How to Remove Fecal Stains From Leather

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Things You'll Need

  • Saddle soap

  • Leather moisturizer


Apply a pet enzyme odor neutralizer if fecal odor seems to persist on your leather even after cleaning.

Substitute cornstarch or talcum powder for baking soda to absorb moisture from fecal stains.

Clean stained leather quickly to maintain its appearance.
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Accidents happen, and when you have small children or pets, you may occasionally end up with a fecal stain on your leather furniture surfaces. Cleaning up fecal stains is seldom a pleasant job but must be done promptly, if possible, when the stain is on leather. Because leather is a natural material, it's porous and has a tendency to absorb stains. Removing the fecal substance from your surface quickly will help prevent fecal matter and odor from remaining in the pores of the leather.


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Step 1

Pick up fecal matter with paper towels. Remove as much substance as possible without smearing or spreading it around. Discard the soiled paper towels and feces in a trash bag.

Step 2

Cover the remaining fecal stain on your leather with baking soda. Leave the baking soda on the stain for two hours so it can absorb any stain liquid from the surface and pores of the leather. Wipe the baking soda off with paper towels, and discard.


Step 3

Stir one capful of saddle soap into a half-full bucket of warm water. Dip an old toothbrush in the soapy solution, and gently scrub the surface of your leather. Rinse the brush frequently, and continue to scrub to remove all traces of the fecal stain.

Step 4

Dampen a clean cloth with plain water, and rinse your leather surface by wiping it with the cloth. Dry your leather with another clean cloth.

Step 5

Replenish the moisture in your leather surface by rubbing leather moisturizer into the surface with a clean, dry cloth. Buff to remove excess moisturizer.