How to Remove Stains From White Leather

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Things You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup cream of tartar

  • 2 sponges

  • Bowl

  • Gentle soap

Lemon juice can safely remove a stain from white leather.

Stains can be difficult to remove from leather, especially when it's white. If the stain is dark, it will be quite noticeable and must be removed by a mixture that won't damage the leather. Use the appropriate cleaning solutions so you do not stain the white leather more.


Step 1

Pour 1/2 cup of lemon juice into a bowl.

Step 2

Add 1/2 cup of cream of tartar and mix together.

Step 3

Dip a sponge into the mixture and apply it to the stain. Rub the paste into the stain with your hands. Let the mixture soak into the stain for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Apply some more of the mixture with a sponge.

Step 5

Wet another sponge and add a drop or two of gentle soap.

Step 6

Use the wet sponge to wipe up the mixture. Wring out the sponge, wet it again and repeat the process until all of the mixture has been wiped up.



Megan Richardson

Megan Richardson began her career as a freelance writer and editor in 2009. She has experience in public relations and event planning, and she worked as a writer's assistant to a published author for more than a year. Her work has also appeared in "The Daily Sentinel." Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication and journalism from Stephen F. Austin State University