How to Remove Acrylic Paint From Leather Furniture

Leather furniture can be a nice addition to any home décor, unless it has paint on it. Leather is such a temperamental material to clean that a little paint can make it look like a gigantic chore. However, acrylic paint is no match for a simple remedy that will take almost nothing in the way of time and effort. Soon your leather furniture will be as good as new.

Remove Acrylic Paint From Leather Furniture
  1. Dab extra virgin olive oil onto the stained area with a soft clean cloth.

  2. Allow the olive oil to sit on the paint for at least 15 minutes.

  3. Use an old toothbrush and gently scrub the paint away adding more olive oil with the cloth as needed.

  4. Wipe the area clean of any paint debris with a clean, dry cloth.


  • Some commercial products may be harmful to leather so read the manufacturer's instructions carefully before using them.

About the Author

Melynda Sorrels spent 10 years in the military working in different capacities of the medical field, including dental assisting, health services administration, decontamination and urgent medical care. Awarded the National Guardsman’s Medal for Lifesaving efforts in 2002, Sorrels was also a nominee for a Red Cross Award and a certified EMT-B for four years.