How To Remove A Stain From A White Leather Jacket
Knowing how to remove a stain from a white leather jacket is an important part of maintaining your fine leather products. The fact is, no matter how careful you may be, it is likely that you will have to remove a stain from a white leather jacket when you own one. Naturally, you could go to the dry cleaner and have them lift the stain from your white leather jacket, but it is also possible to do so at home. With a few household items, you can remove a stain from a white leather jacket on your own.
To remove a stain from a white leather jacket, you will need:
- Hair spray
- A mild dish detergent
- Paper towels
- A lint-free cloth
- Spray some hair spray to remove the stain from your white leather jacket if the stain is ink- or dye-based. Make sure to only spray the spot on the jacket that is stained with ink or dye. Use a clean paper towel to blot the spot after spraying it with the hair spray; the stain should begin to transfer to the paper towel. Never re-blot the spot with a part of paper towel that has ink on it.
- Sprinkle cornstarch to absorb the stain from your white leather jacket if it is from grease or oil. Cover the entire stain with cornstarch and let it sit for about twelve hours so the cornstarch can absorb the oil. Brush the cornstarch off into a trash can, and reapply if the oil is not entirely gone.
- Use a mild dish detergent to scrub the stain from your white leather jacket if it is caused by dirt or general wear. Use a drop of the mild detergent and a damp, lint-free cloth to carefully wipe the stain away. Be careful not to get the jacket too wet, and always rub with the grain of the leather.