Guidelines to Clean Leather Furniture to Keep It Looking New

Guidelines to Clean Leather Furniture to Keep It Looking New

To keep leather furniture looking good and keeping it in top condition it does require proper care. It should be dusted on a weekly basis using a soft brush that can be attached to the hose of your vacuum. You can also use a cloth and run it over the leather to dust it. It should also be cleaned every season, even if you don’t think it needs to be cleaned.

Leather is durable but it can dry out in dry climates, so use leather conditioner every 3 months to keep the leather smooth and moisturized which will help it to last longer and look better. Before applying leather conditioner you can clean it using cleanser specific for leather. Leather cleanser often is made out of moisturizing soap, use a small amount with a soft cloth to clean away any oils and dirt that has been collecting on the leather.

How to clean leather furniture when it comes to stains?

Stains and spills take more work than general leather cleaning. An ink spill may seem like a tragedy on your leather furniture, but it can be cleaned. Use a cotton ball and dab it in rubbing alcohol and gently rub it over the ink stain and the ink will lift off the leather and be transferred into the cotton. You can also use cuticle remover that is oil free or aloe vera to get rid of ink and grease stains, allow it to rest on the stain for a few hours and wipe it away with a damp cloth. After cleaning the ink stain away, let it dry completely. Some stains are darker than others and require different cleaning solutions. You can use one teaspoon or lemon juice with one teaspoon cream of tarter and mix it into a small paste for dark spots- you can increase the values to make more if needed. Gently rub the paste onto the stain and let it rest on the stain for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes apply another layer of the paste and gently work it into the first layer. Then use a damp sponge to wipe away the paste- you may need to use a small amount of moisturizing soap. Then using a dry soft cloth buff the leather dry. If the stain is greasy do not use water but a dry soft cloth to wipe it away. If some liquid spills onto the leather furniture clean it up immediately using a soft cloth.


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