Remove stains from patent leather?

I have two white purses that I have been unable to remove the stains from. Has anyone had any luck with this?

Thank you!

  4 answers
  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Nov 05, 2017
    Have you tried regular household rubbing alcohol or white vinegar? Hairspray used to work, but I've read that today's hairspray has less alcohol and that's what was making it work. Scroll down to Purses on this website for more ideas.

    • Susan Susan on Nov 05, 2017
      Hi Linda

      I tried the alcohol, acetone and probably the vinegar. Maybe the hairspray too. But Wikihow mentions trying a Magic Eraser - so I may try that.

      Thank you!

  • Suz21114843 Suz21114843 on Nov 05, 2017
    Try hair lacquer, i know it brings biro ink of leather

  • William William on Nov 05, 2017
    I sold patent leather shoes that had some stains. My stand by for cleaning everything (except clothing) I sell on Ebay. White (not gel) toothpaste. For the purse use a dab of toothpaste on a damp cloth and gently rub in a circular motion.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Nov 14, 2017
    Good luck! I hope that works! I haven't dealt with patent leather since my daughter was little - back in the mid 1980's. As I think about it more, I think I also used regular toothpaste (not gel) with a soft cloth and a gentle rubbing action. I'm also thinking I might have tried something like Soft Scrub, but you'd have to be VERY gentle so you don't remove the shine.