How to get Water Stains out of Leather

While leather furniture adds an aesthetic touch to the interiors, they are more often prone to stains, especially water stains. The same goes with leather car seats when you unintentionally spill water and do not clean it off immediately. Keep your valuable leather upholstery free from such unsightly spots with the following steps:

Steps to Remove Water Stains from Leather

  1. Take some tap water in a bowl (warm water could be used) and dip a clean sponge into it.
  2. Wring out the water and wipe (not scrub) outward from the center of the stained spot, gradually moving towards the edge of the surface, moistening the entire area but not letting it get wet.
  3. Use a clean, dry cloth to wipe the leather and allow it to dry.
  4. Smear the dried leather with saddle soap to soften it.

Things to Keep in Mind

  • Use of excess water on the leather surface must be avoided as it may lead to formation of new stains.
  • Do not apply saddle soap directly on the water spots as the caustic chemicals in it may cause further damage.
  • Clean off any water spill without delay with a dirt-free cloth to prevent it from developing awful stains on your leather sofa, chair or cushions.

When you have invested so much in tanned leather goods, a bit of extra care and attention are required for protecting them from unpleasant stains. Just follow the simple cleaning method and ensure the longevity of your leather upholstery.

DIY Upholstery Cleaning