How to Remove Stains from Leather

These tips will show you how to remove stains from leather clothing, shoes and furniture in a proper and safe way. However, cleaning can alter the appearance of leather, so if you are not confident on how to remove certain stain properly from your leather item, you’d better consult leather-cleaning expert.

  1. Remove mildew stains from leather by using a solution of 1 cup of water and 1 cup of rubbing alcohol. Dampen a clean cloth in the solution and wipe the area affected by mildew. Let the leather dry/
  2. Use hairspray to remove ink stains. Spray the stained area with hairspray, then use a clean cloth to wipe it off. The success of this solution will depend on how long the ink has sit on the leather. If you cannot remove the ink stain with hairspray, you may have to call leather-cleaning professional to deal with it for you.
  3. Get rid of grease stains by firstly blotting the excess grease from the leather using a clean cloth, and then sprinkling talcum powder on the affected area to absorb the remaining grease. Wait for about 4 hours before wiping the powder off the leather, as recommended by cleaners Brixton.
  4. Remove blood stains by blotting at the stained area repeatedly with a clean, damp cloth until the stain is gone. Leave the leather air dry.
  5. To remove gum from leather, rub a plastic bag of ice cubes over the affected area  to harden the gum first, then use your fingers to pull off the gum. Use a clean cloth to rub off any residual gum.
  6. Clean salt stains on leather by using a mixture of 1 part water and 3 parts of white vinegar. Dampen a clean cloth in the mixture and blot at the affected area until the salt stains are removed.
  7. To restore the colour of a discoloured leather item, use a leather spray with a colour that most closely matches to the colour of the leather item.

If you want to learn more useful tips on how to remove stains from leather, just call cleaners Brixton. They would be glad to help you with some free advice.

February 2, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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