With the ownership of leather comes a certain amount of special care. Leather cannot be cleaned in the same manner as other materials, which can cause a slight dilemma when spills or other accidents happen. Grease tends to bond stubbornly to whatever surface it comes in contact with, so finding yourself with a grease stain on leather can seem like a rather large problem. Though leather may be a temperamental material, this is one stain that is actually pretty simple to eliminate.
Things You'll Need
- Plastic utensil
- Baby powder or cornstarch
- Leather soap
Lay the leather item on a flat surface.
Scrape the area with a plastic utensil to remove any grease that may have dried on the surface.
Sprinkle cornstarch or baby powder directly onto the affected area.
Allow the cornstarch or baby powder to stay on the area overnight.
Brush off the powder and discard it.
Wash the area with a leather soap per the manufacturers’ instructions.
Set the leather in a cool, dry place to air dry.
Tips & Warnings
- For large stains that cannot be removed after several attempts, consult with a professional cleaner.
- Harsh chemicals and abrasives will damage leather and should be avoided.
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