How can I remove stains from the head area of my leather chair.

Stains probable caused from hair oils, etc.

  5 answers
  • Janice Janice on Apr 16, 2018
    Cornstarch from your kitchen will work. If you're not familiar with it, it is used in cooking to thicken soups and gravies I believe the best known brand is "Argo" and comes in a pale yellow box. Sprinkle a layer of cornstarch on the stained areas and let it "sit" for a few hours or overnight. Next, mix saddle soap or a very mild soap with a good amount of water and dip a clean soft cloth in the mix and wring out well. Use the cloth to gently remove the cornstarch. Do this a few times until all traces of the cornstarch are removed. Hopefully, after the leather dries well, the stains will be gone. If not, repeat the process a couple more times. The cornstarch should absorb the oily stains eventually. Hope this helps and your leather looks beautiful again. :)

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 16, 2018
    Once the leather is cleaned of the stains, make sure to condition the leather with a good leather conditioner or cleaner/conditioner. Use only products for leather. I would put something over the top of the chair to prevent absorption of oil in the future.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Apr 16, 2018
    There are good leather cleaners and protectors available in the automotive section in your hardware store.

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Apr 17, 2018
    Best of luck! Let us know what works!