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        Leather furniture is resilient, but still prone to spills and stains like any other. When white, it tends to attract messes from food, drink, guests and pets. While stains on white leather can be worrisome, there are various techniques you can use to remove them. It’s also important to clean your leather surfaces regularly, making sure to choose the right cleaning solution.

        Method One: Handling Minor Spills and Stains


        1.Wipe grease stains away with a dry cloth. Adding a fluid or other cleaning solution will only help the stain set. It’s important to deal with these stains promptly so they don’t have a chance to set.


        2.Use rubbing alcohol to handle ink stains. Take a cotton swab and dip it in rubbing alcohol. Rub at the stain until the ink is lifted. If the stain is particularly large, you might need more than one cotton swab to take care of it.


        3.Mix lemon juice and cream of tartar to handle dark spots. Mix equal quantities of each ingredient, creating a paste. The amount of paste you need to make depends on the size of the spot you’re trying to clear. Slather the paste on the stain, and let it stand for 10 minutes before wiping it away with a damp cloth.

        Method Two: Choosing Your Cleaning Solution


        1.Mix water, dish detergent and a powdered stain remover in a bowl. Add a tablespoon (14.8g) of stain remover such as OxiClean and half a teaspoon (2.5ml) of dish detergent to a bowl of warm water. You can use a spoon to mix the solution together. The detergent will clean the surface gently while the stain remover will lift any stains that have set, brightening and revitalizing the leather.


        2.Mix Borax and baking soda with warm water. Use 1 teaspoon (5g) of Borax, 1 tablespoon (15g) of baking soda and half a cup (118ml) of water. Mix these ingredients in a bowl.


        3.Combine white vinegar and water. You’ll want to mix equal parts of both liquids. For example, if you use 6 ounces (177ml) of vinegar, you’ll need to mix in 6 ounces (177ml) of water. The exact amount of solution you need will depend on the size of the furniture you’re cleaning. Mix the solution together in a bowl, although you may need to use a bucket if you’re using a large amount of cleaning solution.

        Method Three: Wiping Down Leather Furniture


        1.Buy a melamine sponge. Melamine makes these sponges denser than regular cleaning sponges. They also have pores that serve a dual purpose. They absorb any cleaning solution they’re put into contact with and give the sponge a slight abrasive quality. These make them more effective for cleaning marks and stains. You can buy these sponges in bulk on eBay and other online stores.


        2.Soak up the solution with the sponge and wipe the leather. Make sure to squeeze any excess solution. Your sponge should be damp, holding enough solution to clean your surface. It shouldn’t be leaking. Wipe the leather gently, since the sponge’s abrasiveness could damage the leather’s coating if too much pressure is used.


        3.Use a toothbrush for your furniture’s tighter spots. This includes stitching, creases and crevices where the various parts of the furniture meet. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and make sure to scrub gently. You can dip the toothbrush in your cleaning solution to dislodge any spots on the couch.


        4.Wipe the leather with a dry cloth. Leaving any cleaning solution on leather for an extended period can damage the surface. Wipe thoroughly until the surface is completely dry.

        After seeing the methods and steps above, I think you must know some tips to clean your leather furniture. But there is one thing you should be noticed that beore using any cleaning solution on leather, make sure to test it in a small, inconspicuous spot!