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Freshening up leather sofa

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fiorentina Wed 22-Jun-16 14:26:25

I have a leather sofa that is a few years old and I want to freshen it up. Leather is fine not visibly dirty but I feel it smells a bit greasy. How can I do this? My DH says baby wipes ruin the leather but any other tips for making it smell clean?

WhatALoadOfWankers Wed 22-Jun-16 16:20:08

I use saddle soap

skivvywoman Wed 22-Jun-16 19:30:38

I used lux soap flakes

ToastMakesMeHappy Wed 22-Jun-16 19:33:08

I use baby wipes! Or leather wipes sometimes

fiorentina Wed 22-Jun-16 20:10:51

Ok thanks. So I presume with soap flakes or saddle soap it may get a bit wet and that's fine, but not too soaked?

skivvywoman Wed 22-Jun-16 21:00:51

I used to soak the cloth wring it out and wipe then dry it

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Wed 22-Jun-16 21:02:42

Half and half water and white vinegar. Apply with kitchen roll and dry with more kitchen roll. It really cleans leather well and if you dry it immediately it won't smell like a fish and chip shop.

annonpppp Wed 22-Jun-16 23:06:26

For years I have used a little washing powder in hot water, scrub with sponge/brush and then just dry off with tea towels

Used to bring my old cream leather sofa lovely, softened the leather getting rid of those grubby cracks that appear and smelled fresh

janetmoore Thu 23-Jun-16 07:22:49


Try a leather sofa cleaner This will help clean up the grease stains.

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