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Can I use baby wipes on my leather sofa?

Baby wipes are gentle enough to be used on a baby’s skin, so they must be gentle enough to use on a leather sofa! Right? WRONG!!!

When you have invested in the money to upgrade to your shiny new leather sofas as your children get older and messier. Can you really afford to be taking any chances on your new much-loved purchase?
Baby wipes are coated with a chemical to keep them soft and moist which has been designed to be used on human skin only!

By using baby wipes, all you will be doing is breaking down the protective layer on the leather, which is used to repel dirt and keep the leather moist which in turn prevents the leather from cracking and peeling. So, if baby wipes are used all you will get is a very old looking new sofa.

Not only that, if the leather protection is cracked particularly if it is pigmented (protected) it is highly likely that stains from clothing will transfer onto your sofa leaving the appearance looking even worse.
Aniline or nubuck leather is also at risk for permanent damage if the correct products are not used.

So, what we recommend here at Art of Clean is to correctly apply a cleaning product and protector that will work with leather natural properties that will break down the mark whilst also protecting the leather.

The next time you are tempted to just quickly use a baby wipe or any other chemical that is not designed for leather, just remember, professional assistance will provide long-lasting resistance! 

If you need help, just give us on 01223 863632

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