Leather will last forever with proper care and maintenance. So, why not learn how to maximize the cost-effectiveness and keep your leather sofa looking shiny and new? Leather care tip number one? Please keep it in a “out of the sun” place to prevent fading. Once refreshed and renewed, leather will last for years with regular care. So how often should you clean your leather sofa? We recommend cleaning light leather once every six months and dark leather once a year. Once you master the steps below, cleaning your leather sofa will become part of your regular cleaning routine.