Warm (and Stained) Leatherette
September 23, 2008 11:28 AM Subscribe
Faint but visible blue handprint on white leatherette couch...help me, Heloises!
We bought this sofa (photo here
) precisely because we knew it would be easy to clean. So far, it has been.
However, this weekend, we discovered a blue-green handprint that we suspect is either from one of our contractors or from ink transferred from sweat on a green throw pillow. Either way, we're not sure what the handprint is made of, but it appears to be permanent.
Having been an organic chemist in a previous life, I tried and failed to remove it using: a Magic Eraser, hair spray, and soap & water. I avoided acetone, as I suspected it might dissolve the sofa fabric.
What I want to know is simple: What leatherette/vinyl cleaners will remove the stain safely? I would really like to hear ONLY from people who have used the products they recommend, not generic like-dissolves-like speculation--I want to keep the sofa intact.