Leather can be sometimes difficult to clean, especially if you’ve spilled all sorts of stains on the surface. In this case, we’ll focus on paint stains and show you how to remove paint from leather.
Before you start cleaning the surface, you should always check the type of paint used and the kind of leather material. This will help you determine the right approach on how to clean your leather.
Here are some different ways to eliminate the paint.
- Remove the paint as soon as possible. The easiest to way to remove paint is to wipe it off while it is still wet. It is always best to attend to the stain while it is still fresh, especially since leather material tends to absorb stains easily. Once the paint dries on the surface, it will be more difficult to get rid of.
- Use a damp microfiber cloth to wipe off the paint. Use gentle strokes to avoid further damage to the leather. If the paint you spilled is water-based, a damp cloth will be able to soften the paint and make it easier to scrape off.
- Use a baby oil to remove the paint. In case your paint is not water-based, you can try using baby oil. Dip a cotton swab lightly in baby oil and rub it gently over the paint stain. This will help soften the paint.
However, you need to be careful not to soak the leather with too much oil. Afterward, use a leather cleaner or a soapy sponge to eliminate the residue.
- Apply a nail polish remover. This is another option in case a damp cloth or baby oil doesn’t work. Use a cloth or a cotton swab and dip it lightly in a nail polish remover.
Afterward, rub it gently over the paint until it fades. Then wipe the affected area with a wet cloth to eliminate the nail polish solution on the surface.
- Use a rubbing alcohol. If all else fails, use a rubbing alcohol instead. Pour a small amount into a clean cloth but make sure that the cloth is not too wet. Apply it carefully over the paint and clean the area with a damp cloth to remove any leftover.
The rubbing alcohol can dry out the leather material. This is why it is important to proceed to the next step.
- Apply a leather conditioner. After cleaning the surface from paint, use our KevianClean Leather Cleaner and Conditioner to moisturize and prevent the leather from drying or cracking up.