Among furniture items, leather sofas are unmatched in their elegance and sophistication. As distinguished as it is, maintaining it can be quite challenging, so its appearance may deteriorate more quickly than you might think.
In spite of the fact that leather appears to be a durable material, when you fail to properly care for it, you can experience unpleasant surprises. If you are not sure how to clean leather sofas, take a look at these instructions. You will be able to keep it in top condition for a long time.
If you do not spend a lot of time inside the house, you should clean your leather sofas once a month or every 5 to 6 months. Here is how to do it properly:
1. 🛋 Vacuum the leather couch
Be sure to vacuum the entire sofa surface and especially the dust-collecting areas.
2. 🧴 Use a homemade solution
Add equal amounts of white vinegar and water to a bowl. Use a cloth dipped in this solution to clean the problem areas.
In addition, you can replace vinegar with a moisturizing soap that won’t dry out the material. Clean the material by rubbing it in places where you see dirt stains, and then make sure the soap traces are removed.
3. 🧽 Dry your leather furniture piece
It is not a wise idea to use a hair dryer to dry leather furniture. The leather will dehydrate, which will lead to deterioration. A dry towel is the ideal option, preferably one made from a material that won’t produce lint balls.
4. ✨ Give a little gloss to your couch (optional step)
Use this natural solution to add a touch of sparkle to your couch. Additionally, commercial products can be used, but you must keep in mind that they contain more chemicals.
Make this solution by mixing white vinegar and linseed oil equally. Gently rub the solution on the couch with a soft cloth, using circular motions. Afterward, leave it overnight to take effect. The next day, wipe the couch with a cloth to remove excess oil and give it a natural shine.