How to Clean a Black Leather Sofa: Maintenance and Stain Removal

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    Leather has a tendency to be much easier to clean than many other materials. Assuming that you have a well-made couch or sectional, you shouldn’t have any difficulty keeping it clean by employing just a few basic tips.

    Wipe down your couch with a microfiber cloth on a regular basis. This is an excellent way to get rid of dirt and especially crumbs. Some people like to cover their couches with a piece of fabric and periodically launder the fabric in order to protect the underlying leather, but this shouldn’t be necessary for anyone who invests in a high-quality leather couch like those we have at Sofa Dreams.

    Beyond this basic type of cleaning, though, there are a few things you’ll want to do regularly to make sure that your black leather couch stays looking like new for many years to come.

    Regular Cleaning Instructions for a Leather Couch

    Depending on the type of leather couch you have, there’s a good chance that your cushions can physically come out of the frame. If that’s the case, then make sure to periodically take them out and clean any debris that’s underneath them. You might be able to simply clean them out with a very gentle brush or even your hand. Otherwise, you’ll want to try the crevice tool on your vacuum.

    The time will come when you need to do a more complete cleaning. When that day comes, you might want to use a very mild dish detergent or another soft solvent. Dip a clean cloth into some warm water and then wring it out so it isn’t soaking. Gently rub around small stains until they’re buffed out. You don’t want to rub back and forth, since this can cause additional wear on the leather surface.

    Grease stains can be especially difficult to get out. While they usually won’t stick to leather, it’s hard to get them off once they do. Try a little baking soda if you’ve been having this problem. Don’t use too much but make sure to work it into the water that you would otherwise use for cleaning up your couch.

    Regardless of which technique you tried, make sure to dry the area with another very soft cloth. Once again, you don’t want to actually use a vigorous back and forth motion because doing so can cause damage.

    Take a few moments to look for any care instructions on the tag of your couch as well. When you get a new leather sectional, there’s a good chance that the manufacturer put some care instructions on the tag to encourage owners to clean them the right way.

    Keeping a Leather Couch Looking Sharp

    Those who have one of our pieces of furniture but might not be sure about the best way to clean it are encouraged to visit our online contact page. Our knowledgeable associates will be more than happy to help you care for your furniture and ensure that it looks great for years to come.

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