Leather Couch Cleaning Tips!

In addition to our carpet cleaning services, Roy’s Carpet Cleaning also offers upholstery restoration, cleaning, and repair. We see a lot of damaged or unmaintained leather and wanted to write a blog on the best way to touch up your leather couches in order to get the most life out of them. Check out these tips below!

The Initial clean

With leather couches being generally smooth, you want to first remove all and any loose debris or crumbs of off the couch before adding a liquid cleaning agent. Using a vacuum with a soft brush attachment, go over the couch including the nooks and crannies of the couch where other small grime can find its way into.

Cleaning Solution

Once your leather couch is cleared of crumbs, dust, debris, etc. its now time to wipe down the couch with a cleaning solution. There are two ways one can go about obtaining a solution. If a light cleaning or cleanse of the couch is necessary, a homemade solution of equal parts white vinegar and warm water should do the trick. If a restoration is needed, there are also products that you can add a few drops to the solution mentioned above to add more cleaning power. You can find one of these commercial grade leather cleaning products at your local home goods store. Once you have mixed the solution, wipe down your entire couch with a fine cloth that is dampened with the solution. You don’t want to cloth to be dripping wet just damp.

After wiping down the couch with the solution take a dry towel to wipe off the moisture. Be sure to avoid using a blow-dryer or any other air generated heat source as this can dry out the leather causing it to crack.

Leather Couch Maintenance

To maintain the look of your clean and sleek couch, you can mix two parts linseed oil or flaxseed oil with white vinegar to give your leather couch a nice touching up in between cleanings. If there are specific stains that are giving you trouble, give Roys Carpet Cleaning a call!

Roys Carpet Cleaning: Your Leather Couch Upholstery provider!

As mentioned above, you there are stains that are giving you trouble, or you feel a professional restoration of your leather couch is in need, give us a call today. The tips mentioned are great for a quick, but the experts at Roy’s Carpet Cleaning will take the extra steps necessary to bring your leather couch back to life. Call Roy’s Carpet Cleaning today at 617-607-3399 or fill out a convenient online form!