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do you need to treat leather sofas?

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6y, 7m agoPosted 6 years, 7 months ago
hi everyone!
yesterday i bought two rather lovely leather sofas (being delivered friday, yay!)
do i need to treat the leather with anything and if i do how often and what with?
always had fabric ones before so thought it best to ask
thanks!
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banned#1
where did you get from in the end?

i use hot water and then a leather conditioner, also took out a 5yr plan to cover anything on mine
#2
Apparently dreft washing powder mixed in with water works wonders!
#3
Just use baby wipes they clean it a treat
#4
sassie
where did you get from in the end?

i use hot water and then a leather conditioner, also took out a 5yr plan to cover anything on mine


i got an absolute bargain!! :-D
i got them from clearance factors in harlescott in the end. a 3 seater and a 2 seater black leather sofas for £499! got an extra £100 off (they were £599) for part exchanging my old ones. they're really lovely, modern and worth a lot more money, they were end of line which is why they were so cheap. they're brand new and not ex display which is great :) can't wait till friday!
where do you buy the leather conditioner from?
#5
Iron it every 2 weeks or so, should keep it fresh and looking good :)
banned#6
Yeah, take them out to dinner, buy them flowers etc.
#7
geegee-pinata
Apparently dreft washing powder mixed in with water works wonders!


deanos
Just use baby wipes they clean it a treat


thanks :)
banned#8
missp27
i got an absolute bargain!! :-D
i got them from clearance factors in harlescott in the end. a 3 seater and a 2 seater black leather sofas for £499! got an extra £100 off for part exchanging my old ones. they're really lovely and worth a lot more money, they were end of line which is why they were so cheap. they're brand new and not ex display which is great :) can't wait till friday!
where do you buy the leather conditioner from?


are you sure they are leather, and not leather faced, be careful if there not leather and using leather cleaner on them

i got the cleaner and conditioner with mine, and take them in to refill when they run out, but use hot water rather than the cleaner
#9
vibeone
Yeah, take them out to dinner, buy them flowers etc.


:giggle:
#10
Depends on the leather as well I think. Ours is a very "soft" leather and water isn't good for it. So we use these wax-based wipes which we got with the sofa. Never tried other products, will have to when the wipes run out.
#11
sassie
are you sure they are leather, and not leather faced, be careful if there not leather and using leather cleaner on them

i got the cleaner and conditioner with mine, and take them in to refill when they run out, but use hot water rather than the cleaner


yups most definatly leather, they had original labels with all info regarding that on the display ones :)
#12
id use baby wipes work great with my sofa
#13
Depends what type of leather your talking about. I wouldnt dare put baby wipes or anything else water based anywhere near mine.
#14
That is a bargain at £499. My 3 seater leather sofa costed me £1200!!!...... what do i use on it?????......... just an old cloth soaked in tap water.......To be honest you don't really have to clean it much, its not like the fabric ones.:thumbsup:
#15
I never clean mine :-( ...... ok that sounds really bad lol, what I mean is they just get wiped over with a damp cloth ! Had them years and paid over £1500 for the suite ..... and they still look the same so I don't think you can go too wrong so long as you don't soak them or use anything too harsh ...... enjoy them I'd never have fabric again :-) !
#16
Could try Liquid Leather. Supposed to be amazing on Car leather, not sure about a sofa but they do a different one for furniture.
#17
thanks for all your replies :)
just spent the morning de-junking the front room and hoovering old sofas ready for when they're removed, you wouldn't believe how much rubbish was shoved down the sides!
i only found 23p in old sofas :-( was expecting to find more than that, lol :p
#18
jcaho7
That is a bargain at £499. My 3 seater leather sofa costed me £1200!!!...... what do i use on it?????......... just an old cloth soaked in tap water.......To be honest you don't really have to clean it much, its not like the fabric ones.:thumbsup:


i know! snapped them up when i saw them, they had some amazing bargains as where i bought them from sell end of line stock, customer returns etc. then with the £100 trade in for your old sofas as well it makes it a steal!!! so happy :)
yeah really love my old squashy fabric ones but sadly they're past it now, really grubby and tatty. at least with leather you can wipe them down
banned#19
missp27
i know! snapped them up when i saw them, they had some amazing bargains as where i bought them from sell end of line stock, customer returns etc. then with the £100 trade in for your old sofas as well it makes it a steal!!! so happy :)
yeah really love my old squashy fabric ones but sadly they're past it now, really grubby and tatty. at least with leather you can wipe them down


i regret letting my tatty, squashed, fabric ones go, i got leather now and hate them :oops:
banned#20
Wilkinson do packs leather wipes for less than a quid...I use them on my boats seats and they work a treat against the salt drying them.
#21
sassie
i regret letting my tatty, squashed, fabric ones go, i got leather now and hate them :oops:


yeah i'm really going to miss mine but i'm not going to miss the seat cushions always sliding off and looking messy! does my head in , have to plump it and re arrange alll the cushion at least a few times a day to keep it looking tidy!
banned#22
missp27
yeah i'm really going to miss mine but i'm not going to miss the seat cushions always sliding off and looking messy! does my head in , have to plump it and re arrange at least a few time a day


i do :oops:
#23
sassie
i do :oops:


:giggle: aw bless ya! i would say you can have my 2 nice big red sqashy sofas, lol but they're being traded in! lol
banned#24
missp27
:giggle: aw bless ya! i would say you can have my 2 nice big red sqashy sofas, lol but they're being traded in! lol


well i hope you enjoy your new ones, bet you on here next week crying saying you hate them :w00t:
#25
sassie
well i hope you enjoy your new ones, bet you on here next week crying saying you hate them :w00t:


lol!!! :lol: nah, they're really nice, been wanting to replace mine for agggggges
#26
You really need to follow the instructions you get with the sofas. There is a wide variety of leather types and finishes and they do not all need the same care.

My parents just got a new suite and they are not supposed to use any type of cleaning or feeding product, just a damp cloth
#27
Plum
You really need to follow the instructions you get with the sofas. There is a wide variety of leather types and finishes and they do not all need the same care.

My parents just got a new suite and they are not supposed to use any type of cleaning or feeding product, just a damp cloth


I use fibre cloths for everything around the house,they great,but I was using them damp on my sofa and I think that`s what started wearing the leather off:oops:
#28
sassie
i regret letting my tatty, squashed, fabric ones go, i got leather now and hate them :oops:


+1 - I've had my cream leather ones for a few years now and hate them but they cost over £3000 and can't justify buying a new one just yet. Kids have drew over them too but luckily I got a kit from Reids when I bought the sofas which had all the cleaning stuff in it including a little lipstick type thing which goes over any ink marks and makes it disappear - brilliant!

OP - you should be fine with black leather as it will hide a multitude of marks - but watch out for rivets on jeans pockets etc though as I've had a couple of scrapes on mine.
#29
We got our cream leather sofas in June 1999, and they are still going strong ! I don't think they look much different to when we first got them and have no plans to replace them in the near future.

Would defo stick to leather, I just wipe with leather wipes once a week ( Wilkinsons or Morrisons own brands ) and every now and again ( propably only around 6 months or so ) use a soft cloth and ' imperial leather ' soap on any grubby looking areas ( the dye from new dark jeans can rub off onto them )

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