How to Clean a Leather Couch

Leather couches bring good taste and sophistication to any home. They are soft and comfortable, but their maintenance is easy picky. A leather couch attracts dust and dirt, but if you clean it frequently, without expecting dust to deposit, this piece of furniture will tangle easily and will have a far greater lifespan.

For a better and long-lasting maintenance, the leather couch must be placed away from heat sources such as stoves, heaters or radiators. Avoid placing them glued to the wall, or into direct sunlight, as it leads to discoloration.

Here’s how to clean the couch correctly:

  1. Vacuum the leather couch

Vacuum the entire surface of the sofa and dwell in areas where dust collects. We recommend to attach a thin head accessory to the vacuum cleaner hose, if you have one. Thus you can penetrate more easily into hardly to reach areas.

  1. Use a homemade solution

Mix water and white vinegar in equal amounts, then soak a cloth in the solution obtained and squeeze it well. Start to wipe the leather couch on the backrest and then move to the bottom. Wash the cloth in the solution of water and vinegar at a certain range. Squeeze it well, to avoid wetting the couch.

Also, you can replace vinegar with a moisturizing soap that does not dry the fabric. Insist in places where you see various spots of dirt, and finally, be sure to remove all traces of soap on the surface of the material.

  1. Dry your piece of leather furniture

If you’re thinking about using a hair dryer to dry your leather couch, it is not a good idea. It can dehydrate the skin and over time may damage it. The best solution is to use a dry towel, preferably one made of a material that does not leave lint behind.

  1. Provide luster to the couch (optional step)

If you don’t know with what to clean leather couches when you want to give them a little luster, resort to this natural solution. Of course, you can use any trade products, but you must have in mind that they have more chemicals in their composition.

To achieve the solution that I mentioned above, mix equal amounts of white vinegar and linseed oil. Use a very soft cloth for this step and apply the solution on the leather sofa gentle and with circular movements. After that, let it take effect overnight. The next day wipe the couch with a cloth to remove the excess oil so as to give the appearance of natural luster.

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