Cleaning a leather sofa is relatively easy, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First, leather is a natural material and is therefore susceptible to staining and fading if it is not properly cared for. Second, leather is also a porous material, meaning that it can absorb liquids and dirt if it is not cleaned on a regular basis.
To clean a leather sofa, you will need:
- A vacuum cleaner
- A soft cloth
- Leather cleaner
First, vacuum the sofa to remove any surface dirt and debris. Then, using the soft cloth, apply the leather cleaner to the sofa, following the instructions on the bottle. Once you have applied the cleaner, use the cloth to wipe the sofa down, using circular motions. Finally, dampen the cloth with water and wipe the sofa down again to remove any residue from the cleaner.
Then, mix a solution of mild soap and water and use a soft cloth to gently wipe down the sofa. Be sure to rinse the cloth frequently in clean water to avoid leaving any soap residue behind. Once you’ve finished cleaning, allow the sofa to air dry completely.
If your sofa has any stubborn stains, you can try spot-cleaning with a mild solvent such as rubbing alcohol, white spirits or white vinegar. Dab a clean cloth in the solvent and blot the stain gently until it disappears. Again, be sure to rinse the cloth frequently in clean water and allow the sofa to air dry completely before using it.
Let the sofa air dry. If possible, position it in a spot where it will get plenty of fresh air circulation. Avoid using artificial heat sources like drying machines or direct sunlight that could damage the leather’s finish.
Once it’s thoroughly dry, use a soft cloth to buff the surface of the leather sofa to give it an attractive sheen and help protect its finish. The more you take care of your furniture, the longer it will last and stay looking great!