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How to Keep Your Leather Sofa in Great Condition

24 November 2010 1,917 views No Comment

Leather sofas can cost a lot of money. They are one of the most popular styles of sofas currently available and they do tend to look really stylish. However, without proper care they could soon start to become damaged quite easily.

There are several things that you can do to maintain a leather sofa and here you will fin the best tips to do so.

Consider Natural Cleaning Solutions

The main thing that you need to remember with leather sofas is that they need to be cleaned quite gently. You should never use harsh chemical cleaners on the sofa. If you do want to use a chemical cleaner then make sure that it is specifically designed with leather in mind. The best way to clean a leather sofa however, is with a natural cleaning solution.

Mix together a cup of salt water, one teaspoon of flour and two tablespoons of baking soda. Use a damp cloth and dip it into the mixture before gently wiping the sofa. Make sure that there are no clumps of flour as they can be difficult to wipe off. Use a dry cloth to wipe the sofa clean and you should then notice that it looks brighter and almost brand new.

Clean Up Stains Immediately

If you happen to spill something on the sofa then it is important to clean it up right away. Use a damp soft cloth to wipe over the stain and that should do the trick. Ideally you should always keep some specialist leather cleaner in the home in case of tough stains.

Be Wary of Pets

If you have pets, especially cats, there is a chance that they will scratch and mark the leather sofa. You can remedy this by placing a cover over it. Or you may just need to constantly watch the animals so that they don’t ruin your sofa!

These are just some of the tips that you should follow to clean your leather sofa. Just remember not to use any harsh chemical cleaners.

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