How to Remove Acrylic Paint From Leather Furniture

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How to Remove Acrylic Paint From Leather Furniture

Leather furniture can be a nice addition to any home decor, unless it has paint on it. Leather is such a temperamental material to clean that a little paint can make it look like a gigantic chore. However, acrylic paint is no match for a simple remedy that will take almost nothing in the way of time and effort. Soon your leather furniture will be as good as new.

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Things you need

  • Soft clean cloth
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Toothbrush

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  1. 1

    Dab extra virgin olive oil onto the stained area with a soft clean cloth.

  2. 2

    Allow the olive oil to sit on the paint for at least 15 minutes.

  3. 3

    Use an old toothbrush and gently scrub the paint away adding more olive oil with the cloth as needed.

  4. 4

    Wipe the area clean of any paint debris with a clean, dry cloth.

Tips and warnings

  • Cotton balls dipped in hairspray are also quite effective in removing paint without damaging the leather.
  • Some commercial products may be harmful to leather so read the manufacturer's instructions carefully before using them.

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