Finding perspiration or body-oil stains on your clothing or furniture can be frustrating. When those stains are found on a fabric as delicate as leather, it becomes even more upsetting. Before you rush off to purchase expensive cleaning products or call in the cleaning professionals, there is a very simple home remedy that will remove those nasty stains without damaging the leather. The method is quick and only requires a few supplies, all of which can be found in most homes. Follow this remedy and your leather will be oil-free in no time.
Sprinkle cornflour on the stain. Use just enough cornflour to completely cover the oil stain.
Rub the cornflour into the oil stain using a circular motion. Continue rubbing until you feel heat from the friction of the leather on the tips of your fingers.
Let the cornflour sit overnight.
Wipe the cornflour away using a clean dry cloth.
Vacuum any remaining cornstarch residue from the spot using a vacuum cleaner with a hose attachment.
If cornstarch is unavailable, talc powder may be used as a substitute.
Never use water to clean an oil stain on leather. The water will cause the oil to spread and increase the size of the stain.
Tips and warnings
- If cornstarch is unavailable, talc powder may be used as a substitute.
- Never use water to clean an oil stain on leather. The water will cause the oil to spread and increase the size of the stain.