Leather sofas are great investment pieces for their durability, comfort and they will only improve with age. However, with all things, accident do happen and it can get slightly complicated when you have to deal with stubborn stains that end up on your leather, especially with light coloured sofas.
Your best bet is to get a professional cleaner who would have special cleaning agents to clean the stains off your leather effectively without damaging your sofa. If you’ve only got a small spot to clean, you can try these 5 cleaning hacks for your leather sofa:
1. Permanent Markers
Kids will be kids – if it’s not creating masterpieces on your walls, they will be doodling away on your sofa. This is a sure nightmare for every parent! Stay calm and in the spirit of c’est la vie, grab an aerosol hairspray to remove those marker stains. Spray a small amount of aerosol hairspray onto the stain and rub the remains with a soft cloth (preferably microfiber)
If your child has used a ball point pen, use eucalyptus oil or alcohol. Just dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and rub it on the stain to gently remove it.
2. Dark Coloured Stains
Dark coloured stains on light leather might seem impossible to remove but fret not! A little paste of lemon juice and cream of tartar could be your answer. Mix one part of lemon juice and one part of cream of tartar. Then, rub the mixture onto the stain and leave it in for 10 minutes. Repeat this step again and before finally wiping it off with a damp sponge.
3. Grease Stains
If your husband or son is a fast food junkie, don’t be surprised to find some grease stains on the sofa (if you’ve not noticed it before, now’s a good time to check!).
Before taking out one of your chemical cleaning solution, opt for a more natural cleaning product like baking soda. All you have to do is sprinkle some baking soda on the stained area and after leaving it in for a few hours, dust it off. The baking soda will absorb the oil caused by the grease, leaving your leather sofa nice and clean.
4. Mold & Mildew
Leather sofas that are seldom used or have been stored away, might catch on some mold and mildew. To remove them, combine equal parts of water and rubbing alcohol. Damp a clean cloth with this mixture and gently wipe the mold and mildew off. Repeat this several times until the mold and mildew completely disappears.
5. Professional Cleaner
If nothing works and you’re on a time strain, contact a professional cleaner to get all those stubborn spots and stains removed. Rather than risking damage to your expensive sofa, you can have a peace of mind knowing that the experts have got this covered!
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