A luxurious leather sofa placed in your drawing room is definitely an attention puller. Well, undoubtedly it seems luxurious, but its maintenance and cleanliness may cost you a fortune! And the sad part is, if you want your sofa to stay charming for longer, you’ve to clean and maintain it properly. There are multiple contractors offering for the leather cleaning services but have you ever thought of doing it on your own? If not, it’s not very late for you start thinking about it. You might be surprised to know, your everyday kitchen ingredient, vinegar, can aid in your leather sofa cleaning. Read the section below how to clean leather couch with vinegar.
Ingredients Required for Cleaning Leather Couch
Leather cleaning with a harsh bleaching agent can rather result in damaging your beautiful sofa./ It is recommended to make your own mild cleaner using vinegar and clean your sofa once every 3 months. Ingredients required to make your own cleaner are:
- ¼ cup of Vinegar: It acts as a mild bleaching agent and removes any stains on the sofa.
- ¼ cup of Olive oil: Oil can extract and remove greasy stains or dirt sticking on the sofa surface.
- 10 drops of orange or lemon essential oil: Essential oils from lemon or orange will add a beautiful scent to your sofa.
- Paper Towels: Use these to clean the sofa using your self-made cleaner.
- Small bowl: Prefer a bowl to avoid spilling of the cleaner on to the floor.
- Water-based leather protector/conditioner: Water-based conditioners are great as they add on to the shine of your leather sofa, making them look new.
5 Steps To Clean Leather Couch With Vinegar:
- Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust and any spillings sticking on your sofa.
- Make a gentle cleaner by mixing vinegar and olive oil. You can add lemon or orange essential to add an additional soothing fragrance.
- Dip a clean towel in the cleaner and rub towel soaked in the cleaner gently on a small hidden area of the sofa as a patch test to check for any incompatibility.
- If things are smooth, use the same towel sipped in cleaner to clean the sofa. Vinegar bleaches the sofa while oil breaks up any dust and stains.
- Use a dry towel to wipe off any extra oil.
Just like every item in your home, your sofa also needs regular maintenance. Make sure to clean it regularly to increase its lifespan.