How to Get a Fingerprint Out of a Leather Sofa

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A leather sofa adds a rich, warm texture to any room, but it requires special treatment during cleaning to prevent damage. If you have fingerprints on the leather sofa, removal is quick and simple with only a few materials. Since leather is a tough material to work with, it's essential that you use the proper cleaning products so it won't get damaged or stained. Clean a leather sofa frequently to prevent a buildup of fingerprints or other grime.

Things You'll Need

  • Bowl
  • Dish soap
  • Cloths
  • Leather conditioner
  • Fill a small bowl with water and allow to reach room temperature. Cold or hot water can cause damage to the leather surface. Add a drop or two of dish soap and mix to give you extra cleaning power against stubborn fingerprints.

  • Dip a clean cloth into the soapy water and wring it out to remove excess water. Blot the area on the leather sofa with the fingerprints using the damp cloth. Apply gentle pressure to remove fingerprints if blotting is not enough.

  • Wipe the area dry with a clean cloth. Apply leather conditioner according to manufacturer's instructions to the area to moisturize and prevent it from losing color or getting stiff.

Tips & Warnings

  • Test an inconspicuous area of the sofa with the soapy mixture to ensure it won't stain or damage the leather.

References

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