At my house someone is almost always on the couch. Frequently it is the four legged members of the family. That’s the main reason we purchased these two leather sofas when we moved to this house almost 7 years ago.
Sometimes it is both the two legged and four legged members at the same time. Sometimes it is all three dogs at once.
Add all that use to a super dry climate and this is what you end up with.
We had never owned leather furniture before so when the instructions that came with the sofas said to use the conditioner once a week I figured they were just trying to sell their products. I used it twice in the first year. And the leather looked fine.
But after six years the couches started looking really worn. And very dry. Uh oh! I should have followed the instructions.
But I didn’t and now what was I to do. I tried a handful of '”leather” conditioners but none of them made a big difference in the way the leather looked even after a ton of rubbing and buffing. And the scratches were still really visible.
So I decided to try shoe polish. Leather is leather right.
So I picked up this shoe polish from Kiwi at the grocery store. And that covered the scratches and didn’t come off on clothes when we sat on it. But the leather still looked dry and weathered. After rummaging around in my cleaning supply closet I found a spray leather conditioner that is meant for car interiors. It was sooooo much easier to use than the paste products I had tried before.
And this combo works great! We try to use the spray leather care once a week to keep it looking good.
Now the sofas have that soft worn look that I love and everyone is happy.
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