The Best All Natural DIY Leather Cleaner + Conditioner
I’ve never owned leather furniture before my Sven chair from Article. So when it came time to clean and condition it, I procrastinated. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve spot-cleaned the chair but never an all-over cleaning. I guess part of me was scared that I’d somehow mess with the integrity of the piece. As you can see, it sits in a room with a lot of windows, which means fading and cracking. I knew it was time to take action. I did my research and found an all-natural DIY leather cleaner + conditioner that worked wonders.
This is a before below. You can see how cracked and faded the arm is. I should also preface this by saying Article suggests not treating their leather and goes as far as to say it would void their one-year warranty.
Here’s another look at the before below.
I found a simple solution of four ingredients; vinegar, dish soap, coconut oil or EVOO, and oil like eucalyptus. You can spot-treat those tough stains and rungs with rubbing alcohol, but I didn’t find it that helpful.
Mix 1 cup white vinegar, 1/2 cup coconut oil or EVOO, 1 tsp dish soap, and ten drops of an essential oil. This amount will do a chair of this size. Wipe on and wipe off with a clean cloth. I tried it in a spray bottle and dipped the cloth into the blend. I prefer the cloth to the spray, it’s easier to control. And yes, if you use coconut oil, you will get some chunks.
PLEASE, try this in a small area behind or under a cushion first. The after of the chair is below. What do you think?
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You can use straight vinegar and it is more effective. Also works amazing on an old pair of leather cowboy boots. Try it!
Thanks so much!
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