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Can anyone suggest how to remove cooking oil stains from a brown leather couch ottoman?
I'm tempted to rub a light layer of olive oil all over the piece to mask the two spots given the ottoman seems to be lighter in color than the couch anyway. Thoughts?
TBrad from CA
I wouldn't recommend using an iron on a leather couch because it might ruin the leather. You could try a little grease fighting dish soap on a damp sponge and apply it just to the spot. But it would be better to see what the manufacturer recommends.
If the original oil spot is olive oil, it probably wouldn't hurt the leather to use it on the rest of the top of the ottoman but might make it sticky. I'd decide depending on how the spot took the olive oil, if it isn't sticky, then putting more on would probably be okay. Leather likes animal oils best.
I would try rubbing in some cornstarch or talcum powder on the spots and see if it will absorb. Then you could try a dishwashing soap if that doesn't work. This is recommended for grease on some fabrics. Good luck
i would ask in a furniture store and otherwise cover with brown paper or similar and Iron with a hot iron to absorb the grease
Thanks for the suggestions. When moving to our new house the deep fryer spilled on the leather seat. I have already tried dish soap and windex.