How to Deal With Some of the Most Common Stains on Leather

Leather is a delicate fabric to clean, and when possible, it is best to be done by professional cleaners. However, if professionals are not available to you, you can always try to clean the leather on your own. Here are a few tips that will show you how to deal with some of the most common stains on leather.

  1. Remove mildew stains with a mixture of 1 cup of rubbing alcohol and 1 cup of water. Simply, wipe the stained area with a cloth dampened in the solution, and let dry. If the stains remain, repeat the process.
  2. Ink stains are one of the most difficult to remove from leather, but you can try to get rid of them with rubbing alcohol. Soak a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol, then wipe the ink stain off. For larger stains, you may have to consult professionals, such as  cleaners  Collier’s Wood.
  3. If you spill a glass of water on leather, don’t use any heat sources to dry the leather but leave it to dry naturally. Once the leather is dry, use a quality leather conditioner to restore the its softness.
  4. Grease stains. Use a clean cloth to blot the excess grease first, and then cover the stained area with talcum powder or cornstarch. Wait for about 4 hours, then wipe the powder off the leather.
  5. Blood stains should be treated immediately if you don’t want permanent stains on the leather. Use a clean cloth to blot up the fresh blood, then leave the leather to air dry.
  6. Chewing gum. Use a plastic bag of ice cubes to rub the gum and harden it, then simply pull off the frozen gum. If there is any remaining gum on the leather, use a hair dryer to heat the area, then wipe off the gum with a clean rag.
  7. Remove salt stains from leather with a mixture of 1 part of water and 3 parts of vinegar. Dampen a clean cloth in the mixture and blot the salt stains.

If you have any doubts that a particular cleaning solution may damage the leather you are cleaning, you can always call  cleaners  Collier’s Wood for advice. They would be glad to help you.

February 19, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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