10 Best Home Remedies for Leather Stain Removal

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10 Best Home Remedies for Leather Stain Removal – An infographic by the team at HomeArena Furniture
Leather furniture spruces up the décor of a home in an unbeatable way. However, it is prone to getting stained. This passage is about simple home remedies that can help you with leather stain removal.

1 Ink Stains
Your leather furniture is very likely to get stained by ink blots, either by elders doing some kind of paper work or children busy in their homework.

Ingredients Needed

  • Alcohol

Supporting Materials

  • Cotton ball

What to Do

  • Dip the cotton ball into alcohol for a few seconds and rub it over the inked spot
  • Make sure to use pure alcohol, without mixing water
  • Cotton ball is preferred to avoid any scratches to your leather item

2 Grease Stains
Leather furnishings in a home can easily get grease stains, as it is a common practice to have something to eat while lounging, watching TV or having a conversation.

Ingredients Needed

  • Cornstarch
  • Talcum powder

Supporting Materials

  • Dry rag
  • Wet sponge

What to Do

  • Immediately soak the grease away with help of a dry rag and let the stain dry out completely
  • Once dried, sprinkle the stained area with cornstarch
  • Using talcum powder is also fine if you do not have cornstarch
  • After about 3 to 4 hours, wipe the powder with a wet sponge to get rid of the stain

3 Oil Stains
Oil stains are yet another area of concern for leather items in a household. They can stain leather quite adversely in a number of ways.

Ingredients Needed

  • Half cup of salt water (by mixing 3/8 cup of distilled water with 1/8 cup of pure sea salt)
  • Half teaspoon of white refined flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda

Supporting Materials

  • Glass bowl
  • Plain white cloth
  • Plain wet rug

What to Do

  • Mix all listed ingredients in a glass bowl until a white paste is formed
  • Dip a clean white cloth in the paste and apply this paste over the stained area, leaving it to dry for about 5 minutes
  • Use a plain wet rug to wipe it clean and get the stain removed

4 Chewing Gum Stains
Chewing gums have become so common these days. Children are very likely to be careless about throwing it in dust bins, which is one of the major reasons for seeing them stuck to our furniture and carpets.

Ingredients Needed

  • Ice cubes
  • Hair dryer

Supporting Materials

  • Fabric bag
  • Plain white cloth

What to Do

  • Your leather furniture blemished by a chewing gum needs two courses of action
  • Start the process by rubbing ice cubes packed in a fabric bag over the affected spot, so that the gum gets hardened and pulled off easily
  • Now, if there is some residuals, use a hair dryer to heat the area affected to melt down the residuals
  • Then you can wipe them clean with a plain white cloth

5 Water Stains
Anyone can accidently spill a glass of water on a bed, chair or sofa, but if it is upholstered in leather, it needs proper care.

Ingredients Needed

  • A good quality leather conditioner

What to Do

  • Instead of immediately rubbing the spilled water dry, let it soak naturally through the leather fabric
  • When dried, restore the shine and softness of the affected are by applying any good quality leather conditioner

6 Salt Stains
Leather is also prone to salt stains, which can discolour the fabric quite severely.

Ingredients Needed

  • Vinegar
  • Water

Supporting Materials

  • An empty bowl
  • Soft rug

What to Do

  • For vinegar treatment, formulate a solution containing 75 percent of water and 25 percent of vinegar in a bowl
  • Dip a soft rug in that solution and rub it over the affected area to restore it to good condition

7 Blood Stains
Though not very likely, but still there are chances that your leather furniture accidently gets blood stains.

Ingredients Needed

  • Water
  • Salt
  • Ammonia
  • Pre-wash laundry soaker

Supporting Materials

  • Soft rug

What to Do

  • Dip the rug in a solution containing 1 tablespoon salt in 600ml of water and soak the stain with it for several hours
  • Now, rinse it clean with a soft dry cloth and soak the rug again in a solution formulated with 1 part ammonia with 6 parts water to bathe the stain again for some time before you wipe it clean to see the stain removed
  • Or you can also use a pre-wash laundry soaker

8 Red Wine Stains
Red wine can also stain leather quite harshly, but no need to worry, as you will learn here how to clean them.

Ingredients Needed

  • Soap
  • Lukewarm water
  • Leather cleaner or saddle soap

Supporting Materials

  • Dry rag
  • Sponge
  • Damp wet cloth

What to Do

  • Blot up any excess wine with the help of dry rag
  • Make a solution of soap and lukewarm water
  • Swish till you get a good volume of suds
  • Use a sponge to apply only the foam to the stained area
  • Use a damp wet cloth to wipe it dry
  • For pure leather, use leather cleaner or saddle soap to finally get the clean surface back again

9 Urine Stains
The thought of getting your leather furnishing ruined by urine stains is really irritating. However, this could happen, so you better beef up your knowledge on how to get rid of them.

Ingredients Needed

  • Vinegar
  • Cold water

Supporting Materials

  • A piece of clean cloth

What to Do

  • Prepare a mixture of 1 cup of white vinegar with two cups of cold water
  • Soak a clean cloth in this solution and wring out the excess fluid
  • Scrub the affected area with this cloth
  • Wipe clean the entire surface evenly to get the stains removed

10 Curry Stains
No matter how hard you try to keep your leather furniture safe, curry stains somehow find a way to leave their marks on it! This is how you can get rid of them.

Ingredients Needed

  • Petroleum jelly
  • Leather cleaner
  • Baking soda

Supporting Materials

  • Paper towel
  • Clean white cloth

What to Do

  • Use a damp paper towel to blot any excess curry from the surface of the leather
  • Apply petroleum jelly on to the stained area. It pushes out the curry stain as it sets to absorb into the leather surface
  • Use a clean soft cloth to wipe the curry stain of the surface, moving only in one direction as you do it
  • Use new piece of cloth for each wipe till you clear as much of the curry stains and petroleum jelly as possible
  • Pour generous amount of leather cleaner onto a new piece of clean cloth for buffing out remaining petro jelly from the leather surface
  • Now you can cover any spot having a shine or residuals of petroleum jelly with a thick layer of baking soda. Brush it off after one hour or so to get the clean surface back

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