Do you want to know how to clean a sofa? With some simple steps you can keep your couches looking brand new.
I did a tutorial on “How To Deep Clean Your Couch” for a cloth or microfiber couch a while back and since then I have been asked – “What about leather couches?” We have leather couches in our home. When you spend that kind of money, you want to take good care of them. I thought I would share how we clean our leather couches with you. I’m also a big fan of staying away from harsh chemicals and cleaning as naturally as possible.
Here is our main leather couch.
Before you start, there are so many different kinds of leathers, dyes, etc. Make sure to spot test your couch before jumping in.
Here are the instructions for cleaning your leather furniture
1. Vacuum your sofa
First thing I do is vacuum out all of the creases of your sofa with a crevice tool.
My cushions on this couch are attached. If your cushions can be removed, remove them and vacuum the entire base of the couch first.
2. Dust your sofa
Next, I vacuum the entire couch using the brush attachment. This helps get up all of the dirt and dust sitting on the couch.
3. Wipe down your sofa to clean it and remove stains
I use a damp microfiber cloth and wipe down the whole couch. I use a Norwex Envirocloth.
If you have some spill marks, use your microfiber cloth to carefully wipe those away. If you have an oil spot – blot it with a clean cloth and leave it alone. The oil will be absorbed by the leather over time.
I follow that up with drying it off with a chamois.
That is the basics for cleaning your leather couch.
4. Adding a leather couch conditinoer
Bonus – Leather needs to be conditioned. I strongly suggest buying a leather conditioner from a store that sells leather furniture. The conditioner will keep the leather from drying out and cracking and protects it. You only need to do this step once every 6 months to a year depending on your climate.
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