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How To Remove Stains From Leather

We’ve all been guilty of a spill or scuffs from everyday wear and tear on our favorite leather products. It’s important to remember that just like any other quality products that you own, your leather items, at some point or another, will become dirty and require some TLC to restore them back to their beautiful quality leather form.

One thing to keep in mind with leather is that it is a type of material that should be treated very carefully to keep it looking great for years on end. It has “pores” which need to be able to breathe. Your favorite Wildt Leather products must be maintained to ensure they stay conditioned to avoid having them dry out.

Below, you’ll find an inexpensive DIY home remedy you can use to clean food grease and oil from your favorite leather products.

Food grease and oil is one of the most common stains that most people have on their leather products. If it’s a deep stain, you may want to go ahead and bring your product to your Benton location so we can professionally care for it to bring it back to it’s the best condition. This remedy should, however, work for most food stains that may appear on your leather products.

Here’s what you will need:

  • One part lemon juice

  • One part cream of tartar

  • A soft cloth

What to do:

  • Create a paste consistency by mixing the lemon juice and cream of tartar together.

  • Gently rub the paste directly onto the food stain.

  • Let the paste sit on the stain for 20 minutes.

  • Remove the paste with your damp rag.

  • Then, dry the area with a soft cloth.


  1. Before trying any of these home remedies, test it out on a small spot of the leather item that needs cleaning to make sure it does not damage the leather.

  2. Never use paper towels as tiny particles will remain on your leather causing it to eventually dry out and damage it.

  3. When drying, do not leave the leather in direct sunlight or use heat as this will dry and damage your leather, possibly beyond repair.

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