Product Type: Wheelers Household Cleaning
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Effective and Aromatic Leather Cleaning Spray
Wheelers Beeswax Leather Cleaning Spray
Member Name: rosebud2001
Wheelers Beeswax Leather Cleaning Spray
Advantages: Easy to use, effective, smells lovely, doesn't require much effort to use
Disadvantages: Expensive full price - shop around !
I've had leather sofas for nearly 20 years now and over the years have become quite adept at cleaning them. Usually a light vacuuming will do the trick, but I have used leather cleaning wipes and in the dim and distant past when my daughter was a baby I was known to use a baby wipe in an emergency.
I currently own two leather sofas and six leather dining chairs which is rather a lot of leather. I vacuum them regularly and clean them with a cleaning product every couple of weeks or so. I recently read a review of Wheelers Leather Cleaning Spray, and encouraged by the fact the reviewer liked it, never mind the fact it was a natural plant based product, I decided to buy it.
The spray comes in a pump spray bottle with a bright orange trigger. The bottle contains 300 ml and the product itself is transparent. There is a pump lock on the bottle to save on accidental waste.
I bought mine in Homebase for £3.99 but I have since seen it in TK Maxx for half that price so it's worth shopping around for it.
Wheelers claim the spray "lifts dirt and grime with natural plant extracts not harmful detergents". They do suggest you test the spray on a discreet area first due to the fact some leather dyes are non-permanent.
The spray is not recommended for aniline leather - which is the more expensive leather which shows far more imperfections than the more standard leather found in most high street furniture. If in doubt about the type of leather your furniture is made with, check first. Finally, the product should not come into contact with upholstery and fabrics.
Dooyoo have this listed as a beeswax product - it isn't and I can only conclude this was an error based on how many beeswax products Wheeler's do make.
The leather spray is easy to use - after vacuuming, I spray sparingly on to my leather and work in with a cloth. I then leave the surface for a couple of minutes before returning with a clean cloth to wipe the product off.
Most of the product does evaporate slowly into the leather so you don't find yourself scrubbing or buffing for any length of time with this product. Furthermore, it contains essential oils of cotton and lemongrass which give off a very pleasant aroma.
The leather instantly looks cleaner once I have wiped it down. Wheelers recommend for added protection you then use their Leather Balm on your furniture for a perfect finish. I have bought this and used it a couple of times but don't feel the need to apply it every time I clean my leather furniture - once a month is quite enough. It also has to be said that the leather balm does require rather more elbow grease than the cleaning spray!
Wheelers do claim that their Leather Cleaning Spray "rejuvenates" leather and I must admit I do agree with this - so much so I am unconvinced the leather balm is really necessary in addition to the spray. The cleaned leather looks so much shinier and the grain takes on a more lustrous appearance.
The cotton and lemongrass essential oils do leave a lovely fragrance on your leather and the cotton in particular just adds to the just cleaned aroma which lingers for a few hours after cleaning. If you are expecting visitors never mind the pot pourri - clean your leather sofa with this instead!
I have to say I love everything about this product - except for the price. If you can find it in TK Maxx for £1.99 my advice would be to snap it up as it's really rather expensive if you pay full price. To be fair however, a little goes a long way so long as you remember Wheelers instructions to use sparingly.
I certainly find this is a more effective cleaner than the leather wipes I have used in the past - whether that the Lord Sheraton ones or cheaper wipes I have picked up in Poundland - never mind the fact it's easily the product with the most pleasant fragrance. It's also worth bearing in mind that this can also be used on luggage, shoes, handbags and gloves, making it particularly versatile.
If, like me, you have a lot of leather furniture, I really do recommend this product to keep it clean.
Summary: An easy way to bring your leather furniture up to a shine!