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Some tips on how to clean a leather sofa?

I need to clean my leather sofa and I wouldn’t like to spoil it since I really like it. Which products do you suggest me? I don't like chemical cleaning products so I prefer natural remedies. Any suggestions? Furthermore the colour of the sofa is very light (it is cream) so I' really afraid to make any attempt without being sure of the result. Thank you.

Tue, 12/02/2013 - 13:28

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Don't worry and relax. There are many natural and useful recipes to clean leather. Personally I use a either lemon or oil to clean my leather armchair. Follow these directions.

With lemon: take 1/2 cup of lemon juice and mix it with 1/2 litre of warm water. Wipe your sofa with a cloth dampened in the mixture;

With oil: mix one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons of linseed oil and one tablespoon of white vinegar.

I recommend using a cloth of wool to wipe the leather.

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 17:59

I tried to clean leather with cleansing milk but unfortunately it didn't work and the result was that the leather was sticky and bad-smelling. It won't work, especially on persistent dirt such as make-up or oil. If the sofa has no particular stains but you just want to clean it to keep it shining, you can just use water, mild soap and a damp sponge. In most cases it is sufficient. An alternative is a solution of water, white vinegar and a few drops of eucalyptus. But in case of strong stains on my leather armchairs, I generally use a specific product for leather (ask a furniture seller to suggest you the best one). Some people say that trichlorethylene is useful but please do not even try or I'm afraid you will say goodbye to your sofa.

Wed, 15/05/2013 - 22:35

A friend of mine suggested me to use a common cleansing milk for skin to clean my leather sofa and it worked wonders. As a matter of fact, real leather needs to be treated with a delicate product that nourishes nourish and hydrates it, on the contrary the leather cracks and breaks in short. Use a cloth lightly dampened with cleansing milk (a cotton ball is sufficient in the case of small stains). Then rinse with a well-wrung and slightly damp cloth.

 

Thu, 16/05/2013 - 21:20

Don't worry and relax. There are many natural and useful recipes to clean leather. Personally I use a either lemon or oil to clean my leather armchair. Follow these directions.

With lemon: take 1/2 cup of lemon juice and mix it with 1/2 litre of warm water. Wipe your sofa with a cloth dampened in the mixture;

With oil: mix one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons of linseed oil and one tablespoon of white vinegar.

I recommend using a cloth of wool to wipe the leather.

Wed, 13/02/2013 - 17:59

I tried to clean leather with cleansing milk but unfortunately it didn't work and the result was that the leather was sticky and bad-smelling. It won't work, especially on persistent dirt such as make-up or oil. If the sofa has no particular stains but you just want to clean it to keep it shining, you can just use water, mild soap and a damp sponge. In most cases it is sufficient. An alternative is a solution of water, white vinegar and a few drops of eucalyptus. But in case of strong stains on my leather armchairs, I generally use a specific product for leather (ask a furniture seller to suggest you the best one). Some people say that trichlorethylene is useful but please do not even try or I'm afraid you will say goodbye to your sofa.

Wed, 15/05/2013 - 22:35

A friend of mine suggested me to use a common cleansing milk for skin to clean my leather sofa and it worked wonders. As a matter of fact, real leather needs to be treated with a delicate product that nourishes nourish and hydrates it, on the contrary the leather cracks and breaks in short. Use a cloth lightly dampened with cleansing milk (a cotton ball is sufficient in the case of small stains). Then rinse with a well-wrung and slightly damp cloth.

 

Thu, 16/05/2013 - 21:20
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