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How to clean leatherette

Updated February 21, 2017

Leatherette is an artificial leather fabric that has the feel of vinyl or plastic. This type of fabric is typically used for furniture and automobile seats, and requires little maintenance. To keep the leatherette clean you should use cleaning products that leave no film behind on the smooth textured fabric, and make sure the cleaner you use is not damaging to the leatherette.

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  1. Mix 1 tbsp dish soap with 2 cups water in a spray bottle. Shake the spray bottle to dissolve the soap, and let the suds dissipate.

  2. Spray the mixture over your leatherette and wipe off with a damp cleaning rag.

  3. Rinse the cleaning rag when finished, wring out and wipe over the leatherette to remove soapy residue.

  4. Dry the leatherette with a clean rag.

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Things You'll Need

  • Dish soap
  • Water
  • Spray bottle

About the Author

Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.

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