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Olive oil gets paint off of leather

I googled for a way to get paint off leather today because i needed to remove an old gloss paint smear on my red leather momo seats and found a post that suggested using Extra Virgin Olive oil. Ready to try anything, i popped out and bought a bottle and couldnt believe it... came right off !! i kid you not i've seen this with my bare eyes... amazing.

P.s not sure if the oil strictly has to be extra virgin ... but i wasnt taking any chances.
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Re: Olive oil gets paint off of leather

Good tip
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Re: Olive oil gets paint off of leather

That's amazing. Thanks for sharing
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Re: Olive oil gets paint off of leather

Just tried this on my sofa as it had a spot of gloss stuck to it after recent decorating,worked a treat.
My best tip i ever got is to polish stainless steel with baby oil works great on cookers and hoods etc,seems to keep them cleaner for longer.
cheers ken.
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Re: Olive oil gets paint off of leather

After oiling the surface I'd recomend using a leather cleaner and conditioner... otherwise the oil might end up leaving a different color area on the leather, when the "oiled" leather stays moist, and the other areas dry up.
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Re: Olive oil gets paint off of leather

How do you remove EVolive oil stain from leather
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Doh! Pasi has answered my q!
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Re: Olive oil gets paint off of leather

yes forgot to say that i'll be thoroughly cleaning and feeding my seats this evening !
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Re: Olive oil gets paint off of leather

Thanks fot that

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Re: Olive oil gets paint off of leather

Everyday is a school day on this forum, great tips guys.
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Help Didn't work for me :(

I have just tried the olive oil on my new black leather sofa which I managed to get a stripe of 1 coat only white gloss on.

It has not touched it unfortunately.

Maybe it works just on normal gloss not this 1 coat stuff ?

would white spirit be best or will that take the black dye too....


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Leather interiors in most cars have a protective top coat which is closer to plastic than leather, I don't know if house hold furnature is the same. I find that a steam cleaner & microfibre cloth removes almost anything from lether interiors. I very rarely use dedicated leather cleaners, I work through a trial and error system to remove stuff from leather.
1. APC (10:1) + leather brush (it's stiffer than a shoe polish brush and less stiff that a nail brush but either of those will be fine)
2. Steam cleaner & microfibre cloth
3. Spray with APC (4:1), agitate and steam clean.
4. Gilptone leather cleaner (the strong one, I haven't got the bottle at the house to check the name) & steam clean.

Failing that you'll have to think outside the box. Turn the sofa over and test white spirit and thinners on an unseen area, apply them to a cloth and rub onto the surface rather than pour it on but that's common sense really.
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