So, you’ve stained your white leather. Whether it’s an item of clothing or a piece of furniture, you’re probably starting to get worried.
Leather and white items are notoriously difficult to remove stains from. So when you add them together? Well, you might be expecting very little from your stain removal attempts.
But there’s no need to fear. You can follow a simple method to remove stains from any white leather item with great results. Stain removal doesn’t need to be a burden. If you follow these tricks by Couch Master, you should find your stains disappear in no time.
Which stain remover should you use?
The first thing you need to do is prepare your stain removal solution. You have two options when it comes to stain removal.
First, for white leather, you want to mix a bowl of water with a tablespoon of powdered stain remover and half a teaspoon of dish detergent.
The reason for these ingredients is that detergent will clean the stain’s surface, while the stain remover will do just that – remove the stain. In addition, the mix of the two should brighten the area – essential for a bright color like white.
Your second option is to mix one part white vinegar to one part water. This is a great option for those who don’t want to go out and buy products. Likely, you’ll already have these two ingredients around the house – it’s a good, cheap option.
How do you remove stains from white leather?
Small spills and stains
If you are only aiming to remove a small stain or spill, you first want to wipe away the grease. Do this with a dry cloth. If you add your stain solution to the spill straight away, it will cause the stain to set more. Deal with these spills as soon as possible – you want to minimize the time the stain has to set.
If the stain has already been set, sprinkle baking soda on it and leave it for a few hours. This allows the grease to soak into the powder, then be removed easily with a dry rag.
White leather furniture
If you are dealing with a piece of white leather furniture – something that you can’t put in the washing machine – you need to follow this system.
Use a clean rag, a sponge, or – if it requires some work – a melamine sponge. First, soak your cleaning weapon of choice in the solution you made earlier. Squeeze out any excess solution, then wipe the stained area gently. If you use too much pressure, you might damage the leather’s quality. If you are using a gentle cleaning tool, like a rag, you can press a bit harder.
For more difficult areas, like corners, use a toothbrush dipped in the solution. These can slip into cracks while still applying the right amount of pressure.
Once you’re done, wipe down the area with a clean, dry cloth. You don’t want any excess solution left on the leather, as it can damage the furniture’s surface.