Clean A Leather-Backed Captain's Chair And Condition And Protect The Fabric

If you spilled a bowl of vegetable soup onto the leather-backed captain's chair that you sit in while performing office duties at the business that you own, clean the leather by performing the steps below. Condition the leather to provide the fabric with a soft texture and shiny appearance when you have finished, and invest in a cover to protect the leather when it is prone to spills again.


  • soft, absorbent cloths
  • bucket
  • rubber gloves
  • warm water
  • mild detergent
  • distilled white vinegar
  • sponge
  • towels
  • leather conditioning cream
  • buffing and polishing pad
  • power buffer
  • waterproof cover

Wipe Up The Spill And Clean The Leather

Use a soft, absorbent cloth to grasp vegetable pieces from the chair's surface before tossing the food items into the garbage. Use a clean cloth to sop up liquid that remains on the leather. Add lukewarm water to a bucket. Pour a small amount of mild dishwashing liquid and white distilled vinegar into the bucket. Cover your hands with a pair of rubber gloves. Dip one of your hands into the bucket, and move your hand back and forth to blend the bucket's contents.

After dampening a sponge with the cleaning solution, move the sponge across the leather that the soup spill occurred on. Rinse the sponge out several times, and add more detergent to the cleaning tool until the leather is clean. Use a clean sponge that has water on it to remove soapy film from the leather. Dry the leather with a towel

Apply Conditioning Cream And Protect The Leather

Pour a few drops of leather conditioning cream onto a buffing and polishing pad. Secure the pad to its base before turning the buffing unit on. Move the side of the pad that has cream on it across the captain chair's surface. Attempt to apply an even amount of pressure to the back of the buffer as the pad glides across the leather. Turn the buffer off at regular intervals so that you can pour more conditioning cream onto the buffing and polishing pad. After buffing all of the leather, use a soft cloth to wipe off any cream that remains on the leather surface. 

To minimize stains on the leather, invest in a cover for the captain's chair. After measuring the leather-covered portions of the chair, purchase a chair cover that is constructed from waterproof fabric, and place the cover over the chair whenever the leather fabric is subjected to staining. If you are in need of a new chair, take a look at what companies like D&R Office Works Inc. have to offer.