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My pride and joy in my front room has to be my corner leather Sofa. I have always wanted one and it took me an entire four years to get my house decorated the way I wanted it. The finishing touch to my living room was finding my bargain sofa - I paid £385 for a six seater leather sofa in brown. Obviously because I love my sofa so much, I try and take really good care of it.
Lord Sheraton Leather Shine
Lord Sheraton Leather Shine spray claims to clean, revive nourish and protect leather items. It can be used in genuine leather as well as synthetic leather but sadly not on suede. As well as leather furniture, it can also be used on items such as shoes, handbags and car interiors. This product comes in a white aerosol can with a picture of a brown leather armchair on the front. The spray contains a mix of oils, emollients and cleansers which protect the leather as you clean, without causing a build up of wax.
I bought this spray from my local Morrison's where it cost me £4.60 for a 200ml spray can. I don't think this is too expensive as it lasts me around 6 months, assuming I clean my sofa every two weeks.
Using The Spray
I always shake the can well before using it. I find this product really simple and convenient to use as it is an aerosol that you spray directly onto the leather. Once I have done this, I simply use a clean soft cloth to rub the product into the leather. Upon first applying the spray, the sofa does look wet and maybe slightly greasy but once you use the cloth to spread the spray across a wider area, it looks much better.
The spray smells divine - it reminds me of marzipan which would sound about right as when I checked the ingredients list, I noticed it does contain artificial almond oil.
My one grumble with this product is that I have to be careful using it, purely because it tends to create a 'mist' within the room and can be a little suffocating. To stop this from happening, I always ensure I have the back door open so the excess spray is able to escape the room.
In summary I would certainly recommend this product to anyone who wants to take good care of a leather product. I believe this product works really well as a protectant for my sofa but I never use it to remove any marks. For examples, my dogs like to lie on the sofa and occasionally they leave dirty marks with their paws but I always ensure that I give the sofa a quick wipe with a wet cloth before applying to product as I don't expect the product itself to be able to remove marks such as this.
I think that this product offers good value for money as a little does go a long way and it always leaves my sofa smelling beautiful. It leaves my sofas looking almost as good as new which for £4.60 I am more than happy with.
Around Christmas time I brought a new sofa which was leather and I had never thought about giving it a proper clean before until recently. I kept buying the cheap supermarket own brands of leather wipes and sprays and they did nothing to convince me they were any good.
I came across the Lord Sheraton leather shine and when I saw the price I just expected it to be quality. The spray is done in a much different bottle then is displayed in the current picture because it is a nice brown bottle with a yellow trim around the top.
The spray is very easy to use with a lid which comes off quite easily and you apply pressure to the top and out comes the spray. The canister the spray is inside feels very empty at times but this is not the case at all.
I usually apply a very small amount onto the leather chair and then use a wipe usually a clean cloth and just rub it into the leather and the shine is superb. The first time I used the spray I used just three squirts and very small ones at that and the shine is superb it is like a brand new sofa arriving.
I have dogs and they do get messy and sometimes run across the leather sofas regardless of whether they have a throw over on them or not. You find that the shine lasts quite a few days later and the best part of this product is the smell.
I would describe the smell to Battenberg cake with the Marzipan because it is quite strong and if you were to spray to much of this product over the leather it would look all shiny but the smell would over power people.
In terms of what results you obtain well they are evident on the cloth. Every few days I clean my leather chair and I find so much dirt on them even with a throw over it makes you feel bad and untidy when you see the results.
The shine it leaves behind leaves visitors admiring your sofa looking brand new. The bottle does have a whole host of claims such as nourishing and protecting the leather. I cannot really guarantee it does this but you would hope it does.
This can be used on all leather items apparently as well and I am thinking of using it for much smaller items in the future and hope the results are just the same.
My biggest thrill with this product is how it makes your home smell clean and fresh because with animals you can have odours and this can go onto furniture. This spray however seems to eradicate those smells and replace them with a really sweet smell which is a pleasure to breathe in.
I have found that when I have finished using the spray and attempt to sit down the leather chair is not slippery. I say this because on first appearances after using this spray the overall shine is so effective you feel you might slide straight of the chair and this does not happen.
Also the product does not leave marks on your clothes and this is another reason to buy this product in my view. I think people should be aware to check first that they have real leather products as this cannot be used on suede and if you have the fake leather I am not sure whether this is suitable so be warned.
I found this at Tesco and Sainsbury's recently and the 200ml can costs £2.80 and to me that's slightly expensive but the overall appeal to the furniture and the smell you receive from using this item is definitely worth it in the long run.
I have two large dark reddish-brown leather sofas, a two seater and a three seater, which I've had for a number of years now. They have required frequent cleaning and attention due to having a busy household that includes three dogs with muddy feet who prefer to sit on the sofas rather than in their baskets! In the past I have used everything from simple washing up liquid and water to special leather tissue wipes. However, the seats never quite looked like they had when I first bought them. They never seemed to regain that healthy leather shine that had made them seem so attractive to me in the showroom! However, this all changed recently after I discovered what I'd go as far as to to describe as a miracle cure, the Lord Sheraton Leather Shine Spray.
The product comes as an aerosol can of liquid spray. It is a 200ml small sized metal cannister than can be recycled after use. There is a large dispenser button on the top of the can which can be pressed easily and without much effort required. This then releases a strong mist of liquid. It is easy to control how much liquid you actually release as you can alternate pressure on the button.
This product is manufactured by Dylon and the brand claim that this product is a quick and convenient way to treat all of your leather items. They claim the spray will "clean, revive, nourish and protect leather". It is suitable for use on furniture items, handbags, saddles, footwear and car interiors.
There are warnings on the can about testing your leather for suitablility with this spray before using all over. This is to ensure there is no discoloration or other nasty effects. On my leather sofas, the test passed with no problems though. There are a couple of other warnings about the product. You cannot use it on suede and it is also extremely flammable.
When the spray comes out of the dispensing hole I find that it can splash back a little onto your fingers. In any case, I advise wearing gloves as during the buffing process you will end up with oily hands. The liquid spray is very oily, not quite as thick as sunflower oil but perhaps a more watered down version. You can spray it direct onto the item or apply it to a cloth (a soft duster) first. Then you simply rub into the leather until the shine effect is even and any excess liquid has been absorbed into the leather and the cloth.
The effect of the spray is instant. It gives a high, glossy shine that makes my sofas look brand new. It transforms creased and dry leather into a supple material. When I first used this product I was literally leaping for joy as I couldn't believe how great the spray was. Not only does it clean any slight scuffs and muddy marks away but it makes the sofas look absolutely amazing. My sofas actually looked like they had been replaced with new models! As a further benefit the spray has a fragrance of almond oil. It's an added chemical and not a natural perfume (therefore suitable for those with nut allergies) but it's very mild and sweet and it leaves the leather smelling clean and fresh. It can help eliminate any horrible odours that might be on the leather! It also performs as a nice room fragrance too.
When the spray has been buffed and polished into the leather I find that it's fine to sit down immediately without getting any oily marks on my clothes. The shine effect is long lasting too. I am also able to use this spray to help soften parts of my sofa that have been sun-damaged and which are a bit stiff. The brand also recommend the use of something called Lord Sheraton Leather Balsam to help with this problem too. The leather on my sofas definitely looks and feels 100% better since I started using this product. I wish I had discovered this years ago! I have not used this on any other leather products yet but judging from the results on my sofas I wouldn't hesitate to try it on other leather items.
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I have three leather sofas at home and it's a constant battle to keep them clean and looking their best. I tend to use wet wipes to clean the leather as I find that this is the best way to remove my Son's sticky finger marks and spots of milk. Wet wipes are good to use, however I wanted something to make the leather shine and keep it looking new, as it will be a long time before the sofas will be replaced.
During my weekly shop at Morrison's I picked up Lord Sheraton Leather Shine, which cost £4.60. I have no particular reason for picking this product up as it was not on offer, it simply just caught my eye. There were only a few Lord Sheraton products on the shelf: Beeswax (which is too much effort for me) and Leather Wipes. The Leather Shine looked the better product to me.
Lord Sheraton Leather Shine comes in a White aerosol can and has a picture of a Brown leather armchair on the front. It is sold in a 200ml aerosol can.
The product claims to clean, revive, nourish and protect leather items and furniture. As well as cleaning my sofas with the spray, I also use it to clean a few leather picture frames I have. The Leather Shine is very easy and convenient to use as it is an aerosol that you spray directly onto leather. The spray contains a blend of oils, emollients and gentle cleansers which protect as you clean without wax building up.
Lord Sheraton can be used on genuine leather as well as synthetic leather. It can also be used on items such as furniture, handbags, luggage, saddler, footwear and car interiors.
You will need to shake the can well before use and spray onto leather. I never use this around my Son (I always make sure he is in bed) and I always open the windows when I am using this product as if fills the air and sometimes feels a little suffocating. I assume that it's the oils and emollients which cause this and it takes around 20 minutes or so for the air to return to normal.
One it is sprayed onto the leather just polish off with a soft clean cloth. It does appear a little greasy after use, but if you polish the leather enough you will remove any excess. The spray has a lovely smell of Almond and reading the ingredients on the can it does contain artificial almond oil - so is nut free!
How do I rate it's cleaning abilities? I think that Lord Sheraton Leather Shine does a fantastic job at making the sofas shine and does restore them, making them look like new, however I think that you may need to use additional leather cleaners for stubborn marks. As I have already mentioned my Son leaves sticky marks all over the house, but split milk must be one of the hardest things to remove from leather and I don't think that the Leather Shine does a particularly good job at removing these stains. I often have to go back over the satins with a baby wipe. Maybe I should have bought the Lord Sheraton Leather Wipes instead, but for the number for wipes in a pack (20 wipes) it worked out as very expensive, as I would be quite a few wipes her sofa.
Overall, I recommend Lord Sheraton Leather Shine. It really does restore my leather and doesn't leave a residue. It also leaves a pleasant almond aroma which lasts a few hours. The only disadvantage would be the price, as at £4.60 it is very expensive for a 200ml can. Also, for the price I don't feel that it's cleaning abilities are very good, however don't let that put you off as it does what it says on the can: revives, nourishes, protects and makes leather shine.
For more information please visit: www.lordsheraton.co.uk
Thanks for reading xx
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