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Advice for Cleaning Your Leather Lounge

carpet 24 Jul 2013

Most people know that if you spill something on a leather lounge that you need to clean it up right away because leather is porous and will absorb the liquid and cause it to stain. So the best thing to do to avoid having to clean stains from a leather lounge is to always have it protected either with saddle soap or leather oil.

However, over time, a leather lounge will still get dingy and the best thing to clean it with is a solution of one part white vinegar and two parts linseed oil. However, make sure you buy the linseed oil at a leather shop and not at the grocery store. You want professional grade linseed oil, not food grade.

Cleaning a Leather Lounge

First, take the wand attachment of a vacuum and get all of the extra surface dirt out of the lounge, concentrating on the folds between the leather and other crevices if there are any.

Use a damp cloth in a circular motion to apply the linseed oil and white vinegar mixture. Never use an excess of moisture on the leather or it will ruin it and leave water stains. The white vinegar will cut through the buildup of grime and the linseed oil will condition the leather and make it resistant to future staining. Make sure to leave this solution on overnight. It will penetrate the grime and condition the leather much better if it has some time to work.

The next day, use a lint-free cloth to buff the solution out of the leather and remove any excess so that it does not attract dirt.

If your leather lounge is in particularly bad shape, don’t think that some miracle product is going to make it look like new because it won’t. It is best to let a professional cleaner make an assessment and tell you what the best expectation for your leather lounge is and then you can decide whether or not paying a professional for these results is worth it.

If this seems like a lot of effort, it is! If you’re interested in getting a quote for your lounge clean why not give us a call or send us an email and we’ll be in touch.


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