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How do you clean a leather couch?

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A leather couch can be cleaned using saddle soap and warm water. To complete this task, you need saddle soap, five clean microfiber rags, olive oil, warm water and a vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment.

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  1. Remove dust

    Using a vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment, remove debris from between the cushions. Use a dry microfiber cloth to remove dust, crumbs and dirt from the surface of the leather to avoid rubbing them into the leather during washing. Remove any stains using a suitable leather stain remover before proceeding.

  2. Wash and rinse the couch

    Mix warm water and saddle soap. Soak in another microfiber rag, and use the soaked rag to wipe the cushions one by one. As you wipe, apply moderate pressure to remove the stubborn grit and grime while preserving the leather. Dip the rag in the washing solution regularly as you wash the cushions. After washing all the cushions, repeat the same process with another microfiber rag soaked in clean warm water to remove the residue. Clean other parts of the couch covered with leather using the same procedure.

  3. Apply olive oil

    Put olive oil on another clean microfiber rag, and apply a thin coat of the oil to the leather. Allow it to sit for half an hour, and buff it with the remaining clean, dry rag.

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