Leather chair seat soaked in liquid laundry detergent

I put my laundry basket in my living room chair. The detergent bottle was slightly ajar and tipped so when I went to put my laundry away the back and seat was soaked with liquid laundry detergent. It has dried and don't know if is possible to remove the stain and how?
Mary Gwin
  6 answers
  • Tonia Tonia on Jul 21, 2015
    If you clean it and then rub in a leather conditioner it may hide some of the stain.
  • Bob Bob on Jul 22, 2015
    try a matching color wax shoe polish
  • Elizabeth Elizabeth on Jul 22, 2015
    Can you remove the cushion cover? Is it leather or suede?It's ok to get leather wet, soak it to re-hydrate the soap, rinse well, smooth out to dry. you may have to work the leather to soften it up if it dries stiff...this is part of the process that is done when hides are tanned..it's called "breaking the hide". Manipulate and kind of work the leather.....maybe Google hide breaking for a better explanation. I have tanned all kinds of hides over the years...
    • Mary Francene Gwin Mary Francene Gwin on Jul 24, 2015
      @Elizabeth That is ne of the big problems the cover cannot be removed...but am going to try to get as muchof the detergent out with water and then go from there. Wish me luck!
  • Sandy Sandy on Jul 22, 2015
    Mary, I have leather furniture also. I would recommend a leather cleaner, even if it removes more of the color of the leather. Use a matching shoe/boot dye or polish, let it dry and use the best leather conditioner you can find. I'm afraid if the detergent is left there for a long period of time it may ruin your leather. Knowing how upset I would be, calm down, there is a remedy-first get that detergent off of there and maybe have a nice glass of wine! Sandy
  • Pat Pat on Jul 24, 2015
    Think of the leather like your skin. That is all that leather really is. I would try and get as much of the soap out as possible with just water. I would then use a product called Leather CPR that is a natural product and it cleans and conditions. If it discolors there are methods for dying but i would hesitate to try that on leather furniture. If you were going to try polish I would recommend Meltonian which is a soft polish. Good luck with this venture. A good natural leather conditioner is Huberds Boot Grease
  • Mary Francene Gwin Mary Francene Gwin on Jul 24, 2015
    will try to get as much of the soap out as I can with water and then go from there. The cover or cusion can't be remove so going to ha to stick dry towlels of something down the crack of the chair so I don't deluge the whole bottom with water,