How to clean a leather couch

How To Clean A Leather Couch

As much as we’d like our leather couches to remain in perfect condition, the truth is that accidents are bound to happen. Even if you are lucky enough to avoid the drama of spills and stains, leather couches still need to be cleaned to get rid of any dust and bacteria build-up that is likely to happen over time. Is it always necessary to use top-of-the-range products to clean your leather couch? Not at all. In fact, some of the cleaning methods make use of tools and products you probably already have lying around. Learning how to clean a couch is an easy task, with only a few basic cleaning materials needed. 

Gather your cleaning supplies and follow the simple steps jotted down below to have your leather couch looking like a million bucks every single day. 

How To Clean A Leather Couch With Water And Vinegar

What You’ll Need:

  • A bowl
  • Water and vinegar
  • A vacuum cleaner
  • Two soft cloths

Follow the 5 easy steps listed below to restore a brand new look and feel to your couch with vinegar and water:

  1. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove any dust, dirt, or crumbs from your couch. Don’t forget to remove the cushions and get rid of the dirty bits underneath.
  2. Put equal parts of water and vinegar in a bowl to create a cleaning solution.
  3. Mix the solution thoroughly and soak a soft, clean cloth into it. 

NB – wring out the cloth so that it is not wet, but rather damp.

  1. Start by wiping any particularly dirty areas of the couch, making sure all evident stains and spots are removed. Finish by wiping over the entire surface area of the couch. 

NB – use small circular motions to wipe the dirtier areas instead of tough pressure applied moving back and forth, as this could damage the couch.

  1. Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe the couch a wipe down, making sure there aren’t any damp areas left behind. 

How To Clean A Leather Couch With Water And Dishwashing Liquid

What You’ll Need:

  • A bowl
  • Water and dishwashing liquid
  • A vacuum cleaner
  • Two soft cloths

With the tools listed above, use these 5 simple steps to clean your leather couch:

  1. Vacuum your couch to remove any dust, dirt, or crumbs. Make sure to remove the cushions if possible and vacuum the dirt underneath.
  2. Mix a small amount of dishwashing liquid with warm water in a bowl. 
  3. Soak a soft, clean cloth in the solution before wringing it out.

NB – when wringing out the cloth, make sure it is damp, not wet.

  1. Wipe any particularly dirty areas of the couch, making sure all evident stains and spots are removed. Then wipe over the entire surface area of the couch. 

NB – use small circular motions to wipe the dirtier areas instead of tough pressure applied moving back and forth, as this could damage the couch.

  1. Use a clean, dry cloth to give the couch one last wipe down. It’s important to make sure there aren’t any damp areas left behind.

How To Clean A Leather Couch With Leather Cleaners And Conditioners

What You’ll Need:

  • A leather cleaner
  • A leather conditioner
  • Two soft cloths

If your couch is in need of a deeper clean, use these 5 steps below after using one of the methods above: 

  1. Spray your chosen leather cleaner onto a cloth and not directly onto the couch to prevent spray marks.
  2. Clean your couch using a light and gentle wiping pressure. Make sure not to miss any spots, and pay extra attention to stained areas that need it most. 
  3. Once you’ve wiped away all of the cleaning product, spray or apply a small amount of conditioner onto a different cloth (not directly onto the couch).
  4. Polish your couch all around to give it an extra shine and layer of protection.
  5. Once you’re finished, leave the product to set in for an hour before using your couch.

Your leather couch is now ready to provide extreme comfort to you and your guests again while maintaining a look to be admired. Give your couch the maintenance it needs by cleaning it regularly with your newly learnt cleaning methods.