Go Back   theStudio > Just for FUN! > Household & Family Tips n Tricks

Household & Family Tips n Tricks What's going on in your life? Got some tips and tricks that you have learned along the way that make life run a little smoother? Are you looking for tips and tricks to help you along the way? Post those tips and tricks here or request help with a burning issue in your life.

 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
  #1  
Old 02-03-2008, 03:42 AM
Lisa's Avatar
Lisa Lisa is offline
SAS-y Pearl
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 825
Default How to clean a leather couch

We got an Italian leather couch a few years ago. I really like it except for one thing: it's cream colored. Normally, that wouldn't be a problem since it goes with just about any decor. But with 2 kids and a puppy, it doesn't stay clean very long. Dirt and grime gets into the small grooves in the leather and discolors it. After a couple of years of trying everything in the book to clean it, I finally discovered a solution.

I tried a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser found at the grocery store. I used to use it on our walls when my son was going through the stage where he drew pictures with crayons there. I took a bowl of water and mild dish detergent and some paper towels. I put the Eraser in the mixture, wrung out the water, and lightly went over the couch. Then I wiped up the excess water and dirt with a towel. It was amazing what the difference was. (Always test a small patch somewhere on the couch that is unnoticeable before trying to clean it like this. Some leathers may react differently than others.)
__________________
My Blog
Reply With Quote
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:00 PM.