How to Clean Your Leather Furniture
Posted on Mar 8 2012 at 12:38:49 PM in How-To
Having a leather piece of furniture in the room makes it beautiful and elegant. However, it is quite hard to maintain it. It gets damaged and scratched easily, especially by improper cleaning. Here is how to clean your leather furniture:
Most of today's leather furniture is covered with a top-coat protected leather that is generally safe to clean. Cleaners Frankston recommend you check the manufacturers cleaning instructions on the tags, to find out what type your leather is and what type of cleaning solution you can use on it.
If there are no special cleaning instructions, for regular maintenance, you will have to first vacuum the leather surface. Use the soft brush attachment with your vacuum cleaner. Otherwise, you might scratch the furniture. A good idea is to use a smaller hand vacuum, if you have one, because its suction is not so strong.
After that, take a bowl and in it, mix a few drops of liquid soap and a cup of distilled water. Stir the solution until suds form. Test this mixture on a small, inconspicuous area of the furniture. This way you will prevent discolouring and harming the leather If the solution is safe to use, take a clean cloth and dip it into the soapy water. Wring out the excess water. Divide the surface into small areas and work one area at a time. Wipe the leather surface with the damp cloth. Then take a second cloth and dip it in clean distilled water. Wring out all the excess water and wipe off the soap residue. Then take a third dry cloth and dry the surface with it. After that, cleaners Burnswick recommend you apply some leather protector or conditioner on the furniture. Follow the instructions of the product.
When you have done all that, continue with the other areas, use the same technique.