Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa?


How do I take dried paint off my leather sofa? I don't want to discolor or damage it it is a dark navy blue color. I know that you have to be real careful on what you use on leather, like no oils because it absorbs it and can leave a oil spot. So if you could let me know what to use to take dried paint off my leather sofa that would be very helpful, thanks!!
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Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa?

If the paint is water based the possibility exists that a mild solution of warm water and dish soap might loosen it enough to remove the paint. Saddle soap is another option that might loosen it. Since leather is always dyed, using something strong enough to disolve the paint (like a dried paint remover) will probably also remove the dye (the navy blue). You may be able to remove the paint, then find a shoe polish or shoe dye to touch up where the paint was removed.

Unfortunately this may be a job for a professional if you want it back the way it was. I'd also contact the manufacturer and see what hints they might have.

By ThriftyFun

Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa?

Hi. I used fingernail polish remover to take siver paint off my leather jacket. It works. =)

By Sindy

Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa?

The solution in nail polish remover that removes paint is Acetone. This can be purcased in mostly at Hardware stores. Apply it lightly to paper or a light cloth, then blot. Paint will show on the cloth. Amazingly, it removed pen ink from velour car seats.

Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa?

Just tried acetone to remove some old latex paint from a leather couch. It works! But it also removes some of the stain used to color the leather (as someone earlier mentioned). As long as you're careful and dab the dried latex with an acetone-soaked paper towel, you should be fine. IMO, the damage done to the leather color is far less offensive than the splotchy latex paint was.

By dgookin

Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa?

I have to say THANK YOU to the people who posted the comments on this site!! After reading that finger nail polish would take the paint off my leather couch (which is green) I decided to try my nail polish which is natural. It is called "Almost Natural Polish Remover" IT WORKED!! The only dicoloration was where the paint was thicker. For that I dabbed A LITTLE Olive oil on a damp towel and DABBED the spots. I then wiped off the oil with a clean damp cloth and you can't even tell that there was paint or discoloration!!! THANKS SOOO MUCH!

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By lidlchris

Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa?

Someone said olive oil. Is that crazy? No. It works. I rubbed it on and the paint came off. Amazing!

By Judy

Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa?

If it is a water based paint then as mentioned warm soapy water may remove it, you would probably be best off with a strong water based leather cleaner.

If it is a solvent based paint then any strong solvent like acetone will remove it. Of course this may well lead to damage on your leather.

By ben123

Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa?

Olive Oil worked! Saved my expensive couch!

By happy leather owner

Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa?

Thanks for the tip! I used olive oil and it completely removed the dried white paint from my grey leather!

By Jennifer

Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa?

Thank you for your advice on removing paint from my leather love seat. It's been on there for about a year, so I thought it would never come off. I used a cotton swab with acetone polish remover, then rubbed olive oil into it. It lightened the paint quite a bit then I rubbed the spots briskly with a rag soaked in dish detergent and warm water. I'm thankful to say my navy blue love seat looks new with no color loss.

By Betty

Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa?

I had oil based paint dried on my husband's leather SUV seats. I rubbed the olive oil into the spots then wiped with a rag with warm soapy water. Presto! It is all gone and the leather is fine.

By Kim

Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa?

You guys rock. I tried the olive oil on my leather chair and ottoman and it worked great. My husband initially told me to try alcohol and stripped the paint so don't do that. Olive oil works great!

By catherine

Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa?

Thanks so much, I sold my car, and told the new owner the paint would come off the leather easily, I spent a day trying to get it off before finding this site, now it's all gone. Olive Oil, a wonderful thing.

By sonia

Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa?

Hi, I used nail varnish remover on my leather sofa and it worked. It took a little colour away but it was on the side so it isn't seen, and it was better than big blobs of white paint!! Thank you!

By Roy

Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa?

I used warm soapy water (dish soap) and a sponge. I applied the soapy water to the paint (splatter) area then I lightly touched the hard (scrubbing) side of the sponge over the area.

I did it VERY lightly. I did NOT scrub. This worked wonders, the paint splatter came off somewhat easily with absolutely no damage.

By Adam

Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa?

Distilled vinegar it doesnt have a smell and cleans everything especially leather.

By adam

Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa?

If you're trying to get latex paint out of leather, use vinegar and a LITTLE bit of baking soda. rub it over the stain and let it soak for a couple of minutes. I just used my finger nail to scrape it off. You might have to put a few coats on. But it will come off with some scraping!!

By Meg

Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa?

The baking soda and vinegar removed nail polish from my very expensive sofa. It took a little time and patience, but it didn't take any of the color off! Thank you so much for the help (04/30/2007)

By joyfulgirl

Removing Dried Paint from Leather Sofa?

Through a series of unfortunate events including kids artwork, a dog and an empty paper towel roll, I found a blue oil paint smear on my leather ottoman, days later. Distilled white vinegar worked! Thanks for your help.

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