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How to Bring a Leather Sofa Back to Life

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If your leather sofa is looking a bit worse for wear, don’t worry all you have to do is follow these easy steps, to breathe new life into it.

  • Make sure that your sofa is clean before you start to restore it. Start by giving it a good vacuum and then use a leather-prep to get rid of any dirt and debris from the leather.
  • Next take a soft dry cloth and using a specially formulated leather cleaner, start rubbing in the cleaner in circular motions. It is best to only use a product that is specifically for cleaning leather, as other household cleaners or water may damage your sofa or dry out the leather.  
  • So, you’ve prepped it, washed it and now you need to condition it. Again, use a conditioner that has been formulated for leather, as this will help to smooth out cracks in the leather and give it a nice shine.  Make sure the sofa is dry before you use it.
  • If you are still not happy with the way that your sofa is looking, then you may want to use a leather stain. You can buy this on-line or from a furniture store.  It’s best to apply the stain with a sheepskin pad, using a small amount to start with and build the colour up gradually and evenly.  Apply a leather sealant and then leave this to dry completely for around 24 hours, before using the sofa.
  • Once you have restored your sofa, you should condition it every 2-3 months to make sure that it stays looking tip-top.

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