How To Clean Leather

How To Clean Leather

Leather products are durable and most certainly make a room look attractive. However, they are also the hardest to clean, and require extra attention. Different kinds of leather require different levels of attention. You also need to prepare a different kind of solution for the types of leather. Don’t worry, we have all the solutions you are going to need.

1 . Preparing A Liquid Solution

Prepare a solution made of white vinegar and distilled water in equal proportions in a bowl. If you are only planning on doing light cleaning, you can lower the vinegar percentage. You can use apple cider vinegar as well, but you can’t sanitize the leather with it. Wipe the solution over the leather until it is damp,

Another solution is made of oil and water or lemon juice in the ratio of 2:1. You can use any kind of natural oil you want. If you like the smell of coconut or olive more, you can go for it. The oil helps moisturize the leather while the lemon soaks up the dirt and grime sitting deep inside the leather. Scruff the leather with a cloth dipped in the solution until it is damp and then pat it with another dry towel.

You can also clean your leather with 10 to 15 drops of essential oil. Just spray it on a microfiber cloth or sponge and apply the oil onto the leather. Do it in a circular motion and keep doing it until you have applied it on the visible area. Go for lavender or lemon scented oil as those are more bearable to work with.

The last liquid cleaning solution you can use is a mixture of warm water and detergent. If the leather is too dirty, you can add a few drops of vinegar into the mix too. This solution can clean your leather as well as prevent it from having any more stains. After applying it on the surface, let the leather air dry.

2. Preparing a Solid Solution

Grab general use beeswax or beeswax for leather goods from the clothing store. Put the beeswax on a saucepan and heat it up until it is warm, but don’t let it become liquid. Add a little bit of scent to it, anything you prefer, like lavender oil. Apply this solution with a microfiber cloth on the leather product of your choice. Once done, grab a fresh towel and wipe away any excess moisture left from the procedure.

This is going to surprise you, but even banana peel can help you to clean your leather. Keep the inside of the banana peel in contact with the surface of the leather. Scrub with the peel so that the oil from the banana seeps into the surface of the leather. You might have to grab more than one banana peel if the surface is quite big. The dirt from the leather will be attracted to the oil and will  leave the leather alone, making it shiny and fresh smelling. Wipe any residue left from the peel with a fresh towel.

Mix one part cream of tartar with one part lemon juice and prepare a mixture. Stir them until you have a thick paste. Place the paste on top of any stain you can find on the leather product. Let it sit there for a few minutes before wiping it away with a clean cloth. Repeat the process as many times as necessary until your leather is free of stains.

You can also rely on an all natural cleaning kit for a change. You can find this at a clothing store, purchase it online, or make your own. These kits usually contain a pre-prepared solution, a cloth and an instruction manual on how to use it. Read the manual carefully and follow each instruction perfectly. If the solution is banned from being used on certain leather products, pay attention to it. If you want to only use natural products, read the ingredient list to make sure you have been given what you wanted.

On paper, it looks like a good idea to take care of our cleaning ourselves. And we certainly can afford to take care of some of it. However, some of us lead a busy life and after sweeping the room, and cleaning other furniture, no one has the energy to take care of the leather products as well. Not to mention the amount of time you have to spend creating solutions first! A simple solution to this dilemma would be to call up a cleaning service like ours.

SwiftClean is a company made up of a truthful bunch of people whose only goal is to provide the best professional cleaning service at a fair and affordable price. We value the good relationship we have built with our customers over time and have no intention of jeopardizing it. For this reason, we are always upfront about the cost and give a detailed list of cost for all services.


As for our services, the cleaning services we provide are far and wide. It can range from cleaning your wallpapers to taking care of the leather products in your house. We have built up an amazing relationship with the best professional maids in the Los Angeles area. They know their job well, and promise to take care of your house as if it is your own. You can also decide for how long and what period of time you want us. You can hire us for daily service or it can be a bi-weekly or monthly engagement. We have an arrangement for all cases.

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