Leather Stain Removal Tips

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Before attempting to remove stains from leather, it's important to identify the kind of leather, after which it can be effective to use a wet sponge or baby wipes. Learn about pre-treated leather and its resistance to some cleaning products with help... View Video Transcript

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Rachel Yatuzis

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and I'm going to teach you a little bit about leather stain removal tips. You have to find out first exactly what kind of leather you're dealing with. A lot of leather before it's put on the shelves is pre-treated so it's a little more resistant to stains, and a little more resistant to anything that you might try to use to get a stain out. The good thing is leather is a slick surface so Kool-Aid and things like that, unless it's suede, will usually just you know, bead off and roll off the leather. So, you want to try to make sure you buy leather that's been treated with a with a pre-treatment, but some leather comes purely natural and this is where you're going to have more problems. You want to keep some leather cleaner and leather conditioner handy for when things like this happen if it's a leather piece that you really want to hold onto for a long time. But, if you don't have leather cleaner there are some things you can try at home first. First thing is just a wet sponge. Water's not going to hurt leather, so just try to get a wet sponge and try to really work out any stains that you have. If that does not work you always want to let the area dry first before you try another method, so you would let this dry. Try using baby wipes. Not everybody has baby wipes layin' around their house cause' not everybody has babies, but you know, there's some sort of oils and things in baby wipes that are good for removing stains. They're nice to have around. They're pretty handy. So, try usin' a baby wipe to rub the stain out, and also, if that doesn't work you want to try using Windex, like a window cleaner. Just spray it directly on there, and rub it in, and allow it to dry. Any time you treat your leather or you use any substance like this on your leather make sure to condition it afterwards cause' you don't want to dry the leather out. Then you've got cracks, and that's somethin' that's a lot harder to fix. I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and those are some leather stain removal tips.