How to Restore Red Leather Color on Furniture

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How to Restore Red Leather Color on Furniture
Restore your red leather furniture with olive oil. (Digital Vision./Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Red leather is often used in sofas and ottomans, but when the red begins to dull in colour you are left with an aged, dirty-looking piece of leather furniture. When this happens, use a deep cleaning routine that not only removes any residue or soil from the piece of furniture, but also nourishes the leather. Adding a moisturising routine to the furniture quickly pulls that attractive red colour back out of your furniture, keeping it looking brand new for an extended period of time.

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Things you need

  • Bowl
  • Olive oil
  • White vinegar
  • Cleaning cloths

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  1. 1

    Combine equal portions of white vinegar and olive oil in a large bowl.

  2. 2

    Dip a cleaning cloth into your mixture and wring out the cloth.

  3. 3

    Wipe the cloth over the entire piece of red leather furniture. Dip the cloth back into the mixture as needed during your cleaning process.

  4. 4

    Let any excess cleaning solution dry for about two hours, and wipe it off with a clean cloth to remove the leftover residue. The vinegar removes dirt while the oil moisturises and restores the red leather colour.

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