How to Recondition Leather Furniture

Leather furniture needs periodic reconditioning to keep it feeling and looking like new. As leather ages, it loses moisture, which may cause fractures and wear. Never use water or household cleaners that are not specified for use on leather, as they can cause more harm. Instead, add oil into the leather to recondition it. Use either pure mink oil or a specially formulated leather removal merchandise, found at furniture retailers and sporting goods stores.

Apply a small amount of leather cleaner in a small patch of leather near the underside of the couch and wait for it to make certain it leaves a desired appearance.

Disassemble the furniture, if appropriate, by eliminating cushions or other removable pieces.

Wet a microfiber fabric or the buffing or polishing accessory onto a rotary tool with leather cleaner and rub it on the leather until it begins to foam.

Wipe the cleaner off with a dry microfiber fabric.

Employ leather conditioner with a damp microfiber fabric or with the buffing or polishing pad of a rotary tool. Rub the surface with a circular motion with the fabric, working the conditioner to the leather and wiping off any excess as you go. If using the rotary power tool, use a low speed and transfer the tip throughout the surface in numerous directions.

Allow the conditioner to absorb for a couple hours before use.

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