Penetrated stains on aniline (porous smooth leather) and suede or nubuck are not easy to remove. Water based cleaners make the leather wet and in most cases are not at all effective as the stains stay visible. There is no easy way to remove such stains.
After a lot of tests we found the Geist. Aniline Water Stain Remover to be extremely effective in removing water marks on aniline.
WATER MARKS ON GARMENTS (ANILINE, SUEDE, NUBUCK)
leather clothing like jackets, trousers etc has the advantage that it can be completely washed. This avoids more marks being caused by local cleaning attempts. Treating the garment according to the instruction first with Aniline Stain Remover is important for good results!
WATER MARKS ON ANILINE FURNITURE
For sensitive aniline furniture, aniline bags and aniline shoes, we recommend treating with Geist. Aniline Water Stain Remover. Every piece of leather is different and can react differently to the same treatment. We therefore cannot guarantee the removal of water marks. However, we have achieved excellent results with this method.
Application: Always test in a hidden area. Wear gloves! Apply Stain Remover with a soft cloth evenly from seam to seam (wet well). Don’t rub too hard! Otherwise you might damage the softened surface. To speed up drying, use a hair dryer (cold air!). Repeat the process until no further improvement can be achieved.
After drying, new leathers (visually like new and soft) should be protected intensively with Geist. Aniline Cream to avoid new stains. Older leather (visible patina) should be protected with Geist. Leather Preserver.
MARKS ON SUEDE OR NUBUCK FURNITURE
Penetrated stains on suede and nubuck are not easy to remove. Rarely can the stains be completely removed. However, significant improvements can be achieved.
Application: Always test in a hidden area. Wear gloves! Apply Geist. Aniline Water Stain Remover with a soft cloth evenly from seam to seam (wet well). Don’t rub too hard! Otherwise you might damage the softened surface. To speed up drying, a hair dryer (cold air!) can be used. Repeat the process until no further improvement can be achieved. After drying, sand the surface with Geist. leather Sanding Pad and make the surface water-resistant with Geist. Suede & Nubuck Protector.