Leather living room furniture is generally not cheap. So it’s a good idea to protect your investment. This can be done in several ways. One way is to be aware of common and occasional cleaning and maintenance methods.
How can I maintain my leather sofa at home?
Some of the following tips are specific to cleaning lounge leather upholstery:
Using water-based soap
Make sure you use the right water-based soap. Also, believe it or not, it is best to use foam-based cleaners, which are used by most leather furniture owners today.
Test before cleaning
Stool cleaner is not suitable for most modern leathers. In most cases, it is too harsh, but of course, this depends on the type of leather. To be safe, don’t use it or test it on a hidden part of the fabric before applying it to the entire sofa.
Avoid damaging solution
Do not use cleaners containing silicone, such as those found in many common leather polishes. Some that contain pure oil may work, but you should use them with caution. This is because many of them contain ingredients that could potentially damage your entire leather collection.
NOT to do
A very important tip on what NOT to do is this: DO NOT use baby leather clothes! This is – believe it or not – one of the worst mistakes you can make. The skin is nothing like a baby’s, so you won’t get the results you want with this product. It will only ruin your living room sofa.
Also, keep in mind that using dishwashing detergent can attack the surface of the leather upholstery. This is not recommended as the salts added to this dishwashing liquid cause many problems. Please use the soap recommended for this purpose.
Use water-based cleaner
Contrary to popular belief, it seems that oils can prevent the rewetting of the leather surface. Therefore, the use of water-based cleaners is generally recommended.
Avoid excess use of water
When wiping down each piece of leather, be careful not to use too much water, as this can damage your living room sofas. Flooding with water can cause faster wear or damage.
Best way to clean
We recommend that you maintain your sofa with a damp cloth soaked in a soap solution. There is really no better way to clean your living room leather collection.