How to Clean Leather Furniture

We all love to live in a modern, beautiful and well furnished home. There is a wide variety of furniture available in the market depending on size, color, price, and the material or fabric. That’s why Johnson’s Home Furnishing which is a family owned company has been here since 1932 to make sure they fulfill your desires of having a beautiful and luxurious home. They have been selling and delivering high and durable furniture in Tennessee for decades.

In the recent past, people have shifted to leather furniture because they are not only durable and flexible but they also resist tear and punctures. However, most people do not know how to keep their leather furniture clean. That’s why this guide will discuss ways on how you can clean your leather furniture. Grab your pair of gloves and let’s get started.


  • You should begin with vacuuming your furniture. Vacuum thoroughly to ensure you clear out all the crumbs. Dust only if necessary to remove any dirt. If you are cleaning your leather couch, remove the cushions so that the undersides can be easily vacuumed.
  • After vacuuming, inspect your furniture to see if there are any stains. Stains from juice and soda can be easily wiped off using a clean white cotton cloth dipped in clean water and then dry it with a clean soft cloth.
  • For tough stains, moisten a sponge or a soft piece of cloth in a mixture of lukewarm water and dishwashing soap. Before you begin, pour a few drops of the mixture on your furniture to ensure it does not fade. Gently rub the stained area until the stain clears. Do not rub in vertical and horizontal movements because it might harm the surface of the furniture and cause tearing.


For oil stains such as body oils and butter, use a dry clean white cloth. Make sure the cloth is not wet or damp. The

oily stains will easily dissipate in your leather furniture.


  • After you are through with cleaning your leather furniture, next is drying. Use a clean dry rag to dry your leather furniture from the top to bottom making sure you do not leave the furniture wet. It is worth keeping in mind that you should never use air driers to dry your leather furniture as they will do more harm than good. Also, be sure you wipe off all of the water because water weakness the leather causing wear and tear.



  • Now that your leather furniture is clean and dry, you can comfortably use leather cleaners. Leather cleaners help to get rid of dirt and stubborn stains giving your leather furniture a brand new look. Some leather cleaners contain both the conditioner and the cleaner. Spray the leather cleaner on a clean piece of cloth. Do not spray directly on to your leather furniture because it might leave permanent spray marks. Gently, rub your furniture making sure you rub the crannies, nooks, and the edges. It is advised that you start rubbing from top going downwards to avoid uneven marks.


It is recommended that you should avoid conditioners that contain wax and silicone because they might make your

leather surface permanently sticky.


  • ¬†After rubbing your furniture with leather cleaner, next is buffing with the conditioner. Before you begin conditioning, make sure you wipe all the excess leather cleaner. Use your favorite conditioner either in the bottle foam or spray and apply it on a clean piece of cloth. Rub your leather furniture from top to bottom with the piece of cloth. Conditioners have oils that help in keeping your furniture moisturized, smelling phenomenal, and looking fresh.
  • Now that you are done with cleaning and buffing, allow your furniture to dry for two hours so that the products can seep in and avoid getting oil on your clothes. Once dry, you can be sure your leather furniture looks brand new as if you just got it from Johnson’s Home Furnishing.


Some of us have furniture made from faux leather and have a hard time cleaning it. By following these simple steps, you have your faux leather clean within a blink of an eye.

Wet a sponge or a clean soft cloth with lukewarm water mixed with dish soap. Squeeze the excess water to prevent the faux leather from over-saturating. Make sure the cloth is not dripping to minimize the chances of your faux leather being damaged. Gently wipe the furniture until you get rid of all the stains. Dry your furniture with a dry clean cloth.


Cleaning your leather furniture has never been this easy. Just follow the above steps and you will be done before you know it. Avoid using chemicals like shoe polish and alcohol which may damage your leather furniture.


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