Leather furniture owners.......

(17 Posts)
squaredog Thu 07-Feb-13 08:45:50

Leather furniture owners.......do you 'feed' your leather?

If so, what with and how often?

Thank you sweeties

bootsycollins Thu 07-Feb-13 08:51:58

A fabulous mumsnetter told me how to clean sofas with Dove soap, 2 buckets of warm water, bar of Dove, wipe on with wet soapy cloth wipe off with wet cloth then I buff dry when all done, Dove has moisturiser in it and smells yummy and lifts any grubby marks off it's fab smile

squaredog Thu 07-Feb-13 12:43:50

sad I had a feeling it was gonna involve WORK!

Luckily I own 2 dark brown sofas, so no marks to be seen, yay!

But wondered whether it was required upkeep.

hometown38 Thu 07-Feb-13 14:40:27

Just use baby wipes ....works a treat

atrcts Thu 07-Feb-13 23:39:40

You can buy feed wipes to be used every 6 months - work like baby wipes but impregnated with different stuff.

Have bought leather furniture from dfs and they sell the feed stuff. Works out roughly £6 a go.

squaredog Fri 08-Feb-13 07:56:38

Ahhhh......THAT sounds easier atrcts.

Ta x

MrsBucketxx Fri 08-Feb-13 08:01:56

I use baby oill on mine and buff up after.

really cheap and simple.

HDee Fri 08-Feb-13 08:04:23

People feed their leather? In this house, we have a hierarchy or feeding and it goes, children, adults, animals. Our furniture doesn't feature anywhere.

We sit on our sofa, fart on it, sleep on it. Never do we feed it.

MrsBucketxx Fri 08-Feb-13 08:40:25

its will crack eventually hdee it needs oils like your own skin does,

it will shorten the life of your sofa if you don't.

atrcts Sat 09-Feb-13 08:10:36

You're welcome - wink
As mrsbucket says, the leather will eventually crack if its not nourished.

I didn't feed my old leather sofa and it's cracking at the back now hmm

Although the DFS leather wipes work out £6 for each 6 months application they only sell them in a pack of 4 (2 years worth)!

Baby wipes here as well. They've even managed to get dried on fromage frais out of the seams.

I use baby wipes too i get ones with baby lotion in them from the pound shop.

squaredog Sat 09-Feb-13 09:11:53

Yeah, but I guess baby wipes just cleans and not feeds........

Supermim Sat 09-Feb-13 21:31:58

Our sofa dines out on biscuit crumbs, chocolate,peanuts, popcorn etc. on a regular basis!

devonsmummy Sat 09-Feb-13 21:48:12

My mum was told to use WD40 on her leather sofa.
She'd rented out her flat & the sofa had been left in direct sunlight & neglected so she had nothing to lose.
The WD40 worked a treat - just be sure to work it in well

jennimoo Sun 10-Feb-13 09:46:07

I have a spray I squirt on now and again and wipe over. I think it has lanolin in. I have a tiny hole and was tempted to try lansinoh to stop it getting any worse...

sazpops Mon 11-Feb-13 13:57:45

Baby wipes will dry the leather out eventually. I use Astonish leather cleaner and it's amazing. We have an old second hand leather settee in our kitchen and parts of the seats were really dry and looked knackered, but after using the Astonish they came up beautifully. You just massage it in with rubber-gloved hands, then leave it for a while and then give it a rub with a cloth to remove any excess (so not too much like hard work!)

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