How to Remove Hand Lotion Stains From Leather
Leather is a popular choice for both furniture and clothing, and sometimes it is the victim of clumsiness. Here’s how to remove hand lotion stains from leather with as little fuss as possible.
What you will need:
- Mild soap and lukewarm water
- Dry cloths
- Corn meal (or other household absorbent)
- Leather cleaner or conditioner
- Take the lukewarm water and soap. Put one of the cloths in the mixture, only using the suds or foam (no water; moisture can damage the fabric). Gently pat the foam on the affected area. Repeat this step several times if necessary.
- Take a clean cloth and dry off the area that you were applying the foam to. You may not have to do anything else at this point; the hand lotion stains may be completely gone. If not, continue to the next step.
- Because of the consistency of hand lotion, it is likely that the area that the stain was it may be oily or greasy. This is common, and this is why you need an absorbent. Take the absorbent (corn meal, etc), and sprinkle it over the affected area. Lay the leather out and allow it to sit. It may have to sit overnight in some cases, depending on how badly the stain set into the piece of leather and how greasy the hand lotion is.
- After it is done absorbing, brush or shake off the absorbent entirely.
- If the stain is still there, then repeat the entire process. This is uncommon, but there are rare cases that you may have to repeat the process.
- After the stain is completely removed, condition the leather with leather cleaner and/or conditioner. This will help soften the leather to its original state.