Care Guides

No matter whether a sofa is upholstered with fabric or leather, maintenance is a major concern for many homeowners. One of the many frequent questions asked is “how do I clean it?” and “what happens if I accidentally stain it?”. Here at J.edition, we provide care kits to ease your cleaning routine for your sofas. Read more on our comprehensive guide on how to maintain your beloved sofa from the comfort of your home so it may last for years to come.



Before using any chemical products, it’s always a good habit to do a pre-testing on a hidden area prior to using it on your entire furniture. To do so, simply apply some product on a white cloth and rub lightly over the leather and check for colour transfer onto the cloth. If there is a clear transference of colour, do not use the product.

For top-grain leather sofas such as the Mitch 3-Seater Leather Sofa in Toro Grey, use the Complete Leather Care Set.

  1. Wipe off the excess liquid or soil with a tissue paper.
  2. Pour the Leather Shampoo on the sponge and form lather by squeezing it repeatedly. 
  3. Work the foam into the leather using light circular movements. Dab the foam into areas where the stain or soiling is heavier. When the sponge gets dirty, rinse it out in clear cold water. 
  4. Remove excess foam with a soft cotton cloth. Check the cloth if soil is still transferring onto the cloth. If yes, keep cleaning as described above. 
  5. Once you are satisfied with the result, leave to dry for 30 minutes before applying the Leather Lotion.

The Leather Lotion prevents leather from cracking over time when used together.

  1. Shake the bottle before use.
  2. Pour some Leather Lotion onto a soft, lint-free and clean cloth, and apply evenly onto the leather with small circular movements.
  3. Leave to dry for 30 minutes.
  4. Repeat on areas subject to heavy use such as the arm and headrests.
  5. Leave to dry for 30 minutes before using your sofa.

Should you stain your sofa with ink, either with a pen or a marker, use the Ink Off as soon as possible. Don’t let the fresh ink seep for any longer than 72 hours into your sofa. The sooner you remedy it, the better.

  1. Apply a decent amount of Ink Off on the stain.
  2. Rub with your fingernail over the stain.
  3. Remove excess product with a clean cloth.
  4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 if stain still persists.
  5. Wipe with the Leather Shampoo or clear demineralised water, and let it dry completely before using your sofa. 




Creaking noises on your furniture is a common occurrence, especially if used intensively. Frequent creaks and squeaks, however, can be annoying and bothersome. To eliminate this problem with your leather furniture, use the Anti-Squeak Cream as needed. This is especially useful for recliner chairs such as our Leone Recliner Lounge Chair in Cognac Orange.

  1. Shake the bottle before use.
  2. Pour some Anti-Squeak Cream onto a soft, lint-free and clean cloth.
  3. Apply evenly onto the area where the moving parts in your leather sofa touch.
  4. Leave to dry for 30 minutes.
  5. If noise persists when operating the motion function, re-apply a second time.
  6. Let it dry completely before using your sofa.




When it comes to the nubuck leather, a different care kit must be used; the Complete Nubuck Care Kit. Similar to traditional leather, nubuck has a visible surface on the outside as well. Nubuck, on the other hand, is made when the hides are sanded and left with a napped finish.

  1. Wipe off the excess liquid or soil with a tissue paper.
  2. Pour some Nubuck Cleaner on a sponge and squeeze repeatedly to obtain foam.
  3. With the foaming sponge, clean the stain or soil using light circular movements.
  4. Dry the wet area with a hair dryer on low to medium heat. Darker coloration will be observed in the dried area.
  5. Brush with the Nubuck Cleaning Cloth over the area. This will restore the nap and make the leather look lighter.

In order to keep your nubuck sofa water-resistant, use our Nubuck Protector every 6 months. 

  1. Spray the Nubuck Protector from a distance of about 30cm on the cleaned and dry nubuck sofa. First, spray horizontally and then vertically.
  2. Let it dry for at least 1 hour.
  3. Brush with the Nubuck Cleaning Cloth over the treated leather to bring back the nap and its original colour.




    When it comes to fabric sofas, maintaining it slightly differs from leather sofas. Fabric tends to trap dust and may harbour allergens, so regular vacuum cleaning is extremely crucial. Our sofas here in J. edition are upholstered with 100% polyester, which has a natural water-resistant feature against water-based stains. However, if a stain is left unattended for too long, it may seep deep into the fabric, which may prove a little difficult to remove. 

    With our Fabric Cleaner and Fabric Stain Remover from the Fabric Cleaning Kit, you don’t have to worry about having unsightly stains permanently soaking into your sofa.

    1. Spray the Fabric Cleaner on the stained or soiled fabric. Do not oversaturate. Let the product work a little while. 
    2. Brush the stain diagonally to loosen it up.
    3. Dab on the stain or soil with the white lint-free cloth to transfer the stain or soil onto the cloth. Clean the cloth if needed to avoid re-transferring.
    4. If stain persists, repeat steps 1 to 3 with the Fabric Stain Remover. 
    5. Dry with the cloth and let it completely dry before using your sofa or use a hair dryer to speed up the process.




      Our team at J. edition are strong advocates of the phrase “prevention is better than cure”. With that being said, we highly recommend that you cultivate these good habits to maintain and prolong the lifespan of your sofa.