Connie asked: How do I remove “spew (spue)” from my leather sofa? My very expensive leather sofa has spew (spue) that I am trying to remove. I understand that it is fat not extracted during the tanning process. I need suggestions. Thanks in advance..
When fatty acids seep out of the leather, it results in a milky white coating, or spew, on the surface. While this can be wiped away, it will return without additional treatment. There are commercial products that work well to lock the fatty acids in and keep the spew from returning.
You Will Need:
- A spew remover, such as Furniture Clinic Spew Remover or Leather Master Spew Remover. Check with your local furniture retailers for leads on where to find one locally.
- Soft cloths
Steps to Remove the Spew:
- Wipe the surface clean with a soft cloth.
- Apply the spew remover with a soft cloth, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Once the remover is applied, the fats should no longer come to the surface of the leather.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Check the type of leather you have prior to using spew removers. The product above is intended for analine and nubuck leathers.