Asked on Jun 10, 2016

What can I use as a home remedy for polishing my leather couch?

by Holly
I need to condition my leather couch. What can I use?
  10 answers
  • Eloise Eloise on Jun 13, 2016
    This is not a home remedy, but I bought a bottle each of leather cleaner and leather conditioner from a Lexus service department near me. I was amazed at how well these products worked on our leather sofa.
  • Terrie Terrie on Jun 13, 2016
    I don't have a home remedy but I use endust furniture cleaner to clean my 15 year old leather couches once a week I spray a good amount and wipe off with an old t-shirt. They still look pretty new. Hope it helps you. Do it at night so oils set in before someone sits on it. You might want to try it on the back to see if works on your couches before you spray them all.
  • Kathy Ruth Kathy Ruth on Jun 13, 2016
    I use olive oil. Rub it in well and polish up with a soft cloth. If it needs cleaning frat I use diluted vinegar and, again, a soft cloth.
  • Suzanne Suzanne on Jun 13, 2016
    I used Pledge Lemon Spray - cleans and conditions.
  • William William on Jun 13, 2016
    Endust and Pledge will work. I would not use olive oil or and vegetable oil as they become rancid over time.
  • Elaine Simmons Elaine Simmons on Jun 13, 2016
    I know this is not the question asked but Pledge Lemon Spray works well on stainless steel appliances as well.
  • Suzi willis Suzi willis on Nov 12, 2016
    I have a large leather couch that is approximately fifteen years old now. I have been using Johnson's Paste Wax 2-3 times a year all this time and it looks great, even after many dogs, cats and kids. I just rub it on with a clean cloth and buff it good with another one. A can will last a VERY long time.
  • Deb K Deb K on Oct 11, 2022

    Hi Holly, hope this helps you out. Mix two cups of warm water, a tablespoon of natural baby soap and a splash of vinegar in a bowl. Use a microfiber cloth to rub the conditioning mixture into the leather, making sure not to soak the area. Simply moisten the leather and leave the conditioner on the furniture.

    You don't need fancy leather moisturizer to take care of your favourite leather jacket. Petroleum jelly does the job just as well. Apply, rub it in, wipe off the excess, and you're ready to go.

  • Mogie Mogie on Oct 11, 2022

    I buy concentrated Murpheys Oil Soap. Then come home and make a spray bottle it only uses a few teaspoons.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 02, 2023

    I have heard of people using Vaseline to do this. Apply a light layer and gently rub it in, buff with a clean dry rag.