My mini tragedy: My favorite bag in the whole wide world is stained with oil and I don’t know how to get it out.
I just want to share this quick tip for those of you who are quick enough to react and take care of the grease/butter/oil situation. All you need is talcum powder or baby powder and a microfiber cloth. First, use a microfiber cloth to absorb the excess oil.
Second, put a generous amount of powder on the stain and it should absorb the oil better and break it up. To remove the powder, either vacuum the powder up or with your finger, create friction and this helps speed the process along as well. Repeat as necessary.
Unfortunately, I was not quick enough with the stain and doing this while the oil stain already set is useless.
I am now trying equal parts water mixed with white vinegar, and I may have used up all the vinegar in the house. Oops! While I don’t know how well that process is working, I was wondering if you know how to remove oil stains from leather bags.
To clean this, I have inquired at many leather cleaners and the one that gave me a clear answer said that it would be $40. Ouch! It is my favorite bag. I wish Rebecca Minkoff had a leather cleaning service; it would have made my life easier and more hopeful to be able to use my bag again.
Do you know how to remove oil stains from leather bags? Please let me know!