Picture this: your sitting in your leather theater seat enjoying a wonderful movie when you accidentally spill some water on your chair. The scariest part of this story? You didn’t notice you spilled your water. This can result in something that all leather furniture owners fear: a stain on you luxurious Nappa Leather 10000 chair. The good news is that stains can be removed, and this blog post is here to help you remove stains from you leather seats!
Cleaning Water Stains
Water can seem harmless but if you spill water on your leather seat and leave it, it can result in a watermark. If you spill water and immediately try to soak it up with a cloth, you usually can prevent it from staining. But what if it still stains? Don’t worry you can still clean water marks, all you need is 3 things: a natural or white microfiber cloth, some distilled water, and leather conditioner. Try to avoid using a colored cloth just to make sure that none of the color bleeds into the leather. Once you have all the supplies ready, the process of cleaning the stain is simple:
- First, you want to lightly dampen your micro fiber cloth, make sure it is not too wet!
- Once your cloth is wet, start at the center of the water stain and wipe outwards in a circular motion. Keep doing this till you can no longer see the water mark
- Wait for it to dry. If the stain is still there after it has dried, repeat step 2. Keep repeating until the stain is no longer visible after drying.
- After the stain is no longer visible, rub some leather conditioner on the spot. Now the water stain should be gone and the leather should be saved!
Cleaning Grease Stains
Eating greasy popcorn while watching a movie is inevitable and sometimes spills happen. How ever you get grease on you chair, grease stains happen. These type of stains are a bit more difficult to deal with than water stains but they can still be dealt with. To clean grease you need a natural or white microfiber cloth, corn starch or talcum powder, and leather conditioner.
- As soon as you notice grease is on your chair, try to blot out as much of the grease as possible using the dry microfiber cloth. You wont be able to get off of the grease, but try your best to get as much as you can.
- Next you want to cover the entire stain with corn starch or talcum powder and let is sit over night.
- The next day you want to gently wipe the corn starch or talcum powder away, if the stain is still there repeat the process until the stain is no longer present.
- Once the stain is completely gone, rub some leather conditioner on the spot where the stain was.
Cleaning Ink Stains
You just got home after a long day of work and sit in your chair, and you hear a crack. You forgot that you had a pen in your back pocket and ink spilled on your chair! No matter how you spill ink on your chair, ink stains are no joke. Sadly, there are no home remedies to easily remove these stains from your top grade Nappa leather. But have no fear, there is still a way to remove ink stains from your leather chair.
The bad news is you will need to invest in an ink removal stick, the good news is they are usually not expensive! Each brand of ink removal sticks works differently, so make sure to read the instructions carefully before using it. Always make sure you apply leather conditioner after the stain is removed in order to make sure that your leather does not dry up.
What About All Other Stains?
But what if you’ve spilt wine on your chair? Or somehow bleed on your chair? When it comes to more advanced stains like these example it is always a good idea to contact a professional. There are many companies out there who specialize in removing stains in leather, so contacting one of these companies is a good idea.
Now you know how to deal with spills and stains! Whether its water or ink, you can still save your high quality Nappa leather if you follow these steps!