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How to Clean Hair Oil off Leather Furnitureby HomeRepairExpert.com
Clean hair oil stains on leather with talcum powder.
Things You'll Need
- Paper towel
- Talcum powder or cornstarch
- Vacuum hose and brush tool
Step 1Remove as much of the hair oil stain as you can with a paper towel. Fold the paper towel in half, and then half again, using each side of the paper towel to blot up the hair oil.
Step 2Leave it alone. Sometimes, if you blot as much of the hair oil up as you can, the remaining oil will simply soak into the leather and disappear. It is not always necessary to treat the stain with anything more than blotting for this reason. However, if the hair oil stain remains after a week or so, give talcum powder a try.
Step 3Pour talcum powder liberally over the stain. If you do not have talcum powder on hand, you can also use cornstarch from your kitchen's pantry.
Step 4Work the talcum powder into the oil stain with your fingers and allow the talcum powder to remain on the hair oil stain overnight. The longer you leave it on the oil stain, the longer it will have to absorb it.
Step 5Vacuum up the talcum powder in the morning. Use your vacuum's hose and brush attachment to remove all traces of the talcum powder. The talcum powder should have absorbed the stain. If not, repeat the process.
Tips and Warnings
- Apply a leather protector to the piece of furniture after removing the hair oil stain, to prevent the situation from happening again.
- Polish your leather furniture once a month with 2 parts linseed oil and 1 part distilled white vinegar combined in a spray bottle. Spray the linseed oil mixture on the leather and buff with a soft cloth.
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