How to Safely Clean Leather Furniture
MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018
When cleaning leather furniture, it is important to be very gentle with the furniture as it is easy to cause scratching and discoloration. While we do recommend contacting a professional instead of attempting yourself, these steps are what we recommend if you do attempt a home remedy:
- First step is to vacuum the furniture with a soft bristle brush. The softer the bristles the better, this will ensure the brush will be less likely to leave scratch marks. Remove all debris and really focus on the creases and folds of the couch. To make sure all the debris is gone, dust the furniture with a feather or microfiber duster.
- Create a homemade solution that will be safe to use on the leather. Combine equal parts water and white vinegar in a small bowl. It is best to use room temperature, distilled water (not tap water).
- Dip a rag in the solution but make sure it is damp and not dripping wet. Be sure to test the solution on a small part of the furniture before proceeding, to ensure it won’t cause discoloration or other harm. Scrub the stain lightly, working in small sections.
- Using a clean rag, wipe the sofa dry before moving on to the next section.
If stains remain, contact a professional carpet and upholstery cleaner that specializes in leather cleaning! This route will ensure there won’t be any damage to your beloved furniture.
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