How to Fix Scuff Marks on Faux Leather

Fake leather, also known as pleather, is cheaper than real leather yet provides the same look of real hide. Even though faux leather is a durable material, it can still develop scuff marks over time. These ugly discolorations can cause fake leather to appear dull and dirty. Normal cleaning does little to remove the scuff marks. Instead, use a few home remedies to get rid of the scuffs and to restore the look of your faux leather.

Faux leather is a common material for footwear, clothing, furniture and accessories.

Step 1

Rub the discolorations with a gum eraser in a back-and-forth motion for several seconds until the scuff marks are no longer visible. Wipe the eraser shavings off the faux leather with a damp cloth. Continue if the marks remain.

Step 2

Dampen a lint-free cloth in rubbing alcohol. Scrub the scuff marks with the cloth in a gentle, circular motion until they are no longer present. Wipe the rubbing alcohol off the faux leather with a cloth damped with cold water.

Step 3

Moisten a cloth with cold water, and add a dollop of white nongel toothpaste to the cloth. Scrub the scuff marks off the faux leather in a gentle motion until you remove the scuff marks. Wipe the faux leather clean with a damp cloth, and buff it dry.