Leather bears many similarities with our skin which is why leather leggings need excellent care to maintain their smoothness and glow. Although leather does not soak in moisture and become dirty as quickly as other fabrics do, there are always chances that you may spill something on your jacket, leather skirt, or leggings. Additionally, if you do not store leather leggings in the proper way, they are likely to accumulate dust and grime over time as well. However, you cannot simply put your leather leggings in the washer and expect them to come out fresh as new (in fact, avoid washing machines completely when dealing with our delicate materials). Instead, you need to follow careful methods to clean the stain from leather to make sure that it lasts as long as possible. Below are 5 easy leather legging care tips which you should consider the next time you accidentally spill something on them. Remember, all SPRWMN leather is soft and supple lamb leather so please proceed with extreme caution trying these methods as our leather leggings are much more delicate than most. Please only try them in the most extreme circumstances.
Using Diluted Alcohol
Mix rubbing alcohol and water in equal proportions and dampen a cotton cloth in the solution. Then wipe off any mold or stains from your leather leggings with the cloth, dipping again as necessary. You may also use a mild germicidal soap solution for this process; just make sure to wipe off the excess liquid with a clean and dry cotton cloth directly after application.
Using a Specialized Leather Cleaner
Buying a specialized leather cleaner can be the best option if you have more than 2 – 3 pairs of leather leggings and/or you have a history of spilling unwanted items on your clothing. By investing in a high quality leather cleaner you can easily clean the stains off your stylish leggings. Leather cleaners are available in spray, gel, and bar forms, and are very easy to use.
Using a Non-Gel Toothpaste
We’ve heard extremely mixed things about this method, so proceed with extreme caution! In fact, don’t ever do this unless you’re in an extreme bind and need to solve a major issue in a pinch. This quick remedy has the possibility to be a lifesaver in emergencies, such as when you are at a home party and you spill some wine on your leather leggings. You can simply use your fingers to apply non-gel toothpaste on to the stain and then rub the area smoothly with a soft cloth. Then wipe off the toothpaste with a clean damp cloth and the stain should be mitigated. We’ve also heard that this leaves an enormous white blotch on otherwise extremely valuable leather, so maybe don’t try this unless worse comes to worse.
Using Nail Polish Remover
This method works best to remove an ink stain from leather leggings. You just need to dip a cotton swab in nail polish remover and carefully rub the area with it. You can also dab the inkblot gently with the cotton swab to remove the stain from your leather leggings.
Using Baking Soda or Cornstarch
This method works best to remove oil and grease stains from leather leggings. Just scrub some baking soda or cornstarch on the area and rub it gently using a wet cloth. Let the mixture sit on the stained spot for about 20 minutes. This allows the baking soda or cornstarch to absorb the oil. Then wipe it off with a damp cloth and dry the surface with a soft towel.