How to Remove Juice Stains From Leather

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Things You'll Need

  • Paper towels

  • Liquid detergent soap

  • Bucket or bowl

  • Soft cloth

  • Soft bristled brush (toothbrush)

Juice can be one of the more difficult stains to remove due to the heavy dye that is commonly added to the liquid. A spilled glass of cherry, grape, tomato, cranberry or pomegranate juice often invokes a feeling of panic. Leather couches, jackets, shoes and belts are prone to staining. Many liquids, including juice, can be wiped away from leather if the stain is fresh. To remove a juice stain that has had a chance to work its way into leather, use a few common household items.

Step 1

Wipe up as much of the juice stain with paper towels if the stain is fresh.

Step 2

Mix ½ tsp. of liquid detergent soap with 1 qt. warm water in a bucket or small bowl.

Step 3

Moisten a soft cloth with the soap solution. Wipe the juice stain, allowing the soap to work into the leather.

Step 4

Scrub the leather using a soft bristled brush or toothbrush to work out the rest of the stain. Carefully work the brush in a back and forth motion following the grain of the leather. Make sure not to apply too much pressure as this will damage the leather.

Step 5

Reapply the soap solution to the stain. Scrub the leather with a soft bristled brush until the juice stain is completely removed.


Diana Braun

Diana Braun began her writing career as a consultant and technical writer for a software company focusing on how-to, training, white paper, and internal process documentation. After two years, Braun left to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams. Since then, she has launched several startups including a t-shirt business, an online marketing and advertising t-shirt distribution business, and an entertainment site. She currently resides in South Florida.