You have to be very careful of how you clean bonded leather because the
surface can easily be damaged by heavy soap or alcohol based products. In some cases, the wrong cleaner can mean your
bonded leather couch or chair cracks. The fortunate thing, though, is that you don’t have to use leather conditioner because there’s not enough
real leather to need it. Cleaning is also simple and inexpensive: vacuum
your furniture regularly to remove dirt and debris, and wipe it down with
a lightly dampened cloth. Use a soft dry cloth to remove any moisture
and ensure that the surface is completely dry.
Repairing bonded leather can also be more difficult and more expensive than genuine leather. Lower bonded leather furniture durability means
that repairs are rarely as strong as the original fabric, and a tear may
come open again with routine use. There are leather repair kits available
to help scratches and discolored areas blend in, however.