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How do you clean a cream leather sofa?

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In order to clean a cream leather sofa, first vacuum it, then apply a solution to remove stains before washing it with soap and water. The length of time it will take will depend on how badly it is stained or marked. It is a job that can be done with readily available household goods.

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Cream leather sofas should be kept cleaned and treated to keep them looking fresh and feeling soft. Here are the steps:

  1. Vacuum the sofa
  2. Loose dirt on a sofa will get in the way when cleaning, and cause damage to the sofa. So vacuum thoroughly, including in crevices and cracks.

  3. Use a stain remover
  4. Concentrate on the parts of the sofa that have stains. Commercial stain removers can be used for this but other household items can also be used. For light stains use rubbing alcohol. Heavier stains can be removed by applying a solution of lemon juice and cream of tartar. They should be mixed together in equal amounts to form a paste, which should be left on the stain for about 10 minutes.

  5. Wash with soap and water
  6. Once the stains are removed wash the sofa using soap and water. Moisturized soap or saddle soap works well. Apply with a soft cloth and rub gently.

  7. Polish and treat
  8. Polish the sofa using a dry cloth and treat with a commercial leather treatment product, if required.

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