How to get a urine smell off leather furniture

Written by amanda flanigan | 13/05/2017
How to get a urine smell off leather furniture
Urine from your pet or baby can leave an unpleasant odour on your leather furniture. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Leather -- a material made from the hide of animals -- is durable and typically easy to clean. Urine -- from both humans and pets -- can create stains and odour on your leather furniture. If the urine is removed immediately with a damp cloth, no odours or stains should develop. If the urine dries on the leather furniture, the risk of stains and odours increases.

Things you need

  • Paper towels

  • Lint-free cloths

  • Small container

  • White vinegar

  • Towel

  • Leather cleaner and conditioner

Blot fresh urine off the leather furniture using several paper towels until no more urine can be absorbed.

Dampen a lint-free cloth with cool water. Wipe the leather furniture with the cloth. Allow the leather to air dry. Continue with the remaining steps if the odour persists.

Fill a small container with equal parts cool water and white vinegar. Dampen a clean, lint-free cloth in the mixture.

Wipe the leather furniture with the damp cloth. Vinegar is an all-natural cleaner and deodoriser that will remove tough odours such as urine. Allow the vinegar to sit on the leather for 10 minutes.

Wipe the leather clean with a damp cloth. Remove excess moisture from the leather by wiping with a towel. Allow the leather to air dry.

Apply a leather cleaning and conditioner to a clean, lint-free cloth. Buff the leather furniture with the damp cloth. Allow to air dry.

Things you need

  • Paper towels
  • Lint-free cloths
  • Small container
  • White vinegar
  • Towel
  • Leather cleaner and conditioner

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