Removing Oil Stains from Leather upholstery
What you will need:
- A phone book
- A professional
- leather protector
Over time many people will begin to notice oil stains on their leather upholstery. You may even have the no eating on the leather couch rule, but still find that your expensive leather sofa has begun to show oil stains. This can be caused by body oils as well as food oils. Many people don't even realize they have begun to leave their body oil of their leather upholstery until the stains are large.
The best advice to helping you remove oil stains form leather upholstery is get professional help. Most leather furniture is very expensive and easily ruined by inexperienced at home cleaning methods. Most often people begin to clean the leather using some great tips, but end up discoloring the upholstery and ultimately ruining their furniture.
When looking into professional leather cleaners ensure that you find a person experienced in removing oil stains from the leather. Many upholstery cleaners claim they can clean any surface, but it take a special skill to clean leather upholstery without making a bigger mess.
Once the leather has been professionally cleaned and restored to its beautiful state, you can always try and prevent further damage. There are a lot of great leather protectors on the market that can prevent body oil to again ruin the finish on your leather upholstery. Most of the leather protectors on the market sell for about 25 US dollars.
If you do feel comfortable enough to try and remove oil from your leather upholstery you can simply follow the steps and directions located above. Just remember leather upholstery is much harder to clean and easier to ruin. Many of the products can cause you to ruin the pigment of the leather, thus causing it to discolor.