Investing in leather is a smart move. It goes with almost anything. It’s fairly easy to clean. It provides a timeless look. It’s also pretty comfortable.
If a leather couch is not taken care of, however, it can look pretty grimy after a few years. One of the best things that you can do for your leather furniture is to consistently clean it with a really good cleaner that won’t harm the fabric.
How Do I Know What to Use to Clean my Leather Couch?
There are so many different types of cleaning products on the market today that choosing which cleaning product works best for the various surfaces in your house can be agonizing.
Remember that leather, while extremely durable, is porous. This means that stuff can get down into the fabric which can cause problems depending on what you use.
First, let’s take a look at what you should avoid.
- Do Not Use Bleach – Bleach … Leather … they just do not mix. Note, however, that there are some all-purpose cleaners that claim to be safe for all surfaces and yet they have bleach listed in the ingredients, even if it is not prominently displayed on the bottle.
- Forget Chlorine – Chlorine is a common ingredient in all-purpose cleaners. Chlorine, like bleach, however, conjures up images of stains just from the liquid touching the leather. Avoid spraying an all-purpose cleaner anywhere near your leather sofa.
- Ammonia-Based Cleaner – Knock this item off your leather sofa cleaning list too. Have you ever smelled ammonia? It is harsh. Not a scent you want getting deep into your leather upholstery. Check the ingredients on your favorite cleaner and make sure ammonia is not on the list.
- Name-brand Leather Cleaners – This seems like a safe bet, doesn’t it? One would think so, but most name brand products are chock-full of harmful chemicals that you don’t want anywhere around your family or getting trapped within the leather fabric. It is best to avoid harmful chemicals when cleaning your home.
What About a Natural Cleaning Solution?
A natural cleaning solution is the way to go. Not all natural solutions are created equally, though.
While many articles online will advise you to use a combination of vinegar and water, have you considered that – although that is a natural solution that would work – it would stink? Vinegar is a strong smell and fairly unpleasant on upholstery. It’s not a scent that you want lingering on your leather sofa when you sit down to watch television at night.
Our product is a plant-rich formula made from natural ingredients. It will restore luster back to your leather furniture. Since it is unscented, you can feel safe that your family room will smell like whatever candle you have lit and not like vinegar or ammonia.
We use a carefully formulated, emolliated solution that goes into the pores of your leather upholstery and deep cleans all of the material. Your couch will not only look like new but feel like new.
What is even better about our Real Simple Leather Furniture Cleaner is that we never use harmful chemicals. We care about your family and ours. We would never use a product that is not completely safe.
None of our products have the harmful chemicals found in most well-known cleaners such as caustics, dyes, synthetic fragrances, parabens, phthalates, chlorine, formaldehyde, triclosan, or phosphates. Instead, we use the power of natural plant-based ingredients, like coconut, to get you the results you are looking for while protecting your family and the environment that we all share.
If you’ve invested in comfort for you and your family, take our advice and use Real Simple’s Leather Furniture Cleaner to keep your couch in good shape. A leather couch is a stylish addition to a home, but if its not looked after it can turn into an unsightly problem. With our products, this need never happen.
Real Simple works hard to create products that are easy to use and give you top results again and again. Nobody wants to spend their life cleaning. Our products will help you get those necessary jobs done better than ever, in a fraction of the time, and without harmful chemicals that are bad for you and your family.
When you’re done cleaning, relax on your leather couch. You’ll smell and feel the difference.