How To Remove Stains From Faux Leather ( Sofa, Jacket, Shoes, Bags or Purse)
Buying faux leather sofas, jackets or any other products is a great choice due to its 100 % animal-friendly nature and affordable price. It has a realistic appearance like genuine leather. Faux leather has a lot of colors, style, and design variety available. However, due to its lower price, this also makes it lesser durable and long-lasting as compared to real leather. Faux leather’s life can be increased by doing proper care of it. With all proper care, you can remove dust, dirt and prevent faux leather from cracking but there are still chances that it can get stains. Faux leather can get stains from spilling beer, oil, butter, or any other product or your kid or pet might pee on faux leather, so to remove these stains of beer stains, oil stains, butter stains, etc you can follow the below procedure of how to remove stains from faux leather but it’s always better to do the precautionary measures to prevent stains.
How To Prevent Faux Leather From Stains
Faux leather can be cleaned and maintained easily by just using a damp cloth with taking some precautionary measures you can prevent faux leather from stains. Follow these things to make sure your faux gets as much lesser stains as possible.
- Clean your faux leather regularly twice a year to remove dirt, dust, debris, and pet hairs from sticking onto faux leather, just wipe a damp cloth to clean it.
- If you have a faux leather sofa don’t sit on it if you are sweaty or have dirty clothes.
- Quickly remove the spills as it will reduce the chances of stain marks.
- If possible don’t eat while sitting on a sofa or use a slipcover.
- If you have kids or pets don’t let them sleep on the sofa as they may pee on it.
- If you have pets in your home when they come back home make sure to clean them if they are dirty.
- Buy a pet bed for your pets as they will love it even more.
- Regularly disinfect your couch if you have pets.
- Use a stain guard to prevent oil and soil stains.
How to Remove Stains From Faux Leather
If you spill something on your faux leather always make sure to remove them as quickly as possible, removing stains from faux leather is very easily that’s why it is considered the best material if you have pets and kids in your home, here we have provided a procedure of how to remove stains from faux leather.
Removing Stains From Faux Leather With Mild Detergent
- If stains are fresh, remove the excess liquid from your faux leather with a cloth, make sure to do this gently as it can spread the stains.
- After removing the excess liquid, take a mild detergent or soap, warm water, and cloth.
- Make a solution of mild detergent and warm water.
- Damp a white microfiber cloth (so that its color doesn’t spread) with this solution, now apply this solution gently on the affected area.
- Apply this solution from outwards to inwards direction.
- After that when the stains are not visible you can take a dry cloth and remove the solution properly.
- Don’t let the solution stay on the faux leather for a longer time as it can damage the faux leather.
- Make sure to don’t add too much detergent.
- Make sure to select a soap or detergent that is free from anti-bacterial or degreasing agents. These detergents can dry out your faux leather.
Removing Stains From Faux Leather With Rubbing Alcohol
- Remove the excess liquid from your faux leather if the stains are permanent, you can use a knife to remove them, do this gently so that it doesn’t damage the faux leather.
- After that take a white microfiber cloth and rubbing alcohol.
- Damp the cloth with rubbing alcohol and apply it to the affected area.
- Avoid doing this aggressively as it may spread the stains if they are fresh.
- To remove the stains, you might have to apply them multiple times.
- Once the stains are not visible you can remove the excess solution with another cloth which should be damped with water.
- Make sure to remove the solution properly.
- After that let the leather dry.
Removing Stains From Faux Leather With Distilled White Vinegar
Distilled white vinegar is usually available in every home. It can remove the stains easily due to its high acid level. Its high acid level doesn’t cause any issues and can be used safely. If rubbing alcohol doesn’t remove the stains then use this distilled white vinegar and always do the spot test on it.
- Take white vinegar and microfiber cloth.
- Damp the microfiber cloth with white vinegar and apply it to the affected area.
- After that let the vinegar stay for 1 to 2 minutes.
- After that remove it with a clean cloth properly.
- Do this up to 3 times if the stains are not getting out.
- Apply this procedure first on a smaller affected area if the faux leather doesn’t fade, you can apply it on the entire area.
- Vinegar will remove the stains and smell present on your faux leather.
- Vinegar is also a good conditioner it prevents the faux leather from drying out and cracking.
How to Moisturize Faux Leather
After removing stains from the faux leather sofa, jacket or any other product make sure to moisturize it that will prevent the leather from drying out and will prevent it from cracking and peeling in the future.
Other than that, make sure to apply leather conditioner or moisturizer twice a year to keep it in good shape. Prevent your faux leather sofa from direct sunlight and heat as much as you can. If you want to apply home products to moisturize it you can use coconut oil or olive oil. However, make sure to do a spot test on the hidden area first.
How to Maintain Faux Leather and Take Care of it
To increase the life span of your faux leather, it requires proper maintenance to keep it clean and prevent it from cracking or peeling. Here we have provided some ways to take care of your faux leather.
Vacuum Faux Leather Regularly
Vacuum your faux leather sofa regularly to remove dirt, dust, debris, or pet hairs present on your sofa. Make sure to remove dust from corners or any other hidden areas.
Disinfect Faux Leather
If you have a pet in your house you may need to disinfect your faux leather couch. To disinfect your faux leather couch all you have to do is make a solution of chlorine bleach and water. Apply this solution on the couch with a cloth. After some time remove it with another cloth which should be damped with water after that let it dry.
Avoid Faux Leather From Direct Sunlight
Prevent your faux leather couch from getting sunlight and heat for a longer time. It will prevent your couch from cracking or peeling.
Use Vinyl Protectant on Faux Leather
To prevent your faux leather from extreme weather conditions use a vinyl protectant. It protects your couch from cracking and removes dust, debris, hairs from your faux leather.
Conditioning of Faux Leather
Apply leather conditioner on your faux leather couch as it dries out with time due to that it starts cracking and peeling, it also gives your couch a shiny and soft look.
Spot test on Faux Leather
Before applying any kind of detergent or cleaning method, make sure to test it first on some small spot and also check the manufacturer’s tag before applying any cleaning method.