How to Remove Pet Hair From a Leather Sofa

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Things You'll Need

  • Soft cloth

  • Vacuum with hose attachment

  • Lint roller

  • Leather cleaner

Pet hair does not stick to leather material, but gathers in clumps on corners.

Leather is a common upholstery choice for sofas, but they cannot be cleaned using standard upholstery cleaner because this can cause damage to the leather. Pet hair that comes into contact with a leather couch will likely gather in the corners and crevices of the furniture, beneath the cushions. If you need to remove pet hair from your leather sofa, there are a few techniques you can use to make sure all the pet hair is removed.


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Step 1

Remove all decorative pillows and cushions from the sofa.

Step 2

Wipe the cushions with a soft cloth.

Step 3

Use the hose attachment on a vacuum to remove clumps of pet hair that have settled in corners and cracks of the sofa.

Step 4

Roll a lint roller over any cloth areas of the sofa.

Step 5

Place the cushions back onto the couch.


Step 6

Apply leather cleaner to a soft cloth and buff it into the leather part of the sofa in small circular motions. Once the cleaner has been massaged into the leather, wipe away any excess cleaner with a dry soft cloth. The leather cleaner will condition the leather and allow it to continue to resist pet hair buildup.



Edmund Lukavics

Edmund Lukavics has been writing professionally since 2009. He has served as the copy editor for the blog Hello Moon and has experience in the hotel and travel agency industries. Lukavics is pursuing an associate degree in information technology and website design from the University of Phoenix.