Stains on your leather couch or recliner ruin the look of your furniture especially if these are located in areas where they are very visible.
Before asking a professional leather cleaning company to remove the stains, check out some tips below for do-it-yourself leather upholstery cleaner.
Some of the steps provided here use a few ingredients that you can find at home while others you can easily find in any grocery or supermarket and are very affordable.
1. Stains on brown leather. If your leather has ink stains or any other colored liquid stain, take a dry soft cloth – make sure that the cloth is free of lint – and immediately dab on the stains to get rid of the excess.
– Do not rub on the stain if it is still wet or fresh as this will not only spread the stain on the leather but will also push the stain deeper into the leather. It is important that you remove the stain as soon as possible to prevent it from setting into the fabric.
– Get a piece of cloth and pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol on the cloth. Gently dab on the stain or rub if it is already dry; until you have completely erased it.
– Use your hair dryer to dry the alcohol on the leather.
– If the stain is stubborn, apply a generous amount of oil-free and gel-free cuticle remover. Let it sit overnight.
– Clean the area in the morning with a dry, soft and lint-free cloth.
2. Stains on light leather. If stains on brown leather are already an eyesore, stains on light leather is even more of an eyesore. There is a way to remove the stains with the use of some kitchen supplies.
– Mix equal parts of lemon juice and cream of tartar until you get a smooth pasty consistency. Gently rub your mixture on the stain and let it sit for at least ten minutes.
– Apply another coating and rub gently on the spot.
– Wipe off the paste with the use of a damp lint-free cloth. You may also use a sponge.
– You may likewise dip your cloth or sponge in a mixture of water and a small amount of moisturizing soap to wipe off the paste.
3. General cleaning. To keep your leather looking new, you can apply homemade leather cleaner.
– Take 1 part white vinegar and 2 parts linseed oil. Combine the two ingredients together.
– Take a soft, lint-free cloth and dampen it with your solution.
– Gently rub on the entire couch or furniture, using circular motions. Let it sit for at least ten minutes.
– Polish the leather with a dry soft and lint-free cloth.