Our step-by-step guide explains how to clean your faux leather sofa from start to finish, so you can be confident your couch will always look its best.
Faux leather can have the softness and durability of real leather and is a vegan, cruelty-free substitute. Having a proper cleaning routine for your faux leather sofa will make it look as good as new and stay in pristine condition for a long time. Read on to find out how to clean a faux leather sofa and to keep it looking its best.
It’s essential to find out what type of faux leather your sofa is before you start cleaning. Check the cleaning and manufacturer's label suggested cleaning tips for the appropriate techniques. As this is a general cleaning advice article, it’s always best to follow the manufacturers care advice when it comes to a specific cleaning technique.
Start by vacuuming your faux leather sofa weekly to keep dirt, dust and other debris at bay. If your sofa cushions can be removed, lift them up to clean behind them. For fixed sofa cushions, use the soft brush attachment on your vacuum to go over the small corners or tufted areas thoroughly.
Use a non-alkaline, non-detergent soap with warm water to remove tougher stains. Wipe away with a microfibre cloth to prevent spotting.
Test out the solution on a hidden spot on your sofa to make sure it doesn’t ruin the faux leather. Apply a small amount and let it dry. Check if there are any signs of discolouration.
Use a microfibre cloth to apply the solution to the sofa. Make sure to not soak the faux leather with water.
Repeat step 5 until the area is stain-free. Once done, wipe the area with a dry cloth.
Choosing a faux leather sofa is a stylish and eco-friendly choice for the home. If you’re looking for more sofa cleaning advice, browse our leather sofa care guide.