How to Remove Grease on Leather

In case you accidentally stained your leather upholstery with grease, don’t panic. Although it may be difficult to remove, especially if the stain has left a mark on the surface, there are still ways to clean it.

The first step you need to do is to address the problem immediately. Otherwise, if left unattended, the grease stain can ruin your leather. The longer you ignore the stain, the more the leather surface will absorb the grease and therefore will be harder to remove.

Here are some steps you should follow to effectively eliminate the grease stain on your leather for good.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Talcum powder or corn starch
  • Vinegar
  • Microfiber Cloth
  • Suede brush
  • Leather cleaner

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Blot the grease stain immediately. Use a microfiber cloth to get rid of the grease from the leather surface. This will prevent the stain from getting absorbed further by the leather. Avoid rubbing the surface because it may just add more damage to the leather.
  1. Cover the stain with talcum powder or corn starch. Let the powder sit overnight to give it time to absorb the excess grease and oil. Remove the powder using a microfiber cloth.
  1. Apply a vinegar on the residue. If you are using suede leather and the powder did not entirely work, applying vinegar may do the trick.

Dip your microfiber cloth lightly in vinegar and dab it over the grease stain. Then brush the suede leather using a suede brush. Remember, the vinegar specifically works with suede leather. Do not attempt to try it on other types of leather.

  1. Use a commercial degreaser. If all else fails, use a commercial degreaser to get rid of the grease stain. Make sure you follow the instructions on the degreaser.

For nubuck leather, using a commercial degreaser is the best way to eliminate the stain. Since nubuck leather is difficult to clean, you need to use a special cloth or brush.  

  1. Apply a leather cleaner. Our KevianClean 2-pack Leather Conditioner and Interior Defense promo is the best choice for leather care. A leather cleaner and conditioner will help restore your leather to its former state. At the same time, it can protect your leather from future stains.

If your leather is unprotected, the stain will be instantly absorbed by the leather making it difficult to remove. Treating the stain immediately is the best way to deal with it.

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