How to clean sticky leather furniture

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How to clean sticky leather furniture
If leather furniture gets sticky, clean it with household materials. (Getty Creative)

Leather furniture gives a home a rich luxurious feel. It's easier to clean than fabric furniture and can last for years if properly maintained. Over time, cleaners, polishes and other substances can build up and leave a sticky residue on the furniture that can make it feel unclean. Cleaning leather furniture is a simple chore and soon your leather furniture can be relieved of stickiness and become a joy to sit upon again.

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Things you need

  • Distilled water
  • Dish soap
  • Soft clean cloth

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    Use a soft bristle brush attachment on the vacuum cleaner and vacuum the furniture to remove any loose dirt and debris. Take the cushions out and vacuum underneath them as well.

  2. 2

    Mix 30 ml of dish soap with 1 litre of distilled water.

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    Use a soft clean cloth that has been dipped in the solution and wrung out well to wipe down the furniture. Some light scrubbing may be required on the stickier areas.

  4. 4

    Use a separate cloth dipped in clear water and wrung out to "rinse" the furniture.

  5. 5

    Dry the furniture with a soft clean dry towel.

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