How To Maintain Your Leather Furniture

July 7th, 2011  |  Published in TIPS

Daily cleaning: For general cleaning, use a moisturizing soap. Lather with a soft cloth and wash to remove dirt and grime. Do not rinse to wash; just buff with a soft cloth, thus allowing the moisturizing soap to condition the leather.

Get rid of food stain: Remove food stain from light-colored leather furniture by mixing a paste of one part lemon juice with one part cream of tartar. Rub the paste on stain and leave for about 10 minutes. Remove with damp sponge.

Remove ink stains: Remove stains such as ink by dipping cotton and rubbing a cotton swab in alcohol and rubbing over the spot. Run a blow dryer. If the stain remains after drying, apply a thick coat of non-oily cuticle remover. Leave overnight and then wipe off with a damp cloth.

For road salt: Remove road salt from leather by mixing equal part of water and white vinegar. Dip a cloth in the mixture and wipe over the leather. Repeated a couple of times more if require. Buff and apply paste polish.

No sunshine: Keep the leather furniture out of direct sunlight to prevent drying and cracking of the leather. Direct sunlight can damage the leather.


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