The more you use it, the better and more vintage your leather furniture will look. We have found that following these guidelines will help to maintain your leather furniture. Keep leather out of direct sunlight. Never use detergents, polishes, preserves, or saddle soap. They can remove natural oils. Dust using a soft cloth dampened with distilled water or vacuum for routine maintenance. Most scratches can be removed by rubbing with your fingertips. The warmth of your hand releases natural oils that help marks disappear.