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How to Clean Grease Spots from a Leather Purse

Grease spots on a leather purse make the purse look dirty. Grease soaks into leather, which makes it difficult to remove. To save your leather purse, remove the grease spots as soon as possible. Some purses have a protective coating.

Leather purse

Things You Will Need

  • Absorbent cloths
  • Talcum powder
  • Cornstarch

Grease spots on a leather purse make the purse look dirty.  Grease soaks into leather, which makes it difficult to remove.

To save your leather purse, remove the grease spots as soon as possible.  Some purses have a protective coating.

These types clean easier because the coating keeps the grease from soaking completely into the leather itself.  Grease gets on purses when it spills or splatters.

Keep your leather purse away from grease to keep it from getting dirty. 

  1. Press the cloth into the stain. Hold it there for a couple minutes. Remove and repeat with the other side of the leather.
  2. Pour talcum powder or cornstarch over the grease spot. You shouldn't see any of the leather through the powder. Leave the powder on the grease spot for at least 6 hours.
  3. Shake off the powder into a trash can. Wet a small area of one of the cloths and wipe it over the leather area to remove any talcum powder residue.

Things You Will Need

  • Absorbent cloths
  • Talcum powder
  • Cornstarch

About the Author

Racheal Ambrose started writing professionally in 2007. She has worked for the minority publishing company Elite Media Group Inc., Ball Bearings online magazine, "Ball State Daily News" and "The Herald Bulletin." Her articles focus on minority and women's issues, children, crafts, housekeeping and green living. Ambrose holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Ball State University.

Photo Credits

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