While leather furniture is expensive, with a little patience and care, it can last a lifetime.
Forget harsh chemicals – these natural cleaning tips will make old or stained furniture look great. The best part is, you probably already have everything you need at home.
Before giving these tips a try, read the instructions from your manufacturer, (if you still have them).
Grease stain? Luckily, leather is an extremely forgiving material – most of the time!
When cleaning grease stains, use a dry, soft cloth. Don’t use a damp cloth, as it will not be able to remove the grease. Simply press down to blot up as much grease from the leather that you can.
Sprinkle with talcum powder or cornstarch, and allow the powder to sit for a while, before gently brushing away with a soft bristle brush. You may need to repeat this method a couple of times.
While water stains might look like a pain, they can be easily cleaned. To remove a water stain, blot with a soft cloth as soon as the spill occurs.
If the stain has dried up before you got to it, it may be a little harder to remove. Using a damp cloth, wipe outwards, starting from the stain. Try to use less moisture as you go outwards. Don’t scrub as this will only deepen the stain.
Ink stains on leather are the hardest to remove. Depending on the ink and the size, the stain might need to cleaned by a professional. Like any other stain, the fresher the better. Luckily, small ink stains, might disappear gradually over time, however you can try cleaning these stains with a gentle soap solution.
If a stain seems too hard to remove, consult with a professional.