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  • 16011996
    • #2
    • 6th Nov 04, 3:04 PM
    Re: How can I clean cream leather suite Help
    • #2
    • 6th Nov 04, 3:04 PM
    have a look here for some tips on keeping it clean.

    hth,

    160.
  • rushnowt
    • #3
    • 6th Nov 04, 4:09 PM
    Re: How can I clean cream leather suite Help
    • #3
    • 6th Nov 04, 4:09 PM
    I use huggies baby wipes to clean my cream leather suite, not really cost effective as they're not too cheap, but buy em when they're 2 for 1. I'm sure theres a better and cheaper way to do it though.

    Can't get the link to work as it throws up strange windows and your pc is infected type boxes > ???
  • 16011996
    • #4
    • 6th Nov 04, 4:13 PM
    Re: How can I clean cream leather suite Help
    • #4
    • 6th Nov 04, 4:13 PM
    link works ok for me, let me know if you are still having problems.
  • rushnowt
    • #5
    • 6th Nov 04, 5:05 PM
    Re: How can I clean cream leather suite Help
    • #5
    • 6th Nov 04, 5:05 PM
    no still not working right for me have 4 flashing boxes and pages with warnings about spyware. parasites etc and my pc being infected, it did this the other day as well when i clicked on another link. loafer gave me advise and solutions to clear it and seemed to work fine but just started again ??? Don't know what the problem is i have all the spyware stuff on my pc as suggested on the threads on here,

    never mind so long as pc don't blow up and i can't get on the site i'm fine lol ;D
  • buster
    • #6
    • 6th Nov 04, 6:07 PM
    Re: How can I clean cream leather suite Help
    • #6
    • 6th Nov 04, 6:07 PM
    thanks for the replies I will try the baby wipes
  • shazrazmataz
    • #7
    • 6th Nov 04, 6:13 PM
    Re: How can I clean cream leather suite Help
    • #7
    • 6th Nov 04, 6:13 PM
    I also recommend the baby wipes, they work a treat for me & they smell nice too ! ;D ;D ;D
  • Pat_
    • #8
    • 8th Nov 04, 5:44 AM
    Re: How can I clean cream leather suite Help
    • #8
    • 8th Nov 04, 5:44 AM
    I have friends who have a cream suite too leather, and they clean theres with LUX soap flakes as it very gentle you only need a little and it looks great.

    Hope this helps too.
  • 16011996
    • #9
    • 8th Nov 04, 9:56 AM
    Re: How can I clean cream leather suite Help
    • #9
    • 8th Nov 04, 9:56 AM
    haven't seen lux flakes for years. :
  • rushnowt
    Re: How can I clean cream leather suite Help
    I have friends who have a cream suite too leather, and they clean theres with LUX soap flakes as it very gentle you only need a little and it looks great.

    Hope this helps too.
    Cheers for the tip Pat, never thought of that, will give it a go though, much cheaper than baby wipes the way i go through them lol. ;D

    and good morning 160, your absence was noticed on Sunday :'(
    • stressedoutmumof1
    • By stressedoutmumof1 18th Sep 05, 10:54 AM
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    I use saddle soap on my cream leather suite - a friend recommended it and I was sceptical, but I was amazed by the results. Using a sponge rub the saddle soap into the grain, rinse the sponge out and wipe off the saddle soap - fantastic - even ground in dirt was removed (and biro!!!)
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    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 18th Sep 05, 1:12 PM
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    Curry Queen
    Well I never!!! You'd think after all the years I kept horses I'd have thought to use saddle soap to clean my leather sofas with wouldn't you :rolleyes:

    I've even recommended it to other people to use on leather gloves and bike seats etc too LOL! :rolleyes:

    I was struggling to find something to use (apart from buying the expensive cleaners of course) a few months back to get rid of some huge pinky orange patches on top of the back cushions (cream leather!) which had come off the cats' feet from some rather dodgy pink cat litter - and yes it also turned them pinky orange as they're white-based cats - so I resorted to babywipes in the end. They did the job but I've read somewhere they're not really that good for leather and can damage the surface :confused:

    I'm sure I've still got a tin of saddle soap under the sink somewhere which will come in handy as they're due for another clean again, cheers!
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  • chickenlady
    cleaning leather
    What's the best way to clean a leather sofa? I have been wiping it with a damp cloth, but have a feeling this may cause the leather to dry out in the long run. Any tips?
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 25th Oct 05, 12:02 PM
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    squeaky
    Hiya and welcome to Money Saving.

    Near the top of the list of Old Style threads there is a post called The MEGA Index.

    In the cleaning section of that post are tips on cleaning various leather items and a small section listed under "sofa" that should help you.
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    • Pink.
    • By Pink. 25th Oct 05, 12:36 PM
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    Pink.
    Hi chickenlady,

    Welcome to Moneysaving Old Style.

    Some other threads with useful tips that may help:

    Remove Biro mark from Cream Leather HELP!

    ruined leather suite

    Leather Cleaner

    How can I clean cream leather suite Help

    Cleaning a Leather Sofa

    cleaning leather suite

    Pink
    • kiwichick
    • By kiwichick 25th Oct 05, 2:24 PM
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    kiwichick
    Hmmmmmmmmmmm, an interesting thread this one. I too clean my leather suite(which I hate with a passion) with damp cloths. Well, baby wipes actually

    Will check out your links to see if I am doing more harm than good!

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  • black-saturn
    My ex mother in law (thank god) used to use a flannel with baby oil on it. She said it would clean it, preserve the leather, soften it, stop it from cracking and make it smell nice.
  • gkf
    I was told by the delivery man to clean it with unscented baby wipes so you are doing ok kiwichick!!
    • Quasar
    • By Quasar 25th Oct 05, 8:43 PM
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    Quasar
    ... and to finish off, a good rub all over with saddle soap will keep the leather supple. I'm sure you all know this, but just in case, saddle soap is a grease that can be bought at the better shoe shops or cobblers.

    I use it to keep my old riding boots in good condition, and on my DocMartens. Works wonders on my leather handbags too.

    Now why don't I try it on me old skin...
    Last edited by Quasar; 25-10-2005 at 8:45 PM.
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    • kiwichick
    • By kiwichick 26th Oct 05, 10:05 AM
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    kiwichick
    [QUOTE=black-saturn]My ex mother in law (thank god) QUOTE]


    lol, you seem quite pleased about that!
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