How To Clean a Leather Sofa

A leather sofa is a great choice to compliment modern home decor with styles from a Stressless sofa to a corner sofa. Varying in size from a two seater leather sofa to a three seater sofa. 

The sofa is possibly the most used piece of furniture in our living spaces. Family to guests to even our furry friends, the sofa is a place to hang out, chat, nap, read and watch, so from time to time its going to need some tlc.

Leather is a great choice because of its durability but as life happens on and around the sofa it will still require an amount of upkeep to maintain its appearance. Accidents will undoubtedly occur causing stains to your sofa, this article will guide you through how to keep care of this constant in your life. 

First, you need to determine the type of leather sofa you have, there are two types of leather, full-grain, and top-grain. Full-grain leather is the highest quality and is more durable, while top-grain leather is a lower quality and is more prone to scratches and fading. 

Start with a hoover of your sofa, using the upholstery bristle attachment to make sure not to damage the leather and to reach in all the crevasses. Next is to dust, use a soft cloth or micro-fibre, this ensures any dirt or pieces that were missed when hoovering are cleared away before moving onto cleaning the leather. 

Mix a solution of mild soap and water and use a soft cloth to gently clean the leather. Avoid using harsh chemicals, as these can cause damage to the leather. Rinse the cloth frequently and avoid soaking the leather, as this can cause water damage.

It's important to condition the leather it to keep it soft and supple. Use a leather conditioner specifically designed for your type of leather, and apply it according to the manufacturer's instructions.

To protect the leather from future damage, consider using a leather protectant. This will help repel water and oil-based stains and will also help prevent fading.

If your leather sofa has any stubborn stains, there are a few methods you can try to remove them. For oil-based stains, use a damp cloth to blot the stain, and then apply a leather cleaner specifically designed for removing oil-based stains. For water-based stains, use a solution of mild soap and water to gently clean the stain, being careful not to soak the leather.

To assist you in caring and maintaining your leather sofa here are two products from Stressless. The Leather Care Kit and a Leather Care Wipe Kit

Leather can fade if exposed to direct sunlight for long periods of time. If your leather sofa is near a window, consider installing curtains or blinds to protect it from the sun's rays.

To keep your leather sofa looking tip top, it's important to clean it on a regular basis. Consider doing a deep clean once a year, and doing a quick clean every few months to keep it in good condition.

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