Your leather sofa may be a standout feature and even the slightest bit of dirt can ruin its appearance. Although it may be tempting to use a cheap multi-purpose cleaner to clean it, we highly advise that you don’t. This is because dedicated leather cleaners are formulated to be safe on all types of leather and effectively remove dirt whilst leaving a non-slippery finish.
To assist you in selecting a leather cleaner, our handpicked selection lists top-performing formulas, chosen based on our first-hand experience cleaning a range of leather furniture. Our testing and up-to-date research further ensure the quality of our recommendations.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Team Tests & Rates Leather Cleaners
Over the years, we’ve tried and tested many different leather cleaners to keep our sofas clean. These include expensive complete kits to budget leather sofa wipes that perform surprisingly well. We’ve also tackled a range of dirt such as general dirt and grime to the aftermath of building or decorating works that we’ve been carrying out.
To give you an idea of how effective they can be, below are some photos we took whilst testing the leather cleaners recommended above. The sofa we cleaned wasn’t too dirty but as you can see from the used wipe, quite a lot of dirt was lifted from the sofa.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest leather cleaners (for this article), we are continually putting the latest offerings from reputable brands to the test. During our testing, we test the cleaners on multiple types of leather and different types of dirt and grime (i.e. mud, food or drink spills, fabric dye and general dirt).
As well as testing multiple leather sofa cleaners, we also based our recommendations on hours of research and several factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the supplied contents (i.e. applicators), compatible leather surfaces, ease of use, additional qualities (moisturise/condition), formulation and value for money.