Leather Cleaning is a tad bit tricky we reckon because leather is a different material altogether. It is relatively easy to remove stubborn paint stains of leather furniture because it does not soak up stains like fabric, but at the same time, there is a risk of ruining the aesthetics of your beautiful leather furniture.
In this article, we are solely focusing on how to remove stubborn paint stains from leather furniture, as paint is one of the most difficult things to scrape off leather upholstery.
Things you will need to remove dried paint:
- A cloth
- Baby oil or cooking oil
- Non-acetone nail polish remover
- A cotton swab
- Leather conditioner
- Rubbing alcohol
Steps in increasing order to remove dried paint off leather upholstery. If step 1 doesn’t work go to step 2 and so on…
5 Steps To Remove Stubborn Paint From Leather Upholstery
Step 1: Wipe Out Paint
Paints are mostly water based, if the stain is new you may quickly wipe it off with a clean cotton cloth. Use a damp cotton cloth to soften the dried paint, you can scrape it off later with an old useless credit card.
Step 2: Use A Cotton Swab
To remove oil-based paints use a cotton swab and dab it in oil. Now, remove the excess oil with tissues. Rub the cotton on the stains, until the dry paint comes off. Do not let the oil seep into the leather, for that keep cloth and soapy water ready to wipe off the surface after the stain has been cleaned.
Step 3: Use An Acetone-Free Nail Polish Remover
If the stains do not go away with oil too, use an acetone-free nail polish remover. Dab a ball of cotton with nail polish remover, remove the excessive nail polish remover. Rub the stained area until your leather is clean again. Use a damp cloth to remove the extra nail polish remover after the stain has been removed.
Step 4: Grab A Beer
Now if water, oil, and non-acetone nail paint remover does not work, grab a beer from your fridge. Again, get a cotton ball, dab it in alcohol and rub over the stain. This is the most potent paint remover from leather surfaces. Try not to soak the leather upholstery in alcohol as that will dry out the surface. Blot out extra alcohol with a cloth.
“Use a Leather Conditioner after the Cleaning has been done”
Step 5: Call Professional Leather Upholstery Cleaner
It is most likely that your paint stains will be gone by the time you have used alcohol as the cleaning agent. But, if even that fails you need to right away call a leather upholstery cleaning professional.
If you want hassle-free, quick and customized only for your kind of leather cleaning, call Toms Leather Cleaning Melbourne on 1300 068 194. Ring us up to get a free consultation anywhere across Melbourne.