How to Remove Lacquer and Varnish Stains

Leather or Suede

Follow these steps to remove lacquer and varnish stains from leather or suede:

  • Carefully scrape to remove excess lacquer.
  • Mix a solution of mild soap in lukewarm water.
  • Swish to create a great volume of suds.
  • Apply only the foam with a sponge. Dry with a clean cloth.
  • If the lacquer has hardened, gently rub it with an emery board or a piece of fine sandpaper.
  • As a thin layer of the hide will also be removed, work slowly and lightly.