It makes you feel contended and satisfied to see new colors spreading new life and new hopes all over your house at the end of a weeklong mess. You were just putting things back on place and about to enjoy the new color in your life that you notice a big stain on your favorite leather sofa. Nothing can be more depressing and annoying than seeing your favorite leather furniture dirty, when everything around is so decked up. Removing paint stains from leather is not at all an easy task, and at times gets impossible as well, especially when the paint dries out and sits firm on it. There are few home remedies that you can use to remove the paint stain off your expensive leather material. However, you need to be extra conscious in using any below mentioned cleaning method, as a wrong step can cause irreparable damage to your favorite leather.
Removing Paint Stains From Leather
- Warm Water
- Leather Conditioner
- Leather Cleaner
- The first and foremost step in removing the paint is to soften the stain for it to become easier for you to wipe it off. Run a soft piece of cloth under warm water and then use it over the stained area for the paint to lose down.
- Once you have softened the paint stain with the help of warm water, peel out as much paint as possible from the leather. Make sure that you are gentle in your process. Don’t scrub the leather too hard, as it might cause damage to the leather.
- Once you have removed the paint stain, take leather cleaner and spread it over the area. Follow the instructions given on the bottle to clean the stained area.
- Once the paint is completely off the leather object, it is now time to repair the worn out look of the leather. Use a good leather conditioner for the purpose. Apply gently the leather conditioner to get rid of any dullness caused in the process of cleaning the paint off.
- Pad the stained area with a dry rag to wipe out the paint. If the paint is fresh and leather is very smooth, the paint stain will get wiped off with the dry rag itself.
- You can even use the Q-tip or your clean finger to apply regular moisturizer on the paint stain. The moisturizer will also work best when the paint is fresh. Spread the moisturizer over the stain and leave it on for few minutes for the moisturizer to do its work. Take a dry rag and pad the spot gently to wipe out the stain from the leather furniture.
- Swab regular baby wipes on the fresh paint stain. Make sure the wipe is not oil based, as it will make it difficult for you to remove the paint from an oily wipe. Dab the area gently and let the paint stick to the baby wipes. Once the paint stain is on the wipes, take a dry rag and pad the area to clean it dry.
- You can even use soap and distilled water mixture to wipe out the paint stain from the leather, with the help of a rag. Make sure that you don’t scrub hard, as it would cause the paint to smear, making it difficult for you to remove it then. Once the paint is out, use a rag soaked in clear distilled water, to remove the soap out of the leather.
- Spread some alcohol or a non-oil-based nail polish remover with the help of a Q-tip. This will help you remove an old or a dry paint stain. Spread the alcohol or nail polish remover and leave it for few minutes for the paint compounds to break up. This will make it easier for you to wipe off the paint from any kind of leather.