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3 Easy Steps to Clean Your Leather Sofa

You know that buying a sofa is not as easy as purchasing other pieces of furniture. Why so? First of all, it is because the various styles available in the market that can bring confusion to you. The color and pattern options do matter as well, for they have to be matched with the overall interior design of the room where you place the sofa; unless you do not mind the room looks tacky. However, there is one more thing that is actually more complicated than choosing a sofa: maintaining it when you had one. It can cost you a lot of money to call a professional to clean the sofa especially if the material is too fragile. So be happy that you decided to buy a leather sofa for it is relatively easy to clean.

best-leather-sofa-cleaning-tipsYes, a leather sofa gives a classic look to your room with dark brown or camel as the commonly used colors. They are rightly called as the best sofa bed among the classic sofa furniture. Besides the appearance, the thing you should be grateful for having this in your room is that it is easier to be cleaned compared to other types of sofa. You do not want to call for a pro to do this job? It does not matter, you can do it yourself by following the steps:

Step 1

The first step to do to clean your leather sofa is getting a gentle cleaner for the material. You can get a bottle in a department store, or if you do not want to spend money on this, you can make your own cleaning solution. How do you make the cleaner liquid? It is cheap and easy: mix equal parts of water and white vinegar in a bowl and stir the well.

Step 2

Now when the cleaning solution is ready, it is the time to get a rag and clean the surface of the leather sofa. Remember, you do not apply the cleanser directly to the surface. You need to apply it on a rag and use that to apply the cleanser to the leather surface without missing any details of the furniture. Note that you need a damp rag, not a soaking wet. You are done with this, take a dry and fresh rag to clean the cleaning product from the surface.

Step 3

You see that your leather sofa is now clean, but this is not the end. Do not forget to condition the sofa overnight by applying a mixture of white vinegar and linseed or flax oil with the ratio of 1:2. Use a dry and clean rag to apply the self-made conditioner in all parts of the leather sofa. Let the solution work overnight and later on, rub the sofa using a clean rug to make it shine. Easy, don’t you think?


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