How To Remove Food Stains From A Leather Sofa

By on Apr 3, 2017 in cleaning tips, leather cleaning | 0 comments

Leather is quite the absorbent material. As soon as you have stained your leather sofa with food of any sort the faster you act the quicker and easier it will be to clean it.


Quickest way

The quickest way to do it is with a microfiber cloth and some talcum powder.
Use the cloth to dab as much from the stain as possible. Do not scrub the leather as that may damage its fine grains.
Follow the texture of the leather. It is going to be far easier if you apply the cleaner in the direction of the grains. If you, yet, fail to find it, please do try to go from the outside to the inside. Even if you fail to completely remove the stain you will at least make it smaller.

Baby Powder

Get your hands on some baby powder. Spread a lot of the powder on the stain. Give it some hours or even a night to absorb the stain. Now this works because the baby powder has a greater absorbing power than leather. Then use a microfiber cloth and scrub away the powder from the sofa.

Liquid detergent

  1. Mix some dish soap with distilled water.
  2. Dip a microfiber cloth in the detergent.
  3. Then dip the stained area with that same cloth. Again try to work in the direction of the grain.
  4. Soak the leather with the distilled water. Do so until you get a lather.
  5. With your clean fingers rub the stain until it is no more.
  6. Use more water to clean the lather from the leather.
  7. With a clean cloth blot dry the leather.
  8. If there is still a stain, make sure to give the leather enough time to dry completely. Working on it again before it has dried out can damage it and make the situation worse.

    Cook it at home

    You can always check for good old home remedies for cleaning up the food stains.
    All you will need is:

    • 1/8 cup of sea salt
    • 1/2 a spoon of flour
    • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
    • 3/8 cup of distilled water

    Mix all this in a bowl. Do it by using a fork or a spoon. Continue until it gets into a paste-like product.
    Use this mixture to lift grease from the leather without damaging the surface itself.
    Get some cloth and dip it in the mixture. Then apply it on the stain that needs treatment.
    Proceed until the stain is gone.

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