How to Clean Leather Sofa

In a very simple and practical way, we bring you this tip: how to clean your leather sofa. Regardless of the type of fabric, cleaning upholstery is always essential and it is very important that each material is treated properly, according to its characteristics and peculiarities, especially when we talk about material as sensitive as leather.

How to Clean Leather Sofa

How to clean leather sofa

Evaluating the stains

The first step is to analyze and evaluate the stains you have on your leather sofa. If there are stains, you can treat them with 96° GL alcohol, which is the most common ethyl alcohol.

Using a small piece of cotton soaked in alcohol you will lightly rub over the stains.

Cleaning the leather

Items needed for cleaning leather:

  • A soft sponge (if dishware, you should only use the yellow/soft side).

  • Neutral soap can be in bar or liquid

  • 2 to 4 Microfiber Cloths

  • A soft brush (for nails)

  • bucket with water

You should wet the sponge and apply soap to it, then rub the sponge in circular motions across the sofa. Always clean part by part, in small pieces, so you don’t get lost and don’t leave anything out of cleaning.

If there is any part that is a little more dirty or grimy, after passing the sponge, brush it lightly in this place.

With a damp microfiber cloth, remove excess soap and dirt left on the sofa, and then wipe with a dry cloth.

Repeat this entire process on your entire upholstery. This is a super simple and practical way to clean your leather sofa.

Special care for leather

Over time, leather tends to become dry and hard, and this causes cracks, wear, and also peeling. To avoid this, it is very important that the leather is properly hydrated.

There are several types of leather moisturizers on the market, but if you don’t want to invest in a specific product, you can use a skin cream, apply it with a sponge, and remove the excess with a dry cloth.

Remember that this process is for a maintenance cleaning that you can periodically perform on your upholstery. But it is important that annually you carry out professional hygiene on all your upholstery, to ensure the elimination of fungi, mites, and bacteria that accumulate and proliferate in the upholstery.