Leather is very popular because it’s durable and makes anything look fancier. It’s also a very easy material to clean and will last a long time with the proper care. Make your leather upholstery shine by following this guide on how to clean leather furniture.
Dust Before Washing
Always remove all loose dirt and dust before cleaning a leather surface. You can use a vacuum or soft brush to remove any loose debris. Vacuum or brush the cracks of the furniture, between the cushions, and underneath the cushions as well.
How to Clean Leather
Use any moisturizing soap to clean leather furniture. Mix your favorite moisturizing soap with warm water in a bowl. Dip a soft cloth into the water and squeeze out the extra water. You do not want to over-wet the leather surface. Dry in a buffing motion using a clean dry cloth.
Clean with Vinegar and Water
It is acceptable to clean all leather with a vinegar and water solution. Add equal parts water and vinegar to a spray bottle and spray the surface of the leather. Wipe down the leather with a soft clean cloth. Use another clean dry cloth to gently buff the leather dry.
How to Remove Stains
Rubbing alcohol works well for removing ink and other blemishes on leather, like mold or mildew. Dip a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and gently rub the stain until the ink or mold has been removed.
Clean Leather Furniture
Your leather furniture will smell fresh and look great with all the work you have put into cleaning it. These guidelines will help you, but you might consider getting a professional cleaning service to help you as well.