Leather is a beautiful material, but it needs a good cleaning and maintenance on occasion. Sofa, shoes, boots, or leather bags, you will find several cleaning solutions to test on this page. We present to you some useful tips and tricks for cleaning leather. Have a good cleaning!
1. Clean the leather with an egg white
As leather is a material that can be fragile, it is essential not to use just any natural product for its cleaning.
This trick allows you to clean but above all to polish and shine the leather as if it were new.
Egg white is 100% natural and effective for cleaning and maintaining leather.
Here’s how to use it on leather:
- Beat 2 or 3 egg whites until stiff.
- Apply and rub the leather with this solution with a soft cloth.
2. Marseille soap to clean leather
Another product that you can use for cleaning leather is Marseille soap. This soap is top-rated and can replace commercial cleaning products.
So here’s how to use Marseille soap on leather:
- Remove dust and other small, dry dirt from the leather.
- Once dusted, rub the leather with a damp cloth and Marseille soap.
- Use a new damp cloth to rub and rinse the Marseille soap.
- Quickly dry the leather with a dry, soft microfiber cloth.
Marseille soap is handy for cleaning leather seats also for cleaning white leather.
3. Clean leather with milk
Did you know that cleansing milk or toilet milk can be used as a cleanser to clean and shine leather?
Here is how to use this baby milk on leather: (cleansing milk and cleansing milk)
- Pour a little cleansing milk on a soft cloth.
- Rub the leather with this solution (bag, sofa, leather coat, etc.)
- Rub the leather again with a soft cloth and cleansing milk.
The cleansing milk and the cleansing milk nourish the leather in addition to making it shiny and very clean.
4. A mixture of white vinegar and cleansing milk
If you notice stubborn stains on a leather sofa or even on your handbag, we have a tip for you!
- Add a little white vinegar (a few drops) to a cleansing milk.
- Soak a cotton swab or cotton ball in this solution and rub the stain.
- Once the stain is removed, rinse with a damp cloth.
This mixture of white vinegar and cleansing milk is also very effective in removing the smell of a sweat from leather.
5. How do I remove a grease stain from leather?
A grease stain on leather is not always easy to remove, but not impossible to believe me!
Talc can help you as you will find out here:
- Sprinkle all the grease stain with talcum powder.
- Leave on for about ten minutes and rub gently with a soft cloth.
- Rinse and rub again with a damp cloth to remove all traces of talc.
6. Remove a stain encrusted in leather
If you are unable to clean a stain deeply encrusted in leather, we may have a tip for you … Claystone!
Indeed, claystone is a cleaning product that can be used all over the house to clean it from stains.
- Soak a microfiber cloth with water and white claystone (a small amount).
- Gently dab the stain with this solution.
- Rinse gently with a damp sponge and dry with a soft, clean cloth.
Warning: it is essential not to rub (only dab) the leather with the claystone as you risk damaging the leather.
7. Glycerin for cleaning leather
Glycerin is effectively effective in cleaning leather, but it also nourishes and softens it.
Here’s how to do it:
- Soak a cloth or sponge in lukewarm water and add glycerine soap (you can also make a mixture of water and glycerin).
- Apply to the surface to thoroughly clean the leather and leave to act for several hours.
- Apply a nourishing product to revive the smooth leather the next morning.
If your leather is fragile and badly worn, dab it gently with a cloth soaked in glycerin. Very effective!
8. Remove a blood stain from leather
A bloodstain is not always easy to remove, especially on certain surfaces. If you’ve just noticed a bloodstain on some leather, here’s what to do:
- Dilute a little white vinegar with lukewarm water.
- Scrub the blood stain with this solution and a sponge (or soft cloth).
If the bloodstain is instead on a suede or suede type leather, dilute the water instead of with a little ammonia before dabbing the stain.
9. Prevent stains with a leather dusting
To prevent dirt from getting stuck in the leather and stains forming, it is essential to dust the leather frequently.
If you have a leather sofa or even leather car seats, dusting once a week is necessary.
What to use to dust a leather sofa or armchair?
- a microfiber cloth
- a chamois
If you allow dust and grime to build upon a leather sofa, you may quickly end up with stains that are much harder to clean!
10. A leather cleaner
If you don’t like to try out natural tips and tricks, then we have a product to suggest: The Renapur leather kit!
This leather kit includes a leather care balm and a cleaner to remove stains and dirt.
You can use these two products for:
- boots and shoes
- jacket, coat, and clothing
- leather car seat
- sofa and leather furniture, etc.