However, we spent a lot of our time on the sofa – watching TV, reading books, resting, and well, very often eating while doing all of that. Even if you are careful and you want to keep it safe, you still might drop something or an accident can occur. Whatever the reason, sometimes we face the stains on leather sofas and no one wants that!
That’s why we’ve prepared a guide for you for cleaning a leather sofa with a few easy steps – quickly and efficiently!
1. Step one
Before you focus on each stain or with the general cleaning of your sofa, make sure you wipe it down with a microfiber cloth and use a vacuum to get rid of dust that was left behind or some small crumbs. You need to be gentle with the leather but still, carefully remove any dirt so that you can then clean it with the proper tools.
Another important tip for you – when you are using a vacuum, put the soft brush attachment to avoid any stretches that otherwise might appear. Still, if you don’t have one, the microfiber will be a good second choice.
2. Step two
Now you can approach your leather sofa with some cleaning solutions. The first and easiest one is to use a soap with warm water with a ratio 50:50 to clean regular stains and keep it fresh.
You don’t necessarily need to be using a special soap for leather, but if you want the cleaning to be more efficient you can definitely try one. You also don’t have to mix it with the water but our experience has shown that this way it is easier to remove the dirt.
When you cover the whole sofa area, use another cloth or clean your soaked with soap one, and wipe again your sofa. You don’t want to leave any soap on the leather because it might lead to new stains.
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3. Step three
To clean a leather sofa from ink stains you will have to try some different things than household products. You will need some rubbing alcohol. Use a cotton ball and soak it with alcohol, then gently dab on the place and make sure you are not rubbing because you might damage the leather!
You can repeat this a few times with new alcohol-soaked cotton balls. When you are finished, wipe down the area with a soft cloth and warm water.
Additional cleaning solutions
Probably the best way to clean a leather sofa is to make a miraculous mixture of vinegar and water. This always helps when you want to get rid of some dirty stains left on your sofa. Don’t go over the whole couch but just the affected areas. When you are finished, don’t forget to wipe it all out with a clean cloth to make sure no vinegar is left on it.
Something else you might want to try is a conventional conditioner for leather goods. You can find different types of cream and conditioners that help restore the looks of your sofa.
Furthermore, often eating food on the sofa leads to grease stains – and these could be the worst ones. However, it’s still possible to get rid of them. To clean your leather sofa from grease, you’ll need a degreaser, baking soda, or flour if there is an oil that needs to come out. Use baking soda or flour to let sit for a few hours (preferably overnight) and then wipe and clean with the degreaser.
Keep your sofa clean!
You don’t need to suffer from the domestic cleaning tasks, there is a solution to everything and we are here to help! Whether you need to clean a leather sofa or a regular one that needs a careful touch, we have one more great offer for you.
Upholstery cleaning from professionals at your home might be just what you need to have your sofa looking excellent again. With the power of steam cleaning, even the most persistent stains that are deep in the fabrics can go out in no time. We use a top-notch hot water extraction system to make sure we reach the core of a dirty stain and remove it forever.
Don’t waste any more time! Bring back the shining fresh looks of your sofa and spend your quality time there enjoying your home at its best. And with the help of professional cleaners in London, you can have it as soon as possible!