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We recently purchased leather couches and the people we bought them off said they use Moran leather cleaner from David Jones.

I’ve priced this product to be around $70 however, I’ve noticed cheaper leather cleaners at woolworths, coles, etc. My question is does anyone else use and recommend these cheaper products for cleaning their leather couches? I am after Leather couch cleaner┬árecommendations.


Posted anonymously, 3rd December 2014


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  • Oakwood leather products from supercheap auto are great and a lot cheaper


  • I use ULC Upholstery Leather Care made in Australia and it’s very good.The cost l have no idea as it came with couch!


  • I would compare the ingredients on the Moran cleaner with the cheaper ones. If they’re almost the same, then I’d go for the cheaper product. If you’re unsure I’d buy the recommended product because the leather lounge is an expensive purchase and it’s worth looking after.


  • We didn’t even know you had to clean leather and it started cracking . As long as the bottle says so it should be fine I guess . There are at the supermarkets that looks good .


  • yeah it is up to you but i would go for the pricey stuff. you won’t need to use a lot anyway


  • To be honest I went with the pricier one cause I trusted the person who I brought it from


  • I wasn’t even aware you needed to clean them? knew you had to oil thm to stop them from splitting and riping. cause they dry up


  • I would have a good look at the ingredients listed in the expensive on and those on the cheaper pack. It may be that it is a different ratio of “ingredients” or that the cheaper ones are “weaker” You may need to clean your leather more frequently. I would test it on a small spot that is not visible (e.g. the very bottom of the back or just underneath where you can see underneath by lying on the floor) to see if it has any adverse effects. If you have small children make sure they don’t put shoes, feet etc on it. I put a similar coloured sheet on the seat. It certainly needs extra covering etc. if you have a small child who is still toilet training. Try to keep pets off it or cover its favourite spot. Claws can do a lot of damage. I bought a leather lounge then discovered the care instructions. Had I read them first I would not have bought it. Even some medications you take must come out of your skin and impact on it. There is no list given. Another issue is perspiration. I wish you every success in keeping it in excellent condition. It is not an easy job and is quite time consuming if you do it as instructed,


  • This is a great question and I will be following to hear what advice other mums come up with. I have heard lemon essential oil is really good but don;t want to test the theory on $3000 worth of leather lounges!


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