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Green Cleaning Leather Furniture

  Frank Berger  |    09 April 2011  |    House Cleaning Tips

Leather furniture adds a touch of sophistication to any room, but how should you clean it without using toxic cleaning solutions?

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Stained Leather Couches and Chairs

#1 – Vacuum the furniture with a HEPA filtered vacuum removing all dust and dirt. Use attachments to get into tight spots.

#2 – Mix a small amount of liquid castile soap (found at Whole Foods) with water in a spray bottle. Depending on the size of your bottle, ½ teaspoon should work, but read the manufactures label to be certain. Remember, less is more. Now spray the solution on a microfiber cleaning cloth and rub the stain gently. Allow it to air dry. Once the spot is cleaned up, and the furniture is dry it is time to condition the leather.

Eco-Friendly Conditioning Leather Couches and Chairs

#3 – There are two products used to condition leather. Mink Oil and Coconut Oil. Mink Oil is considered superior to Coconut Oil and is made from the fatty layer minks have just under their skins…so if this bothers you use Coconut Oil. Then while you are rubbing the Coconut Oil into your prized leather couch, question why you have a leather couch in the first place. Rub the Mink or Coconut oil into the leather with a flannel polishing cloth. Don’t use too much oil…again less is more! Regular cleaning and conditioning with preserve and soften your leather furnishings.

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