I’m going to share with you amazing techniques and tricks in order to get rid of smell, prevent peels and cracks, and also maintain your faux leather dog sofa looking great over the years.
I don’t have a dog, but my son does, and as a birthday present for him, I made him a faux leather dog sofa, he was very pleased with it and the dog still uses it nowadays, and let me tell you that my son has a very strong and big dog, a German Shepherd, and here in the South of France, people love German Shepherds a lot!
No, I didn’t buy my son a faux leather dog sofa, I made him one, but this doesn’t really matter because the advice I’m going to share with you are going to work with all faux leather dog sofas, no matter what their brand name is or their size or shape.
First, let’s talk about how to get rid of bad smells.
Even if you take good care of your dog and give him/her baths all the time, smells are going to happen, that’s why you need to use the following tricks:
First, don’t make your dog sleep directly on his sofa; instead, get him a blanket, one which is thick, lightweight, and breathable.
This will prevent the faux leather fabrics from absorbing the smell and thus will prevent you from doing a huge work when cleaning his or her sofa.
The second tip is to use vinegar, white vinegar.
If you already suffer from smells in your faux leather dog sofa, the best thing you can do is to avoid washing it, because faux leather can be very fragile and also extremely sensitive to moisture, it can start cracking and peeling very quickly once you introduce it to the washing machine and sunlight in order to dry, and please, avoid the dryer!
That’s why you need to use white vinegar in order to get rid of bad smells, just use a sprayer and apply generously while wiping, then, use a good leather conditioner on your faux leather dog sofa, of course, you should do this after it has completely dried, this will keep it smell free and looking great as well.
Let us talk now about peels and cracks.
To prevent them from happening in your faux leather dog sofa, the best thing you can do is to use a leather conditioner every six months, and if you have big dog, like my son does, then every three months.
It’s very important and it’s also very nourishing and protective for the faux leather fabrics.
And please, if you have questions about your faux leather dog sofa, don’t hesitate to post them in the section below, I will happily help you out.