How To Remove Hand Sanitizer Stains From Leather Car Seats [4 Methods]

Since the beginning of Covid-19, we have been using Sanitizer more often. Hand sanitizers based on alcohol can damage leather, so I don’t want to freak you out. Sanitizer stains can damage even light colors like white.

If you have come here for the solution on how to remove hand sanitizer stains from leather car seats, then mark my words, you will get the best solution answer in this blog post.

This whole pandemic is unvaried conditions for many reasons: fashion obstruction, parties, traveling, and businesses are just some of them.

I have already posted solutions on How To Remove Sanitizer Stain From Leather Bag [HERE] and How To Remove Alcohol Stains On Leather Bag [HERE]. I’ve researched and tried practical solutions. This blog post will compile my research and try to console the best I can.

Sanitizer stains have become common nowadays for leather car seats to get. Moreover, if a sanitizer stain has occurred freshly, it will be easy to remove that stain easily with one of the tips that we gonna look at.

According to JdPower, you should use microfiber cloths on leather car seats, and that said, let’s get into our solution post. 

How To Remove Hand Sanitizer Stains From Leather Car Seats

TIP 1: Use Leather Cleaner + Conditioner

In this method, we will use the most common methods used by plenty of customers. We will use the leather kit to remove hand sanitize stains from leather car seats.

The leather kit is probably the best method to try out, and some of you may have a leather kit to clean leather car seats. If not, you could buy one for your car. It will help remove stains and help look leather seat cleaner.

How To Remove Hand Sanitizer Stains From Leather Car Seats - top10counts.com

Follow the following procedure with a leather kit:

Step 1] Remove Sticky Gel Residue With A Leather Cleaner

  1. Take a clean new tissue.
  2. Take leather cleaner and spray a little bit of it on the tissue.
  3. Now apply it gently on the leather surface where a sanitizer stain has occurred.
  4. Then take a new tissue and remove excess with it.
How To Remove Hand Sanitizer Stains From Leather Car Seats - top10counts.com

This step doesn’t clean sanitizer strain but helps clean the surface so that you can easily apply leather conditioner later on.

Step 2] Apply Leather Conditioner

It’s time to apply leather conditioner on the leather surface where a sanitizer stain has occurred.

  1. Take a new tissue and leather conditioner.
  2. FIrst, apply a leather conditioner to the stain.
  3. Gently rub the surface with that tissue and keep doing it for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Now you will see the stain is becoming darker.
How To Remove Hand Sanitizer Stains From Leather Car Seats - top10counts.com

After doing this let’s move to step 3.

Step 3] Remove Excess Conditioner Oil With Leather Cleaner

  • Repeat 1st step to remove excess oil from the leather surface.
  • After doing this, take new tissue and again clean it to get a clean surface.
How To Remove Hand Sanitizer Stains From Leather Car Seats - top10counts.com

After doing this method from our solution blog post of How To Remove Hand Sanitizer Stains From Leather Car Seats, you can contact us on [email protected], and if you are trapped in some issue, also mail us we will try our best to answer you. 

TIP 2: Use Toothpaste & Vinegar

You can use this DIY method to remove the stain on your car’s leather seats. It is easy to use and effective. All you need is toothpaste, tissue paper, and cleaning cloths.

I’ve personally used this DIY method on my car’s seats. One of my friends taught this method to me, and it worked well on my different kinds of stains, including sanitizer and alcohol stains.

Things needed for this DIY method:

  • Toothpaste
  • Tissue paper
  • Clean towel
  • White vinegar
  • 2-3 clean cloths

So follow these steps:

  1. First, take tissue paper and rub the leather surface with tissue paper.
  2. Dampen an old toothpaste or clean towel with water (hot water would work best). NOTE: don’t let it completely wet; gently dampen it with water.
  3. Take toothpaste and load a small amount of toothpaste on an old toothbrush or towel.
  4. Now gently rub it on the leather surface.
  5. Then take a new clean cloth and wipe it on the leather surface to clean the surface.
  6. Again take another clean cloth, dampen that with white vinegar, and wipe the affected leather surface.
  7. Lastly, take a tissue and clean surface.
  8. After this process, leave leather seats to air-dry.

After completing this method, if you have a leather cleaner, you may apply it on the surface.

TIP 3: Make Lemon Infusion 

Now method 3 is a remedy-based tip to remove Hand Sanitizer Stains From Leather Car Seats. I learned this tip from Reddit and thought to share it with you.

Things needed for this DIY remedy

  1. Lemon
  2. Cotton balls
  3. Half glass of warm water

After gathering these 3 things let’s follow some steps:

  1. Take a half glass of warm water.
  2. Mix a hint of lemon juice into the glass of warm water.
  3. Now take a cotton ball and dampen it with the lemon infusion.
  4. After these steps, go over the leather surface where the stain has occurred and rub gently.

Note: First, use lemon infusion DIY on a very tine spot by rubbing it gently and then see how would it react on your car’s leather seats. 

TIP 4: Lemon Influsion + Marula or Coconut Oil

How To Remove Hand Sanitizer Stains From Leather Car Seats - top10counts.com
How To Remove Hand Sanitizer Stains From Leather Car Seats

Next tip on our blog on How To Remove Hand Sanitizer Stains From Leather Car Seats includes marula oil or coconut oil with a lemon infusion.

Things needed for this DIY

  • Marula oil or Coconut oil
  • Tissue paper
  • Lemon influsion
  • Cotton balls

After gathering all of these DIY items, follow these steps:

  • Take marula oil or coconut oil.
  • Now apply 1 or 2 drops of oil on the leather surface where the sanitiser stain has occurred.
  • Take a new tissue and rub it gently.
  • Then take a cotton ball and apply lemon infusion on the surface.
  • Leave the leather surface to air-dry.

So there are 4 methods in our solution of How To Remove Hand Sanitizer Stains From Leather Car Seats.

Conclusion: How To Remove Hand Sanitizer Stains From Leather Car Seats

If any of the given methods from this solution blog post doesn’t work for you, you can send us your queries on our mail HERE.

We should take care of car seats as our most important body part as it is a body part for your lovable car.

The leather care kit is the most effective method of all of the four ways described by me. I use a leather care kit for my car, and it works amazingly every day.

Thanks for visiting and spending a little time on this blogpost, related posts:

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.