Professional Advice

Cleaning Leather
Summary

Not all stains are the same. Ink Stains, Gum, Grease Stains or Protein (blood and unirine) Stains have different ways of removing the stain. Be sure you use the correct method.

Cleaning Leather

Tired of those messy, expensive, time-consuming 3 or 4 step products that never quite work as well as you hoped? Some manufacturers or sales people tell you to use soap and water. Yet soap contains lye, which will eventually dry and crack the leather finish.

Ink stains Apply the affected area with ANTIBACTERIAL GEL, ALCOHOLC, BABY WIPES or even Hairspray then wipe it off with a clean cloth.

Gum Rub with a plastic bag of ice cubes to harden the gum, and then pull off the gum. For any residual gum, heat the area with a hair dryer and rub off the gum with a clean cloth.

Grease stains Blot excess grease with a clean cloth. Sprinkle talcum powder or cornstarch on the affected area. Let sit for at least 4 hours, then wipe off the powder.

Protein (Blood, Urine) Stains Blot excess moisture with a clean, damp cloth. Allow item to dry slowly, DO NOT KEEP IN SUNLIGHT