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Interesting facts about imitation leather

What is the difference between real leather and imitation leather?

Real leather is a tanned animal hide, i.e. a natural material. Imitation leather, on the other hand, is a collective term for textile materials coated with plastic (mostly on one side, mainly with PVC or PU) to imitate the look of leather. A special imprinting process only imitates a leather look.

Cleaning and looking after imitation leather furniture differs considerably from the way in which real leather is: real leather is cleaned and then treated with a slightly oiling care lotion. This can penetrate deep into the leather through the pores and nurtures it from within.

Imitation leather, on the other hand, is cleaned and then treated with a moisturiser. In contrast to real leather, imitation leather is not re-oiled because the plasticisers in the PVC imitation leather coating react with the fatty and oily substances in a care lotion, producing unsightly results and possibly even damaging the surface. Furthermore, the closed PVC coating cannot absorb the lotion – it would just be spread over the surface to leave an unsightly film.

What should not be forgotten with artificial leather after each cleaning is the nourishing moisturizing with the SEDICUR® Hydro Fluid. Because without this care, artificial leather can also dry out over time and become brittle.

What can I do so that imitation leather furniture remains clean and well-tended for a long time?

We recommend dusting down the imitation leather furniture weekly with the Staub-Fix  dusting glove. When doing so, the dusting glove should be moistened slightly. Regular cleaning with the Staubfix dusting glove will remove everyday dirt as well as light oil and grease deposits.

Stains and soiling are to be treated with the special SEDICUR® Imitation Leather Cleaner. After cleaning, the SEDICUR® Hydro Fluid provides the imitation leather with vital moisture, ensuring a soft feel and a smooth, pleasant surface.

Imitation leather furniture is usually exposed to high levels of use in everyday life. It is therefore advisable after each cleaning and treatment to protect the cover material from premature soiling and, above all, from denim discolouration.

Thorough cleaning and treatment is recommended every six months.


SEDICUR® Care Set for artificial leather

Perfect for the regular cleaning and care of artificial leather furniture.

Contents: 2 x 200 ml, sponge, cloth

25,30 €
incl. VAT, plus shipping
Item number: 3078
SEDICUR® Artificial Leather Hydro Fluid

Perfect care for artificial leather after cleaning with the SEDICUR® Cleaner. The SEDICUR® Hydro Fluid spends moisture and maintains a nice and smooth grip.

14,00 €
incl. VAT, plus shipping
Item number: 6073
SEDICUR® Strong Protector

The premium SEDICUR® Strong Protector contains a special component to give an effective and longlasting protection for light coloured artificial leather against early soiling, e. g. colour transfer from dark jeans, and helps to maintain the beauty of your leather furniture.

content: 200 ml, 2 cloths

14,65 €
incl. VAT, plus shipping
Item number: 6072