The problem of stains on leather is multiple. To clean leather, you must first know the origin of the leather stain. Then you have to know the nature of your leather to understand how to treat it. A leather stain from a pen is treated differently than the one of vegetable origin.
To take care of leather, you have to understand how it was made. All leathers: cowhide, lamb, pig are fixed (varnished), it is this protection that will determine the repair of your leather. Indeed, if protection of the leather is good, a stain will not be able to penetrate. Do not forget that you are dealing with a porous material. If the protection is in poor condition, liquids, fats such as sebum, will be absorbed. Therefore, the protection of your leather is essential. The more regularly your leather is treated, the fewer problems you will have with leather stains. Prevention is the key word, cleaning your leather, maintaining your leather will guarantee you a longevity of your objects and save you a lot of disappointment.
How to remove leather stains?
If your leather has good protection, leather shampoo will remove all types of stains. However, most of the time, leather stains got the better of this protection. We will list a great variety of cases in order to give you as many solutions as possible. Proceed step by step:
- determine the nature of your leather, the origin of the stain, follow our various examples and apply the methods to renovate your leather.
- for original leather stains: pen ink, indelible marker, etc., solution is quite simple – leather cleaning in these conditions is impossible. Ink penetrates to the core and it is impossible to remove it. The leather will need to be colored.
- for sebum stains on aniline leathers, you must use the leather cleaner (degreasing stripper) this product will remove the grease. If leather stain is too deep, the color of your leather will remain dark, it will not regain its original appearance. Professional Cleaners advise you to use the coloring balm to give your leather a patina and give it a nice appearance.
- For mildew stains, use our leather soap with our brush. If after this treatment there are still spots of mold, leather will have to be dyed.
Leather stain remover products to use
To clean leather without damaging it, it is recommended to use suitable products. It is common to read that time-proven remedies are effective in treatment of leather, but we will not risk it. Leather is a noble, organic and fragile material, it is normal that it requires appropriate maintenance. Use mild soap and non-abrasive products to remove stains from your leather. You will find a set of leather cleaning products on the Clean your upholstery website.