When I was little, my grandpa had this awesome leather sofa that I just loved. Since then, I’ve always wanted a leather one of my own.
Well, I finally could get one last month, and the first thing I did was spill something on it. I know leather is tricky to clean so I’m afraid to ruin it.
I’m sure there must be a stain remover for a leather sofa though. Can you tell me what it is?
Erin – Syracuse, NY
Leather couches are some of the classiest looking sofas you can buy, but they are a pain to remove stains from. The best way to eliminate stains from leather differs depending on what the stain is. We cover leather cleaning, care, and stain removal in our full article here:https://www.tipsbulletin.com/how-to-clean-leather-with-simple-homemade-leather-cleaning-recipes/
For most stains and a home remedy for cleaning leather, you can create a paste with equal amounts of lemon juice and cream of tartar. Place the paste on the stain and let sit, then gently wipe it away. Remember always to use a microfiber cloth on your leather to prevent scratching.
If your stain is oil-based, use corn starch instead. Sprinkle some on and then rub with your fingers to create a little heat. You may need to repeat this method a few times to get the whole stain up, but it works to clean old stains on your leather sofa as well.
For water spots, you can fight water with water! Just wet the entire area you see spots on and the soak up the water with a sponge. You want to make sure you apply the water evenly and don’t expose the leather to the sun until it’s dry, or you’ll just develop other stains.
If the stain is caused by a pen, you’ll need some rubbing alcohol. Be very careful when applying the alcohol as you could easily damage your leather as well.
Don’t forget; some professionals clean leather as well. If you are in doubt about a stain or if the at-home method didn’t work, then you call always call a professional to help.
Enjoy your new sofa!