Indeed, leather sofas are the best choice when it comes to upholstery furniture. Leather sofas are timeless, stylish, durable, and they are significantly easy to clean.
For a standard clean, a wipe down with a clean cloth or a quick should suffice. But as some people tend to make a fuss about a spilled drink on their white as milk leather sofa, we have created a step-by-step guide to clean and keep your leather sofa in the most pristine condition. This guide would work adequately for a stain that requires lifting or if you are simply doing an occasional cleaning session.
- Vacuum cleaner. (optional)
- Several microfibre cloths.
- White vinegar or saddle soap, gentle soap.
- Leather cream.
With that being said, let us get started with the guide.
1.Wipe away or vacuum any dirt.
Firstly, cleanse the surface of your leather sofa from dirt or grime. This will prevent the dirt from being subsumed into the sofa when you are wiping the surface with a cleaning solution.
If you are worried about scratching your sofa, use a soft brush attachment on the vacuum cleaner. Do not worry if you don’t have access to a vacuum cleaner as we said earlier, it is optional. Instead of a vacuum cleaner, use a microfibre towel or cloth to get the job done.
2.Make a cleaning solution using common household items.
The most basic rule which everyone should know when choosing the right soap for cleaning the sofa is, the gentler, the better. Implementing this rule is easy as the items required to prepare a solution are readily available in everyone’s bathroom.
A PH-balanced mild soap is an excellent option when cleaning leather. Regardless of its formation, be it a traditional bar soap or a liquid soap, mixing a few drops in warm water should form a diluted mixture. An even simpler alternative is to go half and half with white vinegar and warm water. These solutions are effective and do the trick like pros.
3.Test it first on a small section of your leather sofa.
Irrespective of the solution you chose, it is recommended to test it first before going all vigorous on the surface. Use a small section of the sofa as a testing area, preferably somewhere that is not easily visible. Pour a small amount of the solution onto the area and wait for it to dry out nicely. Later on, ensure that the results are just as you would expect them to be and that there isn’t any discolouration.
4.Carry on with the cleaning with a microfibre towel.
Now the real show begins. For this to take place, you are going to need two pieces of microfibre towel, one for drying and one for cleaning the sofa. Primarily, dip one microfibre cloth into the solution. Make sure to keep it damp and not soaking wet. If you are using the traditional bar soap, take the damp cloth and slide it against the soap.
Gently work your way from the top down firmly along the surface, remembering to clean the corners too. Whenever needed, rinse the cloth in the cleaning solution.
5.Use a leather conditioner.
After the cleaning, you would want to keep the sofa in brand new condition. In order to pursue this, use a leather conditioner with special properties to restore suppleness and moisture. It is recommended to use a conditioner every once or twice a year. However, you can also check the label of the sofa to get the precise recommendation about the suitable conditioner.
Never delay in the removal of stains as the longer they stick, the harmful they get. If you are hesitant about carrying out this cleaning process, we recommend opting for an upholstery cleaning service. Lounge Master being the best in the business provides the best crew available. For further information, feel free to reach out to us via phone or email.