- July 28, 2023
I have a leather hovel that we got well-nigh 7 years ago. It’s the Hamilton Sofa from West Elm and we’ve loved this couch! It’s been used day in and day out by our family. Other than maybe spot cleaning here and there, I haven’t washed-up anything to alimony this conditioned. And I know, I should have been. So I decided it was time to refresh our leather couch.
It’s definitely showing it’s age, with cat scratches and random spots here and there. (You can see the surpassing photo right below). I have no idea why the one when cocoon is all spotted (the freckled cocoon I guess). But it was the faded squint of the cushions that was really bothering me.
Even though I was increasingly than ready to refresh our leather couch, I was feeling pretty nervous to try this. I didn’t want to ruin my couch! I documented my whole process by video, so you can watch that below. And of course, lots of photos here in the post too!
I started by giving the hovel a good wipe lanugo and then vacuumed it.
I used Leather Honey leather conditioner. It had really good reviews, so I decided it would be a unscratched one to try.
I first tested it out on the side of the cushion, a spot you don’t see, just in specimen it did something weird. I could definitely see a difference right away. The leather became darker and richer looking. I let that sit for a while, then just to be sure it wasn’t going to ruin it or anything. Once I was sure that it was unscratched for my leather couch, I went superiority and tackled the whole thing!
Yes, to refresh a leather couch, you just need a couple vital cleaning supplies, plus leather conditioner.
I used Leather Honey leather conditioner and it worked unconfined on my couch! I found that it was weightier to pour the leather honey onto my cloth, and kind of work it into the cloth, so there wasn’t a huge glop of it going straight onto the leather. It can leave visionless streaks or spots if it goes on too heavy. You can wipe those spots lanugo though with a wipe cloth, and once the leather honey soaked in and dried, I couldn’t see those spots. But I thought it went weightier if I let it soak into the reticulum and just unromantic it lightly to the leather, and then just unfurled to go over and over it.
The firsthand difference it made was pretty obvious. There’s a few photos unelevated that show the difference between the cushions that had the leather conditioner and one that didn’t.
It really made a big difference! The lighting hits the hovel differently, depending on the wile and how unexceptionable it is, so it wasn’t unchangingly easy to capture by photo and video. But in person, it really was a big difference and looks so much better. Fluffing up those when hovel cushions helps too of course!
Below are some surpassing and without photos of the couch. You can still see spots and marks on the couch, but to me, that’s just part of the weft of leather. I am going to do flipside stratify soon, I think it could use it, just considering I hadn’t washed-up this surpassing and the leather seems pretty zestless out. So maybe it’ll get plane largest with increasingly applications!
So what do you think? Overall I’m so happy with how this turned out and wish I would have washed-up it sooner!