Homes with Babies, Toddlers, Children….and Leather Furniture

Homes with toddlers and children are expected to find some little surprises stuck between furniture. If you find some gum stuck to your leather furniture, place an ice cube into a plastic bag and rub it over the area to freeze the gum. The result is a clean pull without any residue left. But is there still is some residue, use a hair dryer to warm the gum then wipe it off with a soft clean rag.
The tougher stains like milk, blood, and urine can be removed using a damp cloth. Just remember, however, that no matter what kind of stain it is, you will have more chances of success if they are removed and cleaned right away.
Little girls like to play with nail polish. If some of these get onto your leather furniture, pour an acetone-free nail polish remover onto a clean, white cloth and gently blot it over the nail polish stain. Rotate the cloth in order to avoid re-depositing the stain making it bigger.
Toothpaste, they say, is also a great abrasive stain remover. Apply it directly to the stain, gently rub, then wipe off. However, avoid using toothpaste on glossy leather because it might make some scratches.
Whatever you do, never ever clean leather with baby wipes! This is because the break down the leather’s finish and will cause more damage.
To help prevent any stain from sticking to your leather, simply apply a good quality leather conditioner several times a year to give your leather furniture a soft and protective surface coat.

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