Cleaning Leather Chairs
Tip of the Week- Cleaning Leather Chairs
Leather chairs can be comfortable, durable and aesthetically appealing. However, to maintain the appearance of these chairs, regular cleaning is necessary.
One of the simplest ways when cleaning leather chairs is to purchase cleansers designed specifically for cleaning and maintaining leather. These cleansers have been specially formulated to keep leather furniture looking its best. Other home remedies for cleaning leather chairs include using a mixture of one part vinegar and two parts linseed oil. This mixture can be applied and left on for a few hours. Afterwards, the furniture can be buffed to create an attractive shine. A solution of one part rubbing alcohol and one part water can also be used to clean leather chairs. However, care should be taken to always use a spot test when cleaning leather furniture with either a home remedy or a commercially available product.
Use a vinegar rinseCreate a 50-50 distilled water and white vinegar mixture in a bowl. If you are just doing a light clean, lower the amount of vinegar. Apple cider vinegar can be a substitute as well, just as long as you aren’t interested in sanitizing the leather. Wipe the solution over your leather until it is damp.
- Make sure to mix the vinegar with water, as straight vinegar can be too acidic for leather.
Wipe down with a natural oilGet a bowl and mix together two parts oil with one part water or lemon juice. Any natural oil will work fine and many people like the smell of coconut, olive, or even walnut. The oil will help to hydrate your leather, while the lemon will remove any dirt or grime. Apply the mixture to your leather until it is damp and then buff it with a microfiber cloth.
- If you are just interested in polishing your leather, then you can apply the oil directly to the leather. Make sure to keep the coating light or you could stain it.