In this complete guide, I will try to share with you my secrets to cleaning, maintaining, and even the repairing your faux leather sofa.
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Let me tell you that I have been working with faux leather for the last twenty-five years of my life; I’ve been making upholstery items, clothes, and even decorative items out of this “noble” fabric.
And I’m sure that most of you don’t consider faux leather to be a noble fabric, but I do, it’s because it’s extremely durable, very beautiful, nice to touch, and most importantly, more affordable than real leather and less expensive!
And today, I would like to share with you my secrets to cleaning, repairing, and keeping your faux leather sofa looking amazing over the years.
The first thing we are going to talk about is how to clean your faux leather sofa.
One of the worst things you can do is to use one of these products whenever you are having stains on your faux leather sofa: alcohol, bleach, hot water, cold water, dry cloth, dry sponges etc.
In fact, when you are dealing with difficult stains on your faux leather sofa, the worst thing you can do is to use a liquid that contains harsh chemicals, like alcohol or bleach, my advice is to always have a dry cloth or a dry sponge nearby, then, use this amazing liquid: warm water!
Yes, it’s not easy to clean a faux leather sofa, and this is due to the fact that faux leather is a derivative of petroleum, in other words, it’s made with the same chemicals that are responsible for making plastic.
And yes, you can think of faux leather as a derivative of plastic, another kind of plastic so to speak.
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And you certainly know that plastic can be cleaned using warm water very easily, and this is the same when dealing with your faux leather sofa.
Please, don’t use other chemicals, and only stick to warm water and a dry piece of sponge or cloth.
And when you are done, if you have highly chlorinated water or mineral water where you live, apply a leather conditioner, a good one, and your faux leather sofa is going to keep looking amazing over the years.
Now, let’s talk about how to maintain your faux leather sofa.
When you are trying to maintain your faux leather sofa looking amazing, always think of this product: honey leather conditioner!
A leather conditioner is the most important product you can invest in when you have faux leather items or even real leather items at home as well.
Every six months, try to apply a good serving to your faux leather sofa, use a dry sponge, and it will keep looking amazing over the years.
Then, let’s talk about the final chapter of our complete faux leather sofa guide: repairing.
If you have a scratch, tear or even a crack in your faux leather sofa, the first thing you need to do is to never delay repairing it correctly, don’t try something stupid like industrial glues or even sewing it yourself!
Instead, you should use the proper material, and in this case, I highly recommend that you get yourself saddle soap when dealing with cracks, and a peel and stick first-aid leather repair when dealing with tears or deep scratches.
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These are the most important advice I need to give you when trying to maintain your faux leather sofa looking amazing over the years. If you have a question or comments, don’t hesitate to post it in the section below.
I have a faux leather couch that needs some conditioning…. I was interested in your guide but when looking at the leather honey conditioner on Amazon that u suggest to use (link found below) it states NOT for use on faux leather….I really don’t want to do anything to damage my faux leather couch so I have done nothing to it, but can tell its wearing and needs something. Not sure what to do?
In this Amazon description, link found above it states:
PROLONGS THE LIFE OF ALL types……………NOT for use on suede or faux leather/vinyl.
Jean-Marc Chateigner says
I’ve already dealt with this in a previous post 🙂 If you only use a small amount, it actually gives great results, but if you are scared, which is completely normal, try to use baby oil instead.
Ella Sop says
I would like to know how to get wrinkles/creases out of a faux leather sofa
Jean-Marc Chateigner says
Hi Ella, try to use a hot iron, don’t forget to not use steam and protect your fabric with a paper bag while ironing for just one minute.