How To Clean A Leather Sofa: Cleaning Tips You Can Do
Posted on by Beirut Abu Hdaib
Leather sofas can add a touch of luxury and elegance to any type of home. They also make comfy seats. However, cleaning leather sofas can be exhausting as the furniture pieces require special care and attention.
As part of my furniture cleaning tips series, let me show you how to clean a leather sofa by sharing a few tips. These leather sofa cleaning tips are simple and easy to do and will not require any expensive equipment.
Safe Tips on Cleaning Your Sofa
Thoroughly vacuum out the dust using the soft brush attachment.
Dampen a microfiber cloth with a natural cleaning solution (water + vinegar) or a commercial cleaner.
Use the cloth to wipe down the sofa from top to bottom.
Rinse the cloth when needed.
Use a clean towel to dry the sofa.
Condition the leather using a natural, wax-based conditioner.
To remove mold and mildew from your leather sofa, clean the affected area with a solution consisting of equal parts of water and rubbing alcohol.
For ink and marker stains, use rubbing alcohol or eucalyptus oil.
To get rid of grease stains, you can apply baking soda and brush it off after a few hours.
You can also use non-acetone nail polish removers, baby wipes, and even toothpaste to get rid of different types of stains on your leather sofa.
Things to Remember:
Pay attention to the crevices in your sofa. Clean these gaps carefully. Otherwise dust and grime might settle and accumulate.
Never dry your leather sofa using a blow dryer.
Never apply cleaners directly to the sofa.
You can regularly dust off your leather sofa using a dry cloth or a duster.
Sunlight can dry up the leather. As such, keep your leather sofas away from areas where they will get exposed to direct sunlight.
Handle spills as soon as you see them. Liquids can quickly penetrate the leather and leave spots that are harder to clean.
Always test the cleaning products you plan to use on a small hidden area on your sofa.