White leather can look chic, luxurious and trendy inside your car, as a pair of shoes or boots, or as the furniture in your house. But blue dye can ruin that expensive leather quite quickly. Whether the blue dye is ink, hair coloring or the indigo dye in your jeans, you're going to want to remove the stain before it permanently damages the white leather. With a little help from some common household cleaning products, you will be able to safely remove the blue dye without harming the leather.
Things You'll Need
- White cloth
- Non-acetone nail polish remover
- Cotton balls
- Aerosol hairspray
Apply a small amount of toothpaste over the entire stain.
Scrub the toothpaste into the stain gently using a white cloth. Wipe off the toothpaste using a damp cloth. If the stain is still there, continue to Step 3.
Pour a small amount of non-acetone nail polish remover onto a cotton ball. Gently rub the nail polish remover into the stained leather.
Wipe the nail polish remover and stain away with a damp cloth. If the stain still persists, continue to Step 5.
Spray an aerosol hairspray directly onto the stain. Wipe the hairspray away using a damp cloth. Continue to spray the stain and wipe the hairspray away until the stain is no longer visible.
- Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images
How to Dye Leather
The process of dying leather is quite straight forward. You can use either water- or oil-based dyes. Water-based dye leaves the leather...
How to Get Ink Off a Leather Sofa
A leather sofa is not only an accessory for your home, but an investment. Leather furniture does not come cheap so you...
How to Use Acetone to Remove Paint
Whether you're painting a house or a model train, a solvent like acetone is great for removing unwanted paint drips and cleaning...
How to Change the Color of Leather
If wearing the same old light-brown leather coat year after year makes you yawn, there's no need to toss it out or...
How to Get Denim Dye Out of Shoes
Dye stains of any type can often be a real challenge to remove from cloth materials--including canvas shoes. But it is possible...
How to Get Dye Stains Out of Clothes
Dye stains can be one of the trickiest forms of stain to remove. This is due to most dyes being made of...
How to Clean Blue Ink on White Leather
Blue ink on white leather can be a nightmare to remove if you do not know the proper removal method. Although leather...
How to Remove a Stain From a White Leather Jacket
Properly cleaning a white leather jacket normally requires a professional cleaner. However, there are ways you can keep your jacket clean at...
How to Clean Dye Transfer Off Leather
Dye transfer occurs when a colored dye bleeds onto another piece of fabric. This usually happens when garments of contrasting colors, such...