What do you clean leather couches with? Between my kids and the dog, the family room sofa looks terrible.
Ericka T., Durham, NC
You can your clean leather sofa in a few differentways. One method is to use a commercial leather cleaning product. You can find those sold online or in some stores.
Another way to get stains out of leather is to use a homemade mixture. If your couch is a white or cream color, you can see how to make asimple leather cleaner in this article:https://www.tipsbulletin.com/how-to-clean-leather-with-simple-homemade-leather-cleaning-recipes/
The ingredients of this homemade recipe are things you probably have at home right now. Mix up the vinegar and olive oil and test it on a small area out of sight. Then spray iton the leather. It’s best if you can let it sit for five minutes before you wipe it dry.
You can also dampen a cloth with a mixture of water, mild soap, and vinegar. This is handy to clean a light-colored sofa. If you want to remove ink stains, use a small amount of rubbing alcohol. Massage the alcohol into the spot with a cotton ball. The alcohol can dry out the leather, so plan on using a leather conditioner afterward.
Also, lemon juice and cream of tartar plus a microfiber cloth can work miracles on water-stained leather. You may have to let it sit a bit on the spot to let it work.
If you want to make your own leather conditioner, you’ll need beeswax, cocoa butter, and almond oil. Likewise, you’ll see the exact recipe in the article I mentioned above.
I hope these tips help you freshen up your couch in a jiffy.