How to clean leather? 3 tips without damaging the leather

Cleaning leather is much easier when you know which products and methods you should use. HG has a number of quick and simple tips for safely cleaning aniline and scumbled leather types. They make your products look like new again. Read the tips below.

Keep leather in good condition.


Leather is a natural product. After it is processed, the material is suitable for making all types of products. For example furniture, clothing, footwear or bags. Leather is used daily, and it is sensitive to sunlight and dry air. The consequence is a dull appearance, it loses shine and feels hard and stiff. You keep leather in a good condition by cleaning the leather regularly. You may have spilled something on the leather that produced a stain. Cleaning a leather couch is easier than you think and this is how you do it.

How to clean leather furniture DIY: 3 tips

How to clean leatherLeather is a special material. It is not cleaned in the same way as other materials. Various tips are shared on the internet. HG randomly selected a number of cleaning leather sofa tips.

1. Dab the stain
A stain on your product? Dabbing is important for all manner of stains. The material is damaged or discolours by wiping it. First dab the stain carefully with a damp cloth. Do this as soon as possible.

2. Vacuum leather regularly
Vacuum the product with a soft brush. If it is used intensively, it is recommended to do this once a week. By vacuuming you remove skin flakes, dust and other dirt that accumulates on the leather. Don't forget the gaps and the cracks.

3. Use special cleaning products for cleaning leather
Avoid aggressive cleaning products and be careful with advice from internet forums. There are tips on cleaning a leather sofa naturally,for example talcum powder, vinegar, neat soft household soap, baby shampoo or body milk. You will also find tips on  cleaning a leather couch with dove soap. Remember: only use lukewarm water, a damp cloth or a product that has been developed specifically for cleaning leather, such as HG deep cleaner for leather.

Different types of leather

When you use maintenance products, remember that there are different types of leather. Every type of leather responds differently to specific products. Always test your maintenance product in an inconspicuous place on your product. It means you avoid the risk of permanent damage.

HG deep cleaner for leather: the safe and mild leather furniture cleaner

cleaning a leather sofaHG deep cleaner for leather is a safe and mild water-based cleaner. The product is for cleaning aniline and scumbled leather types, such as furniture, cases and bags. HG’s cleaner is absorbed deep into the pores and provides a perfect base for treatment with HG 4 in 1 for leather. This product is also suitable for cleaning leather in a car, cleaning leather car eats, cleaning a leather jacket or cleaning leather shoes.

This is how you use HG deep cleaner for leather:

  1. Shake well before use.
  2. Moisten a clean, soft (microfibre) cloth with HG deep cleaner for leather.
  3. Make circular motions on the leather without exercising pressure.
    • If there are stains, leave HG ‘deep cleaner for leather’ to absorb for 10-30 seconds. Wipe off the loosened dirt with a clean cloth. When you clean large surfaces, take a clean cloth regularly.
    • You need a solvent such as acetone to remove dried-on or persistent stains that adhere strongly to the finish, such as ink, pen, or nail varnish. However, this also affects the finish. So it is important to prevent dirt and stains with HG 4 in 1 for leather or HG water, oil, grease & dirt repellent for leather.

This is how you keep leather beautiful for longer: 5 convenient tips

  1. Avoid contact with dark denim.
  2. Do not put leather products in direct sunlight or daylight.
  3. Do not let pets play or sleep on leather products.
  4. Do not put leather products against or directly next to a heat source.
  5. Use a safe and mild leather cleaner several times a year.

Frequently Asked Questions about the best way to clean a leather sofa

How do I keep leather beautiful?

  • Avoid dark denim.
  • Do not put leather products in direct sunlight or daylight.
  • Do not let pets play or sleep on leather products.
  • Do not put leather products against or directly next to a heat source.
  • Use a safe and mild leather conditioner several times a year.

How do I clean leather?

  • Dab the stain with water.
  • Vacuum the product regularly.
  • Use special leather care cleaning products.

When you use maintenance products, remember that there are different types of leather. Always test your maintenance products on an inconspicuous place on your product. Just to be sure!

Which HG product do I use to clean leather?

HG deep cleaner for leather is a safe and mild water-based cleaner for leather furniture cleaning and conditioning. Suitable for cleaning aniline and scumbled leather types, such as furniture, cases and bags. HG’s cleaner is absorbed deep into the pores and provides a perfect base for treatment with HG 4 in 1 for leather.


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