Cleaning and caring for those luxurious couches is tricky as you cannot just wipe it down with anything. Harsh chemicals can ruin your expensive leather couches. It is suggested that you clean those leather couches every three months or at least twice a year. For tips on how to care and clean your leather couches, follow these easy steps carefully.
Steps for cleaning your favourite leather couches
- You can either make a gentle yet effective cleaner at home, or you can use leather cleaner which is recommended by your couch manufacturer.
- Vacuum the couch surface with the soft brush attachment. Make sure it sucks up all the dirt in the grooves of the couch otherwise the dirt and grime could be rubbed into the couch when you wipe it with the cleaning solution.
- For regular weekly cleaning you can simply just wipe the couches off with a clean dry cloth or dust it off with a feather duster.
- Attend to any spills immediately, or else the fluid will penetrate the dye and leave spots. Blot the fluids as soon as possible.
- If you prefer, you can get stubborn spots or stains removed by a professional cleaner. Instead of trying to remove the stubborn stain by yourself with experimental methods.
- For a lightly soiled area, wipe with a damp soapy cloth. Use a mild all natural soap as harsh soap will cause the leather to dry out.
- You can also wipe away loose dirt with a dry clean cloth. This will also keep the surface of the leather dry.
- If there is any mold or mildew, lightly spray the leather surface with a mild solution of vinegar and water. Try using as little liquid as possible. Vinegar is a mild disinfectant and should kill the mold or mildew.
- Use specific leather cleaner that is available from your local store if the stain is too heavy or stubborn to be removed. It’s best to be safe.
- Remember not to put your leather couches near the window where there is a lot of sun as this can cause the colour of the leather to fade.