How to Clean Leather

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You invested a lot to have nice leather furniture. To make it last for years to come, make sure to take care of it and keep it looking new by using some simple home remedies. Below are some common at home DIY solutions to clean your leather furniture and keep it looking new.

Leather Cleaner

Leather cleaner is a quick and easy way to give your chair or sofa a "like new", freshened up look. Give your piece of furniture a spray or two and rub gently with a cloth. Repeat as needed.

Leather Cleaner

Vinegar & Linseed Oil

Vinegar and linseed oil is a great home remedy to clean leather. This mixture consists of one part vinegar and two parts linseed oil. To apply, simply mix in a small jar and apply with a cloth by rubbing into furniture.

Vinegar and Linseed Oil

Rubbing Alcohol & Water

Combine one part rubbing alcohol and one part water into a small bucket or pitcher. Rub into furniture with a cloth. Consider using conditioner afterwards as rubbing alcohol can dry out leather.

Rubbing Alcohol and Water

Cuticle Remover

Not commonly known, but very useful, cuticle remover is a great at-home remedy to cleaning pen marks out of furniture. If you notice any pen marks on your leather chair or sofa, they can easily be removed with cuticle remover. Just dab a small amount on the stain and rub away with a cloth. If it doesn't work the first time, let it sit for 24 hours and try again.

Some other general tips on protecting your leather furniture:

  • Keep out of direct sunlight to avoid fading
  • Clean furniture on a regular basis to keep it around for years to come

Watch our How to Clean Leather video below for a quick overview and demonstration of our leather cleaning tips!

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