There are many reasons people buy leather furniture. If you live in an extremely hot climate, the cool leather can give you some reprieve from the heat. Another benefit lies in the low maintenance required to upkeep leather furniture. Leather is incredibly kid and pet friendly. There are times that even your leather furniture could use some spot cleaning though, and you may be wondering how to safely clean it without causing any damage to your furniture. Heart of Texas Chem-Dry is here to share some tips to help you get any unwanted spots off your leather furniture safely.
How to Remove Stains from a Leather Sofa
The first step in getting rid of a spot or stain on your leather furniture requires getting rid of any loose or stuck on debris. If it is adhered to the furniture use a spoon or other dull item to scrape it off before treating the stain. Next, a mixture of equal parts vinegar and warm water work well at removing basic spots or stains from your leather. Remove excess water from the clean white cloth you are using to clean the furniture since over saturating the leather could cause damage. Once you have removed the stain, use a dry white cloth to pat the furniture dry and remove as much of the liquid as possible.
How to Remove Oil & Grease Stains from Leather
When it comes to grease stains on your leather furniture, working quickly is imperative in successfully removing them. Using cornstarch or baking soda will help soak up as much of the oil or grease as possible. You may have to let the powder sit on the stain for several hours to get as much of it as you can out before working with a solution to clean the rest.
How to Remove Ink Stains from Leather
Ink can ruin any upholstered surface if it isn’t cleaned the right way. As soon as you notice ink stains, saturate a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and gently blot the stain. Be sure to avoid touching any surface that isn’t saturated in ink to avoid damaging it. Once you have removed it, use a clean rag to finish cleaning the area.
Removing Coke Soda, Lemonade, Alcohol & Other Stains Stains Out of Leather
Sometimes accidents happen, and a drink is spilled on furniture. When soda, coffee, tea, juice, wine or other drinks are spilled on your leather furniture, clean it right away before it dries and settles into the surface. Once you have soaked the liquid up with a clean cloth, you can continue to clean the surface with a solution safe for leather. It’s important to remember that whenever you are working to clean leather you need to remove any excess moisture as much as possible when finished.
Leather Upholstery & Furniture Cleaning & Conditioning in Waco, Dallas, Harker Heights, Cedar Park, Allen & the State of Texas
At Heart of Texas Chem-Dry, we offer leather cleaning to keep your leather furniture like new and extend its life. Our professional cleaning technicians will ensure your leather isn’t damaged in the process and looks beautiful when we are done. Call us today!