How to Clean a Leather Flexsteel Sofa

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Things You'll Need

  • Duster

  • Vacuum cleaner with brush attachment

  • Soft cleaning cloth

Tip

Protect the color of the sofa's leather by avoiding exposure to all sunlight. Sunlight fades the sofa and dulls the lustrous surface.

Avoid leather cleaners, as the soap contained in the cleaning solution harms the leather's finish.

Warning

Don't set newspapers on your Flexsteel sofa as the ink might transfer onto the leather.

Flexsteel leather sofas require careful cleaning to maintain the suppleness of the leather and are prone to permanent damage if cleaning solutions are used to eliminate dirt and stains from the leather surface. The leather is made of top-grain hides that make the furniture expensive to repair in the event of a permanent stain or scratch. With proper care and immediate spill cleanups your Flexsteel sofa will age gradually with use to create a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture.

Step 1

Dust the leather sofa weekly with a feather duster to eliminate dust buildup or remove dust with the brush attachment on your vacuum cleaner. Accumulated dust dulls the natural shine of the genuine leather.

Step 2

Blot up accidental spills with a soft cloth immediately. Blotting rather than wiping ensures the stain is not rubbed into the leather and restricts the stain to one area instead of spreading it over the leather.

Step 3

Fluff the sofa's cushions weekly or twice a week if heavily used to reduce permanent wrinkles, which naturally form in leather over time.

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Mario Calhoun

A Chicago-based writer, Mario Calhoun has been writing professionally since 2007, with work appearing in local publications such as "Mint Magazine" and "Echo Magazine," Columbia College Chicago's student magazine. Calhoun currently works at Murder Mystery Maniacs, an event planning company. Calhoun graduated from Columbia College Chicago in May 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in magazine journalism.