DIY Tips: How to Clean the Leather Sofas

Written by Posted On Monday, 23 September 2019 19:56

Leather sofas are a popular choice in most homes; they look stylish, sophisticated, and are comfortable. However, they come with significant responsibilities. They get dirty quickly and are prone to stains and scratches. It is, therefore, essential to give them the right care and treatment to keep them clean and in good condition. For all kind of professional cleaning services, you can contact Quick Cleaning Services in London.

Here is a guide on how to maintain leather sofas;

Cleaning the leather sofa;

You can use leather furniture cleaner products or homemade products. When using the furniture cleaner, always read and follow instructions of the product. If possible test the product. You require a vacuum cleaner that has a brush attachment. Gently brush the sofa and focus on areas where dirt
gathers mostly and then wipe it.

You will need;
 Distilled water
 White vinegar
 Two clean rags

The instructions for cleaning the sofa;
 In a bowl, combine equal parts of water and white vinegar.
 Dip your clean rag in the mixture and ensure to squeeze it before placing it in the leather.
 Wipe the sofa with the rag from top to bottom in a circular motion. After a few times, rinse your cloth and then start again.
 After covering the sofa with the solution, use a dry rag to wipe it.

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Removing some common stains from a leather sofa;

Accidents can happen no matter the precautions you take. Leather can tackle liquid stains, but it can be quite challenging to get rid of deep marks. Even if you would like to remove the sofa from your place and dispose of it, you can get in touch with the Quick Wasters, who are the best home conditioner.

This guide will get you ready for when it happens.
Grease stains;

These stains can be hard to remove if you leave them. Therefore, it is essential to clean it as soon as you notice it. The best way to remove it is by use of a commercial leather furniture cleaner. However, you can also use baking soda or corn starch and a clean cloth to remove it.

Here is how to do it;
 Gently wipe the stain when it comes into contact with the sofa. If it does not go away, sprinkle baking soda directly on that stain.
 Allow it to stay on the stain for some hours or overnight and then gently brush it with the clean cloth.

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 Ink stains;

These stains are common. You may accidentally drop a fountain pen of your sofa leaving an ink stain.
Here is how to deal with them;

 You will need rubbing alcohol, damp cloth, cotton ball, and clean cloth.
 Dip the cotton ball carefully in rubbing alcohol. It only needs to be slightly damp.
 Rub the cotton ball over the stain. Do not soak the leather.
 After removing the stain, use a damp cloth to clean any residue on the leather.
 Finally, use a clean cloth to dry the leather.
Conditioning the leather sofa;

Conditioning the couch is necessary to keep the leather soft and in good condition. Condition your leather once or twice a year. You can buy a leather conditioner or use a homemade conditioner. Always read and follow the instructions on the label of the conditioner. For a home conditioner, you will need;
 Lemon or tea tree oil
 White vinegar
 Clean cloth
Here are instructions on how to do it;

In a bowl, mix about ten drops of oil and two cups of the white vinegar.

Use the clean cloth and apply the mixture to your sofa. Rub it gently and in a circular motion.

Leave it overnight to dry.


Regular cleaning and care are vital to maintaining your leather sofa for long. In case of spills and stains, it is essential to attend to them immediately. You can always consult a waste clearance services professional if unsure how to remove stains. Conditioning the sofa is also important.

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