How to Remove Juice Stains From Leather

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Juice can be one of the more difficult stains to remove due to the heavy dye that is commonly added to the liquid. A spilled glass of cherry, grape, tomato, cranberry or pomegranate juice often invokes a feeling of panic. Leather couches, jackets, shoes and belts are prone to staining. Many liquids, including juice, can be wiped away from leather if the stain is fresh. To remove a juice stain that has had a chance to work its way into leather, use a few common household items.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels
  • Liquid detergent soap
  • Bucket or bowl
  • Soft cloth
  • Soft bristled brush (toothbrush)
  • Wipe up as much of the juice stain with paper towels if the stain is fresh.

  • Mix ½ tsp. of liquid detergent soap with 1 qt. warm water in a bucket or small bowl.

  • Moisten a soft cloth with the soap solution. Wipe the juice stain, allowing the soap to work into the leather.

  • Scrub the leather using a soft bristled brush or toothbrush to work out the rest of the stain. Carefully work the brush in a back and forth motion following the grain of the leather. Make sure not to apply too much pressure as this will damage the leather.

  • Reapply the soap solution to the stain. Scrub the leather with a soft bristled brush until the juice stain is completely removed.

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