Cleaning Your Leather Couch

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30 Minutes

We have leather couches in our home. When you spend that kind of money, you want to take good care of them. I thought I would share how we clean our leather couches with you.

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Here is our main leather couch.

Before you start, there are so many different kinds of leathers, dyes, etc. Make sure to spot test your couch before jumping in.

First thing I do is vacuum out all of the creases with a crevice tool.

My cushions on this couch are attached. If your cushions can be removed, remove them and vacuum the entire base of the couch first.

Next I vacuum the entire couch using the brush attachment. This helps get up all of the dirt and dust sitting on the couch.

I use a damp microfiber cloth and wipe down the whole couch. I use a Norwex Envirocloth.

If you have some spill marks, use your microfiber cloth to carefully wipe those away. If you have an oil spot - blot it with a clean cloth and leave it alone. The oil will be absorbed by the leather over time.

I follow that up with drying it off with a chamois.

That is the basics for cleaning your leather couch.

Bonus - Leather needs to be conditioned. I strongly suggest buying a leather conditioner from a store that sells leather furniture. The conditioner will keep the leather from drying out and cracking, and protects it. You only need to do this step once every 6 months to a year depending on your climate.

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