I got a leather sofa from freecycle, I have removed a load of dog hair from behnd the cushions and wiped it down but there is a lingering smell. I'm going to shove some bicarb down it tonight to hoover up tomorrow but is there anything else I can do? Am normally a chemical free house but if you tell me febreeze or something will actually work rather than just make it smell like a loo I will obey!
I am not sure if this will help with dog smell but the best thing to clean leather sofas with is old fashioned soap flakes. I have a cream leather sofa and every couple of weeks I give it a wash down with soapflakes mixed with warm water and a flannel and it comes up like new.
I was told from a sales assistant in a furniture store that baby wipes clean a leather sofa well, just don't rub them too hard (as they are full of chemicals) - more like wipe across. Don't know about the smell though - perhaps scented ones might eventually get rid of the smell. Also FWIW a John Lewis carpet assistant told me that Sainsburys own brand carpet and upholstery cleaner was THE best!
Don't tell dh that, he would quite like a dog but I already have the dcs to bound up to me, wag their tails and demand to be played with/fed/go for a walk/anounce that they've done a poo and mummy needs to clean it up I don't need another one!