How Do You Clean White Leather?


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Remove dirt from white leather by cleaning the surface with a mild body soap and applying a non-acetone nail polish remover to stains. Before cleaning, test the solution you are using on an inconspicuous spot of the fabric to ensure that it does not cause damage. After cleaning, buff the leather with a clean, dry cloth to restore its luster.

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  1. Wash the leather

    Dampen a soft, clean cloth with mild body wash. Use a circular motion to wipe the leather with the cloth, working in small, overlapping circles until the soap begins to lather. When it shows signs of lathering, move on to an adjacent area. Avoid soaking the leather. Change the cloth as dirt begins to gather on it, moisten it with body wash, and continue. Rinse the soap and loosened dirt from the leather with a clean, damp cloth.

  2. Remove stains

    Remove any stains resistant to regular washing with a soft cloth dampened with non-acetone nail polish remover. Avoid soaking the white leather with the nail polish remover. Rinse the leather with a clean, lint-free cloth dampened with water to remove residue.

  3. Buff the leather

    Buff the leather with a clean, dry cloth to restore its luster. The buffing also dries the leather, preventing it from developing water marks from the cleaning process.

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