Leather is known to have a very distinctive smell, especially if it’s brand new. However, over time, the leather tends to absorb various types odors and may eventually develop an unpleasant smell. If you’re a smoker, your leather couch may also smell like a musty cigarette. On the other hand, if you have pets in your home, you might as well expect that your couch may smell like your dog.
Some people don’t mind this at all. In fact, they’re probably immune to the smell, especially if they experience it on a daily basis. However, if you often entertain guests in your home, the last thing you want is to turn them off with a dirty and smelly couch. In this case, you should learn how to take care of your leather couch.
Just follow any of these tips and remedies on how to effectively get rid of the bad smell in your leather furniture.
- Baking Soda – A baking soda is a popular ingredient that is known for its various uses. You can apply it to the entire surface of your leather furniture. Don’t forget to include the hard to reach areas such as the crevices. Let the baking soda sit for at least an hour before you vacuum it. This will help get rid of the stale and musty odor in your furniture. Plus, it’s cheap so you won’t even have to think twice.
- Vinegar – Another kitchen ingredient that can effectively remove the bad smell is vinegar. Just mix equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle and spray over the entire surface of your leather couch. Don’t forget to include the other side of the cushion. Then let it dry for 10 minutes before wiping off the vinegar.
- Keep your leather dry – In case you spill liquid on your leather, make sure you wipe it off immediately. Any moisture left on the leather can cause the material to develop an odor which may be difficult to remove. Use a clean microfiber cloth to wipe away the moisture from the leather.
Avoid using harsh chemicals on the surface because it can damage the pores of the leather. Do not mask the smell by spraying perfume on the leather. Instead, apply our KevianClean Leather Cleaner and Conditioner to moisturize the leather. A leather cleaner can help eliminate the odor, preserve the color of your couch and protect the leather from cracking or shedding.