How to Remove Mark Left on Leather Sofa by Hand Gel

Anne asked: How do I remove a stain from hand gel on my leather sofa? Some antibacterial hand gel has marked my brown leather sofa. It has left a white circle. I have cleaned it with leather polish, but it’s still there. Any advice would be most grateful.


When your leather is marred by a white or “faded” spot, you’ve most likely bleached the color. If the piece has great sentimental or monetary value you may want to have a professional do the restoration, but if you want to do it yourself, here’s a simple method you can use.

You Will Need:

  • Liquid Leather Color Repair

Steps to Restore the Color:

  1. Use the colors provided in the kit to create a hue to match your leather.
  2. Test the color on the material provided in the kit.
  3. Once you have a match, pour the color you created into the pen provided.
  4. Follow kit directions to apply the new color directly to the leather.

Additional Tips and Advice

  • Before you begin, ensure the leather surface is free of dirt, oils, dust, or residue from cleaners.  The dye will not work as well if the leather is not clean.
  • Your manufacturer may be able to provide a dye kit or pen to match your leather.

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