How to clean and restore leather furniture is simple if you think of it like skin. White Wizard Stain Remover is fragrance-free, paraben-free, non-abrasive, non-flammable, biodegradable, and safe on skin.
Use White Wizard with confidence to clean your leather sofa and keep it in good condition for many years. Follow these steps to clean and restore leather furniture.
How to Clean and Restore Leather Furniture
- Remove large debris with a vacuum. Using the vacuum’s hand tool, remove any debris from the sofa. Focus around the creases and folds of the couch.
- Use the vacuum’s brush attachment. Attach the brush tool to the vacuum’s hand tool and run the brush over the leather of the couch. The brush bristles are soft and less likely to scratch the surface of the sofa.
- Dust the sofa. Using a feather or microfiber duster, lightly dust the entire surface of the sofa. Be careful to remove all debris from the sofa before further cleaning as the debris can scratch the leather.
- To clean leather furniture with White Wizard, spray a rag with the solution. Be careful to ensure that the rag is only damp and not drenched. Excess liquid can damage the couch’s leather.
- Scrub the sofa lightly. Start at the top of the sofa and work your way down. Gently scrub the leather of the sofa. Work in small sections. Rinse the rag in the solution and wring it out after a few strokes.
- Wipe the sofa dry. Using a clean rag, wipe each small section of the leather dry before moving on to the next section.
- For best results, always treat stains as soon as possible.
- Remove grease stains as soon as you notice them. Wipe the surface of the leather with White Wizard and then dry the leather thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.
- Carefully blot the ink stains with a cotton ball dipped in rubbing alcohol. Use care and do not soak the leather. Once the stain is lifted, apply White Wizard to a damp cloth to clean the leather’s surface. Thoroughly dry the leather with a clean rag.
- Drinks like coffee, tea, or red wine should be cleaned immediately and not allowed to dry on the leather’s surface. Once the liquid is removed, gently cleanse the leather with White Wizard. Remember to completely dry the leather’s surface with a dry rag when you are finished cleaning.
- You can repeat the treatment as needed.
Conditioning the Leather
Conditioning leather replaces the tanning oils that are depleted over time through wear, heat, and moisture. Reconditioning leather every 6-9 months will ensure that it never becomes stiff, dry, or cracked.
A leather conditioner is necessary for this step. There are hundreds of products available for this task, so read the label before using a leather conditioner to ensure that the product is suitable for your leather furniture.
- To create a homemade solution. Add 10 to 15 drops of lemon or tea tree oil to two cups of white vinegar in a clean spray bottle. Lightly shake the solution to combine the oil and vinegar.
- Do not use leather conditioners that contain waxes or silicone which do not allow the leather to breathe
- Always use a lint-free soft cloth when conditioning leather; microfiber cloths are ideal.
- Dampen the cloth with water before applying conditioner. Doing so will ensure there’s not too much applied to the leather.
- NEVER apply conditioner directly to the leather: apply to a cloth first.
- Apply conditioner to leather by gently rubbing into the lie or nap of the leather until the entire surface has been covered.
- Several light applications are preferred over a heavy soaking of conditioner.
- Allow conditioner to penetrate the conditioner for at least 30 minutes before applying another coat.
- Buff the sofa with a clean cloth. The next day, gently buff the leather to restore the shine. Begin at the top of the sofa, and work your way down, buffing the leather in a small, circular motion.