Cleaning Oil Stains on a Leather Purse?

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Oily food stains and other oil based stains may be difficult to remove from a leather purse. This is a page about cleaning oil stains on a leather purse.


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March 27, 2008

I have spilled butter on my new red leather purse. Now it has dark spots. How can I remove them?

Distressed from Wyoming


March 27, 20080 found this helpful

Take it to a professional cleaner. =)

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March 27, 20080 found this helpful

Here's just one of the many hits I got from a google of "cleaning grease off leather" :

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April 29, 20080 found this helpful


You cannot remove oily stains from leather without running the risk of removing the leathers colour. You could try a degreaser and then re-colouring balm. Or look for a leather specialist in your area.


You can get a leather degreaser here -

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March 23, 2010

I have gotten salad oil all over my good BK Makowsky bag. Is there anyway to clean this bag? It's dark red and almost new.

Thanks. L


March 23, 20100 found this helpful

You might try this on a test area (some place that isn't as visible as others). You might try some lighter fluid on a soft cloth, rubbing gently. Yet, on my blouses that have gotten oil stains on them, oil and vinegar don't mix, so I massage a bit of the vinegar onto the spot. It sometimes takes several tries, but it's always worked for me. Hope these help!

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I sprayed a wasp with Raid wasp spray. The spay comes out in a stream and got all over my orange leather pocketbook. I tried leather cleaner, but can not get the stains out. Help!


By Erika

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Spilled Junior Mints melted in my purse and the oils left a stain on the leather. How would you clean this?

By liquidblue from Liberty, MO

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