Crystal asked: How do I remove sour milk smell from a leather sectional? My daughter had milk in her bookbag that went sour and leaked onto our leather sectional. How do I remove the smell? All of the cushions are sewn on.
Although it’s always best to use products recommended by your sofa manufacturer, this simple homemade recipe will clean and deodorize finished leather furniture with very little effort. Be sure to spot test before you begin.
You Will Need:
- Raw Linseed Oil
- White vinegar
- White lint-free cloths
- Bowl or bucket
Steps to Remove the Smell:
- Mix one part white vinegar with two parts linseed oil.
- Moisten a white, lint-free cloth with the mixture.
- Clean the affected area with the cloth. Apply enough cleaning solution and pressure to work the liquid all the way into the smelly, stained area.
- Allow the mixture to sit on the area overnight.
- In the morning, buff off the extra moisture with a second clean, white, lint-free cloth.
Additional Tips and Advice
- If you need additional deodorizing power, wipe on straight white vinegar. Allow it to sit for a few moments, then wipe off with a clean, dry cloth.
- If you cannot remove sofa cushions, simply reach between cushions with a cloth wet with the cleaning solution. Clean as much as you can, then follow up with a dry cloth to wick away moisture in cracks.