How to Clean Your Leather Couch

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Leather furniture is both durable and stylish, but like all household furnishings it can gather soil and grime. If you have a leather couch, you may be wondering how to remove the dregs of toddler mishaps and grungy tomboys without damaging the leather in the process. You’ll be pleased to learn there’s a method in the madness, and cleaning a leather couch isn’t any tougher than dealing with its microfiber counterpart. By learning the process, you can remove the telltale signs of family use and prolong the life of your leather couch without too much fuss and bother.

Step 1

Vacuum the leather using a soft brush attachment and taking care to remove all loose dirt and dust from crevices and cracks.

Step 2

Pour 1 tsp. cream leather cleaner onto a soft, lint-free cloth. Fold the cloth in half and rub slightly to distribute the cleaner uniformly on the cloth.

Step 3

Clean the couch with the cloth, using a circular motion to cover the entire surface with the cream leather cleaner and adding more cleaner to the cloth as needed. The cream cleaner will dry to a dull haze.

Step 4

Buff the cleaner off, using a clean cloth and working in a circular motion until the haze has been completely removed.

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