Designed to extract grease and oil contamination from leather furniture, car seats, clothing, and accessories.
- Removes food-based oil and grease stains
- Removes dark marks caused by body and hair oils
- Removes cooking oil and air freshener stains
- Draws the grease out from deep within the leather fibres
- Great for steering wheels
The Leather Degreaser is a thick paste that draws out all oil and grease stains from within the leather.
Common problems include head and hand grease patches that make the leather turn dull, dark and sometimes sticky. The Leather Degreaser will draw the grease, oil and perspiration out of the leather totally removing the stained area. Stains that it will remove are;
Head and arm grease patches on furniture.
Dull greasy steering wheels from hand contact.
Dull greasy collars on leather jackets.
Cooking oil spill, air freshener spill or any other oily spill.
Food spills, e.g. pizza, chips, curry grease etc.
Darkening of handles on handbags from hand contact
NOTE: The Leather Degreaser will also draw out ink stains and all other staining that has soaked into the leather (i.e. where the stain is not sitting on the surface). This is most common on absorbent types of leather such as Aniline & Pull Up style leathers.
Leather Degreaser is Suitable For
Leather Degreaser can be used on all different articles of leather, from furniture and car interior to clothes, shoes, handbags and even equestrian leathers. It works on all colours of leather and all different grain types except suede, nubuck and bicast leather.
Aniline and semi-aniline leather
Pigmented leather/ topcoat leather
Oil and wax pull-up leather
Two-tone and mottled leather
Rub-off/ antique finished leather
Vinyl and faux leather, including bonded leather
Suede and nubuck
Leather Degreasers Coverage and Shelf Life
250ml Leather Degreaser is enough to degrease a large head area stain about 5 times. A large head area stain would be about 40cm x 40cm in size. 250ml would also be more than enough to degrease one off grease stains like those occuring when oil is dropped onto leather for example.
Store in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.
Store between 8°C and 25°C.
Once opened, use within 3 years.
Step 1. Clean the leather
Clean the leather first using the Leather Ultra Clean. Spray the Leather Ultra Clean onto a Terry Towel and give the grease-stained area a thorough clean. If the grease stain has built up over years of use (where you rest your head or hands) you should soak the leather in the Leather Ultra Clean and squeeze the leather through the Terry Towel. This will absorb a larger amount of grease into the towel saving the amount of Degreaser needing to be used.
Step 2. Apply the Leather Degreaser
Using a paintbrush, spread the Degreaser onto the stained area and allow it to dry (drying times will differ depending on how greasy the leather is). As the product dries it will slowly absorb the grease. You will see this happening as the Degreaser will dry to a brown/yellow colour where it absorbs the grease, everywhere else will dry to a white colour. You should apply the Degreaser to a larger area than what can be seen, this will help you find the outside of the stain (looking for a line of where it dries white which indicates no contamination is in this area).
Step 3. Allow to dry and remove powder
Once the Degreaser has thoroughly dried out it turns to a powder on the surface of the leather. This powder should then be vacuumed off.
Step 4. Clean the leather again
Clean the leather as before using the Leather Ultra Clean.
Step 5. Repeat process if required
If the leather still has any grease left in it, keep repeating the above processes again until it has gone. (When all the Degreaser dries white).
Once the grease has been removed the leather may need re-colouring. To do this use a Leather Re-Colouring Balm or Leather Colourant Kit. To stop grease being absorbed again, use the Leather Protection Cream once every three months for thorough grease stain protection.
Note: Bicast (a very shiny and plastic like leather) can react with the degreaser and cause it to stick to the surface. This product is not suitable for bicast leathers. Please contact us if you are unsure of your leather type.
How do I know when all the grease has been removed?
When the Degreaser dries completely white; this means there is no contamination left within the leather.
If there is still grease left in the leather, the Degreaser will dry to a brownish/ yellow colour.
Can I use this on any type of leather?
The Degreaser is safe to use on most leather types, however, it cannot be used on suede, nubuck or bicast leather. If you are unsure of your type of leather, we recommend contacting us for further advice before attempting to remove the stain.
How much should I put onto the grease stain?
It's better to apply a little more than not enough.
A thin coat will not absorb as much of the stain as a thicker coat would, meaning it will take a lot longer to remove the stain. We recommend applying roughly half a centimeter thickness of the Degreaser for best results.
I've used the Degreaser to remove an oil stain, but it has lightened the clour. Is this normal?
It is normal to see some colour fade after using the Degreaser. As the grease/ oils are drawn out of the leather, sometimes it will draw out some colour at the same time.
This can be easily restored by using either our Re-Colouring Balm for absorbent leathers, or for non-absorbent leathers, use our Complete Leather Repair Kit for small areas, or our Leather Colourant Kit for larger areas.