Removing Alcohol Stains From Leather Shoes and Boots?

Beer and other alcoholic beverages can easily be spilled on leather shoes and boots. If the alcohol leaves a stain, it can often be removed with care to avoid damaging the leather surface.
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October 23, 2017

An alcoholic beverage splashed onto off-white leather shoes. How can I remove the stain?

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October 26, 20170 found this helpful
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Cleaning a stain on leather.

Step 1
Sprinkle baking soda or cornstarch on the stain.

Step 2
Rub gently with a damp cloth.

Step 3
Dip a cotton ball in nail polisher remover blot on over the stain.

Step 4
Then scrub with a tooth brush and paste.

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November 21, 2005

Does anyone know how i can remove Beer stains from my new precious leather boots that cost far too much money!!! The stain has dryed over the weekend but has left circular water marks.

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Emma Quickenden from London England

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By Connie Brown (Guest Post)
November 22, 20050 found this helpful

Have you tried polishing them yet? A good shoe polish will usually take care of problems like that, especially if you leave a thick layer of polish on the stain for 20-30 minutes, to give it a chance to soak in and do its thing.

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November 23, 20050 found this helpful

usually with water stains on leather they just dry out after a few hours. It is possible that if your boots are unfinished, i.e natural leather, that the stain has darkened the leather.
In which case you wont be able to remove it, not without causing damage to the leather.

All I can recommend is dyeing the leather - www.furnitureclinic.co.uk/LeatherDye.htm

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February 2, 2009

I spilled beer all over my white leather jacket. Any suggestions on how I can get the stains out? Would dry cleaning it even do anything?

Matilda

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By Lynda (Guest Post)
February 6, 20090 found this helpful

If it's ruined now, regardless, I'd use a very mild solution of (don't gag!) your own urine, if clear and not dark in color, since your jacket is white,(all leather is tanned with horse urine, I was told by a leather furniture dealership!) along with a small amount of creme perioxide from Beauty Supply, on a terry rag and rub into the stain GENTLY FIRST.

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Let the sun help you out for about one hour until stain is dry. Afterwards, I'd use tiny amount of coconut oil(LouAna brand from Walmart) and rub into the area to keep it supple, IF stain is out, otherwise, don't add the fine oil at all.

If no luck, I'd button/zip it up, put it into a cotton laundry bag, safety pin the opening very well, then try the Dryel type of home dry cleaning cloths, using double what it suggests for one load. When through, immediately take it out and pull it into shape if wrinkled, hang the stain side in the sun. What do you have to lose? If it were mine, this is what I'd do. God bless and help you. : )

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August 27, 2006

Removing a beer stain on a suede purse.

Marie from Chula Vista, CA

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October 6, 20060 found this helpful

Wipe it off the best you can with clear water on a damp sponge. You don't want to get it too wet, just enough to help lift the stain.

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Then, after it has dried, brush corn meal into the suede, let it sit for a few minutes, then brush out.

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May 30, 2014

I have a pair of blue mesh shoes and a beer was turned over on them. I've used a every mild solution, but nothing seems to be working; is there anything else I can possibly use to remove this stain cause I love these shoes?

By Mrs.Hardy-EL from Birmingham, AL

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