Removing a Heat Mark from Leather Sofa?

September 12, 2018

I placed a hot plate of food on a burgundy leather hassock for about 20 seconds until I got a TV tray to put it on and it left a light gold mark on the leather. Will the hair dryer really work or is there something else I can do?



September 12, 20180 found this helpful

Try rubbing mayonnaise in and wiping off after half an hour.

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September 12, 20180 found this helpful

This is a challenge and hopefully you will have better luck than my friend did. These were all of her go tos when she did something similar:

When nothing worked, my (always the thrifty one) suggestion to her that she use since hers was on the arm--doilies. Which she did. That won't help for a hassock...although a pretty throw tossed on it gives it that cottage chic look :)!

Last resort, if you can afford it, is ask the store where you got it who they recommend for a professional cleaning.

Hope you find an easy solution!

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September 13, 20180 found this helpful

My family has used the method described in the following link and it did remove the mark. The problem with most suggestions like this is that most people will not follow directions and either skip steps or do a less than good job.

Mayonnaise is used but there are several very important steps before you reach the "use mayonnaise" stage so please read the instructions carefully (printing them is better) and follow each step closely.

You are fortunate that your problem area is on a hassock and not on a sofa.

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May 3, 2014

My daughter's boyfriend set his coffee cup on the arm of the leather couch and it has left a discolored ring mark. How do we fix this?

By Darla B. from Pocatello, ID

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January 19, 2011

There is a hot cup mark on my leather sofa, any ideas how to get it off?

By dorothy richardson from England


May 25, 20180 found this helpful

Use blow dryer and rub on the mark

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April 15, 20200 found this helpful

White vinegar then rinse

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