7 Steps to Clean a Leather Sofa Properly

Leather furniture adds a luxurious touch to your room decor with its rich color and supple feel. While leather may be opulent, it doesn’t require the kind of meticulous maintenance you might expect.

Furthermore, harsh cleaners can easily ruin your expensive sofa. Cleaners containing bleach or ammonia should also be avoided. Although leather is a durable material, it has a porous nature.

💥 The 7 steps:

1. Use a soft brush attachment to vacuum the sofa. If it doesn’t vacuum the dirt out of the crevices, the dust and grime might rub into the sofa when you wipe it with the cleaner. Make sure you vacuum it properly.

2. The dust particles are natural abrasives. As a result, when they come in contact with moisture, they can damage the material.
Make a cleaning solution by mixing equal parts water and white vinegar. If you prefer, you can add a few drops of commercial leather cleaner in the mix.

3. Using a soft cloth (ideally a microfiber cloth), dip it in this solution and wring it until it is damp but not totally saturated.

4. Using this cloth, wipe the entire sofa and rinse it in the cleaning solution as needed. The best way to clean is to start at the top and work your way down.

5. With a clean towel, dry the sofa. This task should not be done with a blow dryer because it can dehydrate the leather.

6. Next, mix one part of white vinegar and two parts of linseed oil or flax seed oil. Apply this mixture to the sofa with a soft, clean cloth. Let it sit overnight.

7. The next day, buff the sofa with a clean rag to restore its shine.

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