Love leather products but can’t afford one? Use the faux leather; it is cheap but gives the feeling of the same texture of the real leather. Nowadays you will find this material in every product like furniture, shoes, bag, clothes, etc. it needs less maintenance but a proper way to take care. Here in this article, you will know about how to take care of faux leather properly.
What is the faux leather?
The faux leather is synthetic. Actually, it is a human-made product that helps to give a look and feel of the real leather. The faux leather is not as durable as leather, and if it is not properly taken care of, the leather may split. The faux leather comes in various forms like microsuede, vinyl, and polyurethane leather.
How to maintain the faux leather
As I said before, different products are made from faux leather. Here you will get the maintain process of each product. I hope the process will help the new users.
1. Cleaning faux leather sofa
The sofa that is made from faux leather gives an extraordinary look in your house for the look and design. But it needs proper maintenance because the kids, pets, and guests make the couch dirty and smelly. To clean the faux leather, you have to follow the below instruction.
Step 1: Use a vacuum to clean the dirt and debris from the surface. The leather tends to get dirt easily, and if you don’t vacuum the surface regularly, then your sofa will get damaged fast.
Step 2: You can’t use excess water or chemical cleaning solution to clean the sofa because the leather will absorb them and dry the material. Soon the sofa will get cracked. Make a water solution with mild detergent and apply this solution with a soft cloth. Use the solution only one the stained area by dabbing the cloth. After cleaning, rinse the solution with the clean water by wiping it.
Step 3: If your sofa has mold, then you can use alcohol or vinegar to remove it. Rub the vinegar or alcohol in the place and later dab with a clean towel.
Step 4: After doing the cleaning, wiping, and drying part, you can use the silicon spray as a conditioner. This conditioner will keep your faux leather shiny and fresh.
2. Cleaning faux leather handbag
Women now love to carry the faux leather handbag as the bag gives the feeling of using a leather bag, and the design is smart. It is not such a tough job to clean the faux leather bag. All you have to do is:
Step 1: Empty all pockets and remove all the things you have in there. If there is a lining, then pull out the lining. Use a vacuum to clean all the pockets to remove all the dirt.
Step 2: Take warm water and mix mild detergent. Use the solution on the bag with a clean cloth. Wipe the solution all over the bag then take a damp clean cloth to wipe the cleaning solution from the bag surface. Then dry the surface with a dry cloth.
Step 3: After wiping with a dry cloth, keep the bag aside and let it dry.
3. Cleaning faux leather jacket
The faux leather jacket is a popular jacket among youngsters. To wear it for a long time, you have to know the proper cleaning process. The cleaning ways are:
Step 1: Look for old stains in the jacket. Use a clean cloth to wipe the spot.
Step 2: Take warm water and mix mild washing powder. Wet a soft cloth with the solution and squeeze out the extra water.
Step 3: Wipe the jacket with the cloth and damp the cloth if you need more soap water.
Step 4: After wiping the solution, use a damp cloth with clean water. Use the cloth to wipe the soap water from the jacket.
Step 5: Then use a dry cloth to dry out the jacket.
Step 6: After drying the jacket, use a leather conditioner to polish your jacket. This will make your jacket good as new.
Step 7: You can wash the jacket on a washing machine if the tag in the jacket allows the washing. If you can wash the jacket in the washing machine, wash it delicately. Take the jacket in a pillow cover and wash it in a gentle washing cycle. After washing, don’t put in the sun to dry. Dry the jacket under air. After drying, if your jacket gets wrinkled, then put a towel on the jacket and press a cool iron on the wrinkled spots.
4. Cleaning faux leather shoes
Shoes with leather-look give a smart look. If you clean the shoe properly, no one will guess the age of your shoe
Step 1: Use warm water and mild dishwasher soap to clean the shoe. Wipe the shoe with the cleaning solution and remove the dirt.
Step 2: Use a damp cloth to wipe the soap water from the shoe.
Step 3: Use a dry cloth to dry out the shoe. Let it dry in the air.
Tips to remember while cleaning faux leather
- Do not use direct sunlight on the faux leather. Move the furniture if it is on a sunny spot.
- Strong color can get faded after long use. When you will use the cloth to wipe, check the color getting faded or not.
- Before using a cleaning solution, try to use it in a small portion, whether it shows any reaction or not.
- Use natural cleaning ingredients to wash faux leather.
- Do not use bleach on the leather. Once you use it, the place will get cracked, and your leather will get damaged forever.
- While wiping the faux leather, do not use a sponge or rough cloth. A soft cloth is the best option.
- Do not leave the cleaning solution on the leather. Wipe it with a clean cloth.
Faux leather is as delicate as your skin. So you can guess how much maintenance the material needs.
Though it requires less effort to take care. Just know how to take care of faux leather with natural ingredients. This little care will keep your faux leather products durable and tough for a long time.