Clean Leather Couch Before Refinishing

Leather couches must be thoroughly cleaned before a new finish can be applied. This video demonstrates:

  • 0:12 – Is the material absorbent?
  • 0:51 – Everything, whether absorbent or not, is cleaned with a solvent
  • 1:31 – Non-absorbent, finished leather or vinyl must also be cleaned with a mild all purpose cleaner like Flite®
  • 2:28 – The Tape Test for adhesion
  • 3:16 – How to deglaze a waxed finish

Click here for written instructions and more information about particular kinds of stains and deglazing.

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