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.