How to Remove Stickiness From Leather Furniture

5 responses

  1. Wanda
    October 5, 2011

    What were your remarks about Pledge? I would like to know because I used it on my leather sofa and now it is sticky.


    • Melanie
      April 30, 2013

      I believe Maureen was referring to the information on the post, How to Clean Leather Furniture, which says, “Never use any kind of oils (such as mink oil), furniture polish, or any product containing waxes or silicone (including many car care products) on your leather furniture as it may damage the leather and leave it feeling sticky. Consequently, be very careful when using Pledge, or any other type of furniture polish, around your leather.”


  2. Troy
    November 5, 2013

    My couch is not sticky to the touch, but only becomes sticky once you sit in it for a long time, particularly in the summer.

    During hotter days, it ruins clothing when you sit in it. What happens is your back begins to perspire and the moisture causes it to stick to the furniture.

    I heard a theory that this was caused because we apply a flea-treatment (Frontline or Advantage) to our cats who later rub against the sofa. The chemical doesn’t react well with the conditioner, causing this to happen.

    There are references to “sticky leather couch” on the internet, but so far none seem to have a solution.


  3. Ron
    May 17, 2015

    Our brown leather couch wasn’t sticky, but it was seriously scuffed and faded in a number of sections. I figured if wax can cure those problems on leather shoes, why not the couch, despite the occasional warnings I’ve read about wax on leather? So I bought a tin of brown shoe wax and went to work. The couch now looks way better and there have been no adverse effects. Plus it now has, after light buffing, a rich luster.


  4. Traci
    October 11, 2015

    During a very hot summer with no a/c, we threw a cotton, nubbly bedspread over our leather couch. When we removed the cover, white cotton pills adhered to the brown leather. We’ve used soap, and even scraped the leather, but we haven’t gotten nearly all of it off. I’ve searched…and never heard of a fix for this. Anything you can think of?


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