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Cleaning leather

Postby Ice.Maiden » 31 Mar 2010, 22:50

Are there any natural things you can use to clean leather furntiure? I was told to use mild soapy water, but someone else suggested adding lemon juice to it.
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Re: Cleaning leather

Postby pinky » 01 Apr 2010, 19:00

using a white cloth dipped in olive oil and white vinegar. It comes up like a new sofa. Buff with a piece of dry kitchen roll, this also removes excess oil.Or If you have a steam cleaner it would do the job perfectly.I like the steam cleaner as you don`t have to use chemicals. If not buy some leather shampoo. It should do the trick.
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Re: Cleaning leather

Postby Ice.Maiden » 01 Apr 2010, 22:58

Thanks ever so much pink. I'm going to try the oil and vinegar first. We have an old sofa that, if cleaned up'd be great in our hall. I really didn't want to go the way of shampoos which might contain chemicals harmful to the ancient leather. I wonder if a steam cleaner'd split the hide? I'll let you know how it turns out. x
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Re: Cleaning leather

Postby pinky » 02 Apr 2010, 01:41

good luck hun x
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Re: Cleaning leather

Postby Ice.Maiden » 06 Apr 2010, 00:23

Thank you. Not had chance to try it yet with Easter being upon us, but I'll be getting down to it one day next week.
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Re: Cleaning leather

Postby pilvikki » 14 Apr 2010, 00:33


oooh, i'd stay away from the steam...

ok, i found this:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4853061_clean-old-leather-furniture.html
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Re: Cleaning leather

Postby Ice.Maiden » 27 Apr 2010, 12:02

Thank you. Much like pink's suggestion. Still haven't had time to try it yet, but I'll be doing so very soon.
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