Just like any other furniture, outdoor furniture is also susceptible to body odor. What happens is that after sitting on your couch for a while, the sweat from your body absorbs into the leather and a smell starts to develop slowly. Body odor and sweat smells are never easy to remove permanently, but with the help of the following few tips, you can take care of the problem.
Using Vinegar And Baking Soda
White distilled vinegar alone can be used to remove the odor if it is not severe. But before you start, test the vinegar on a small area of your seat to ensure that the vinegar poses no danger to the seats.
Then mix equal ratio of vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto your sofa (just enough to wet the surface) and give the couch a few minutes to dry. Then smell to check if the odor is gone. If not, repeat the process again and again until the smell is gone.
For more severe smells, you may need to include baking soda. Mix vinegar and water in a spray bottle (one part vinegar and two parts water) and spray the solution on your couch. Spread baking soda on the couch while the couch is still wet with vinegar solution and scrub it using a scrub brush. Allow the solution to dry for some time before using a vacuum to get rid of excess baking soda.
Using Old Newspapers
If you can tuck some old newspapers under the cushions, you may be able to get rid of the body odor. The science behind it is that newspapers are more porous than leather and because of that their fibers absorb and lift the odors from the leather. So collect some old newspapers you have in your home and leave them on the couch for some time. Check on a daily basis to determine if the smell is gone; if not, let the newspapers do their job for a few more days.
By repeating some of these tips from time to time, you will not have to worry about the smell for a while. And if you want your couch to smell nice all the time, consider tucking herbs and dried flowers under the cushions. Lavender, rosemary, lemon balm and rose petals are all great examples of flowers and herbs that you can use. Place your preferred flower or herb in a handkerchief and fold the handkerchief. Then tuck it under the cushions.Share