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How do you remove oil stains out of leather?


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July 20, 2008 12:39PM

Oils that are sitting on the surface can be removed with a detergent foam cleaner. Once the oils have penetrated the leather you would need to use a professional degreaser to remove the oil. The degreasing process extracts the oils into a very fine degreasing compound but there is a danger that it will also remove colour from the leather which would need replacing. If the stains are on ana niline style leather and cannot be cleaned out you may find that using aniline restoration products will help to dissipate the problem and make the stains look less obvious. Degreasing can be done on anilines but these are more likely to change colour in the process.