Once it has occurred, dye transfer is almost impossible to remove. Prevention is the best cure. Light coloured leather sofas can be at risk from discolouration due to dye transfer from dark or bright coloured clothing, scatter cushions or throws. This usually builds up over time but can also happen if damp clothing, wet towels or even printed newspapers are placed directly onto the furniture.
Prevention is key where there is risk of dye transfer, as there is little that can be done to reduce the effects once it has occurred. If you have purchased a light coloured sofa, it is a good idea to make sure that any scatter cushions or throws placed on the sofa are colourfast.
If you choose a particularly light coloured sofa, you should take care when wearing dark coloured clothing, especially jeans, as the dye can sometimes transfer onto the fabric. Another way to counteract this effect is to make sure you use your furniture evenly and regularly clean cushions where possible.
The best way to ensure you have peace of mind with the Sofashield. This will protect you in the event of accidental dye transfer on the leather of your sofa. It may be that part of your sofa may need to be replaced. You can use the Sofashield as many times as you need for 5 years, up to the cost of your sofa.
Find out more about our Sofashield here.