How to Remove Stains from Leather Furniture
Easy Ways to Remove Leather Stains Yourself
Leather not only adds a nice appeal into your home but can also pose difficulties with maintaining its care and luster. Here is a guide of 10 easy ways you can remove leather stains yourself and keep your couches looking like new.
1. Ink Stains
If your leather gets an ink stain you will only need alcohol, cotton balls, fabric bag, and a plain white cloth to remove.
• Place the alcohol on the cotton ball and rub it into the spot for a few seconds.
• Use pure alcohol without mixing water.
• The cotton ball is preferred so you can avoid any scratches to your leather.
2. Grease Stains
To remove grease you only need to grab some cornstarch, a dry rag, talcum powder, and a wet sponge.
• Immediate tackle the grease stain and soak it away with a dry rag.
• When the stain dries out completely, sprinkle with cornstarch.
• Use talcum powder as an alternative to cornstarch,
• After three to four hours, wipe with a wet sponge to remove.
3. Oil Stains
Grab a half cup of salt water, half teaspoon of white refined flour and a single tablespoon of baking soda to remove an oil stain.
• Use your salt solution by mixing 3/8 cups of distilled water with an eighth cup of pure sea salt.
• Mix all listed ingredients into a glass bowl until a white paste is formed.
• Dip a clean white cloth into the paste and apply to the stained area, leaving it to dry for 5 minutes.
• Use a plain wet rug to wipe it clean and remove the stain.
4. Chewing Gum Stains
Chewing gum stains have become quite common among children using leather furniture. Use ice cubes, a fabric bag, hair dryer, and plain white cloth to remove this stain.
• Rub the ice cube pack in the fabric bag over the spot.
• Wait until the gum hardens and pull off easily.
• If residuals are still found on the leather, use a hair dryer to heat the affected area and melt down the rest.
• Wipe clean with a plain white cloth.
5. Water Stains
A glass of water spilled on leather can cause damage to the material. Grab good quality leather clean on hand. Let the water continue to first soak into the leather fabric without attempting to rub it instantly. When dried, restore the shine and softness of the area and apply a good quality conditioner to clean and repair luster.
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