Many people love owning one or more leather sofas as they add a touch of luxury and elegance to their homes and can be extremely comfortable as well. However, leather sofa owners usually find cleaning them to be a tiresome process, since they often require special care and attention.
As part of my furniture cleaning tips series, today I will be sharing with you some tips on how to safely clean your leather 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 combination 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, otherwise dust and grime will get rubbed into the leather.
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.
Do not expose your sofa to direct sunlight, as it will dry the leather.
Spills that are not immediately taken care of will penetrate the leather and leave spots.