How to Clean a Leather Table Top
You can clean a leather table top by following a few simple steps. First, avoid scrubbing or rubbing the surface. Next, apply a natural oil such as linseed oil to the surface and apply Liberon Leather Cream. Do not use harsh cleaning products.
Avoid rubbing / scrubbing the surface
For best results, avoid rubbing / scrubbing the surface of leather table tops. Use a soft cloth to dust the surface. Apply a solution of 50 percent vinegar and water to the cloth and wring out the moisture frequently. Rinse the cloth between strokes to ensure even coverage.
If a spill does occur, blot the area with a clean, dry cloth. If the stain is light, this method should work. For more severe stains, alternative methods may be necessary. If you are not sure whether this solution is suitable, test the cleaner on a hidden spot first.
You can also clean a leather table by applying a solution of white vinegar and one to two drops of food grade orange oil. It should be applied with a terry cloth rag to prevent further damage to the leather surface.
Avoid removing ink from leather
One of the main reasons you may want to avoid removing ink from leather table tops is the fact that ink can leave permanent stains on the material. Although leather is stain-resistant, it is not porous, so it will take time for the stain to disappear. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to remove the stain. A dry paper towel or a cloth soaked in warm soapy water can be used to blot away the stain.
You can also apply a mixture of warm water and vinegar. This solution can quickly clean the stain from leather. The only caveat is that you should not apply it directly. You should allow the solution to sit on the stain for 10 to 15 minutes before rubbing it off. Afterward, you should use a paper towel to remove any excess product and moisture. This prevents further damage to the surface.
It is always a good idea to test leather products before applying any cleaning solution. Some solutions and chemicals may damage the leather and make it more difficult to clean. Before you begin cleaning leather table tops, be sure to read the labels carefully and follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
Condition leather with linseed oil
Linseed oil is a natural oil that is boiled to make it more resistant to water. It is used to treat wood as well as brass hardware. It is not permanent and must be reapplied at least every two years. However, it will give excellent protection against stains and scratches.
The first step in applying linseed oil to a leather table top is to wipe it clean using a soft cloth. Make sure that you clean off any dirt or grime that may have been embedded in the leather. Next, apply the designated leather cleaner in circular motions and allow it to absorb into the leather. Once the application is complete, leave it overnight to let the leather absorb the oil.
Coconut oil is another option for conditioning leather furniture. This natural oil can soften the leather, protect it from cracking, and bring out its shine. However, it is not the best option for treating leather, and should be avoided if you want the surface to remain lighter. Instead, you should look for a product that does not contain a high concentration of coconut oil.
Apply Liberon Leather Cream
A great way to spruce up your leather table top is to apply Liberon Leather Cream. This cream protects and feeds leather, giving it a soft sheen. It is very easy to use and can be applied with a soft cloth. After applying the cream, buff it until it reaches a nice sheen.
Firstly, you need to determine the type of finish your leather table top is made of. Are you going for a glossy or a matte finish? If so, you should choose a neutral cream. This will allow the cream to penetrate without discolouring the finish.
To remove tough stains, you can use a saddle soap or a mild pH neutral cleaner. Always remember to follow the manufacturer’s directions and test the product on a discreet area first. Moreover, you should avoid using household chemicals or alcohol on leather, as they can cause the leather to darken.