to always use only gentle faux leather conditioners, it’s true, they tend to be a little more expensive, but they will keep your faux leather sofa looking amazing over the years.