Tips for Cleaning Leather Couches

cleaning your leather couchCleaning up your couches may be difficult at first because you cannot simply wipe it with a cloth. Some chemicals can ruin beautiful leather couches. You can clean those stubborn leather materials every three months or so. If you still do not feel like doing it regularly, you can do it twice a year. Here are some tips that can help you clean your leather couches carefully.

Steps for Cleaning Leather Couches

•  You can either use homemade cleaning materials for your leather couch or choose the recommended solutions by a manufacturer.

•  Aside from this, you can use the vacuum cleaner when cleaning leather surfaces of your furniture. Make sure to use a soft brush attachment to absorb all the dirt into the grooves. Otherwise, the grime will just be returned once you wipe it down with the cleaning solution.

•  For more sustainable cleaning schedules, you can just use a regular feather duster and a clean cloth to wipe down your couch.
Wipe down any liquid spills as quickly as you can. Having to wait for too long will allow the liquid to dry up into the dye itself leaving spots.

•  If you like, you can always ask a professional for help. This action will ensure the success of the cleaning endeavor instead of you just experimenting.

•  For light stains, you can use a damp cloth mixed with a mild soap with all-natural ingredients. Using harsh chemicals will cause the leather to dry up and become damaged.

•  For mold and mildew, spray the couch with a mixture of vinegar and water. As much as possible, use small amounts of fluid. The vinegar will serve as a disinfectant that will fight off the mold and mildew.

•  Use any particular brands of leather cleaners from the store for heavy stains. It is better to be safe than sorry.

•  When designing your room, put the leather couch as far away from the window as possible. Prolonged exposure to the sun will cause discoloration in the material.

As much as possible, use highly recommended cleaning materials for leather. Not doing so will strip the natural oils of the leather away, which will cause it to dry out and eventually crack. Yes, leather is indeed long lasting. However, you should still be careful when maintaining the couch because it is absorbent. When cleaning your leather, focus on the parts where attention is most necessary. Remember that less is more when dealing with leather materials in the house.

Robert Gibbon

I'm just a normal guy living in Los Angeles who likes to write about subjects as he's learning them. My current obsession is remodeling my home. We bought a place built in the 1970's, and it needs some love. Walk with me through my journey as I blog about all the fun things a homeowner can do themselves.