Soot Removal From Leather

Following a flame, soot stains may leave the majority of your items covered with a dark, odorous, oily film that could be hard to remove because it smears easily. If your leather items are stained with soot, it’s possible to wash them. As it’s a natural material, leather requires special maintenance, and it’s imperative not to soak or saturate it from water or use harsh cleaning products. Too much heat, sunlight or heat can fade or damage the stuff.

Dampen a cloth with cool or cold water and wring it out.

Wipe the leather with the fabric to eliminate as much of their soot as possible. Rinse the cloth and repeat this a couple times. Wipe over the stain with a dry cloth. If you’re cleaning a purse or shoes, then stuff them with paper to keep their shape. Allow the leather to air dry at a well-ventilated place away from direct sunlight or heat.

Dampen a cloth and rub it over the saddle soap to pick up a small amount over the cloth and create a lather.

Scrub the leather with the cloth to remove any remaining stains.

Wipe the leather with a clean, damp cloth to remove any soap residue. Repeat this as needed.

Blot any excess moisture with a clean, dry cloth and allow the leather to air dry. Repeat the whole procedure if any stains remain.

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