How to remove water marks on aniline, suede and nubuck

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  COLOURLOCK Aniline Stain Remover to be extremely effective in removing water marks on aniline.

WATER MARKS ON GARMENTS (ANILINE, SUEDE, NUBUCK)

Clothing leather 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 (refer to our video 'How to wash leather') first with Aniline Stain Remover is important for good results!

WATER MARKS ON ANILINE FURNITURE

For sensitive aniline furniture, aniline bags and aniline shoes, the treatment with COLOURLOCK Aniline Water Stain Remover is also first choice. 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 COLOURLOCK Aniline Cream to avoid new stains. Older leather (visible patina) should be protected with COLOURLOCK Elephant Leather Preserver.


MARKS ON FURNITURE OF SUEDE OR NUBUCK

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 COLOURLOCK 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 COLOURLOCK Leather Sanding Pad and care with COLOURLOCK Aniline Protector and COLOURLOCK Waterproofing.

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Aniline Stain Remover
Removes water stains on aniline leather Can be used on aniline furniture, handbags, jackets and car seats. Stains caused by other spillages (tea, coffee, wine etc) on aniline leather may not be removed completely but will show a significant improvement. After treatment, we recommend applying a suitable care product from our range to make the leather waterproof and protect it from future stains. Jackets and handbags will have to be treated completely. Please read detailed description below. Application areas: Furniture Leather, Shoes, Bags & Accessories, Leather ClothingFor: Aniline leatherPenetrated stains on aniline (porous smooth leather) and suede or nubuck are not easy to remove. With water-based cleaners, the leather gets wet and in most cases the stains stay visible. Aniline Stain Remover is a special product formulated to remove water stains and other water-based stains from aniline leather. Stains caused by spillages other than water may not be removed completely but will show a significant improvement. It is important to treat these stains as soon as possible.Please note:This product will not remove grease, fat or oil stains.This product is not suitable for antique leather (older than 30 years) which is extremely hard and cracked leather. Water Marks On Aniline FurnitureFor sensitive aniline furniture, aniline bags and aniline shoes, use Aniline 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 first. Wear gloves. Apply fixative with a soft cloth evenly from seam to seam (wet the area 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, new leathers (visually like new and soft) should be protected intensively with COLOURLOCK Aniline Cream to avoid new stains. Older leather (visible patina) should be protected with COLOURLOCK Elephant Leather Preserver. Water Marks On Suede Or Nubuck FurniturePenetrated 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 Aniline Stain Remover evenly with a soft cloth 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 COLOURLOCK Leather Sanding Pad and finish with COLOURLOCK Aniline Protector and COLOURLOCK Waterproofing. Water Marks On Garments (Aniline, Suede, Nubuck)Clothing leather has the advantage that it can be completely washed. This avoids more marks being caused by local cleaning attempts. Please order COLOURLOCK Wash Concentrate Kit and wash the garment as per instructions provided in the kit.Careful: The product contains natural volatile acids. Avoid skin contact, use rubber gloves. Wash off skin or eyes with generous amounts of water. Keep away from children.
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Aniline Leather Cleaning and Care Kit
1 x Aniline Cleaner, 125 ml1 x Aniline Cream, 150 ml1 x Cleaning Sponge1 x Cleaning ClothThe Aniline Leather Care Kit is suitable for porous, fine-grained smooth leather, which has a light base protection, where a drop of liquid is not immediately absorbed. Oiled and greased leather can also be cleaned and maintained with this set. These leathers are often used in the furniture sector, as well as bags and clothing. Always test care products for any possible changes first in a hidden area.Application areas: Car Leather, Furniture Leather, Shoes, Bags & Accessories, Leather ClothingFor: Aniline leather, Pull Up leatherAniline leather are porousd smooth leather . Such leathers are wonderfully warm and natural, but more delicate than surface-dyed smooth leather. Aniline leather is not always the same. Some leathers have a fine grain and are pre-impregnated, other leathers are coarse-pored and absorb any liquid immediately. The aniline leather care set is suitable for the fine-pored and pre-impregnated leather, and for the more sensitive leather, the impregnation and the Aniline Protector are the first choice. There is no general cleaner for the more sensitive leathers. Depending on the type of leather and stain must be decided individually. Give us a call or send us photos (complete picture + detailed picture ) to info@colourlock.com.For greased and oiled leather, the set can also be used. Again, there are variances. Some grease or oil leather are very dull and coarse textured, others are fine-grained and soft and semi-gloss. The silk-matt leather is the aniline care set the first choice and for the matt and coarse fat leather, the cleaning and care set for waxed leather.For less common, more shiny aniline leather, the Gloss Cream is the alternative to Aniline Cream.Adequate care is particularly important for porousd leathers, so that the leather is a little less sensitive and easier to clean. However, the most important protection always remains a careful handling of the natural product leather.Because of the sensitivities of the porousd leather, all products must always be tested for changes in the hidden area first! ApplicationBecause of the sensitivities of the porousd leather, all products must always be tested for changes in the hidden area first! Never apply the product directly to the leather, but rub the cleaner on a sponge or cloth and care first in a soft cloth. To do this, always apply the products in a circular fashion from seam to seam to avoid staining or banding. Aniline CleanerFor everyday cleaning, it is sufficient to dust the leather occasionally with a duster or dry duster. When cleaning the surface, apply a little cleaning foam on a sponge or cloth and clean it circularly and evenly from seam to seam. Do not clean too wet and do not rub too hard. Remains of the cleaner are taken up with a cloth moistened with water. In some porousd leathers there is a slight color abrasion. Then work more carefully and let it dry to see if it comes to unwanted color changes, which is rarely the case. Always let the leather dry naturally at room temperature.Stains can also be cleaned with a soft cloth moistened with Aniline Cleaner. Do not work too wet to avoid edges. Dry the area darkened by moistening with a hair dryer with cold air, so that no water edges can form. If the leather is still dark after drying in the stain area, stretch and stretch the leather. Sometimes the leather additionally brightens through the opening of the pores. Always practice cleaning in the hidden area first! Check carefully with light leathers!For difficult spots, it is always better to contact a specialist first. Quickly increases the mishap by improper cleaning attempts. In particular, with stains with dyes or fatty sites requires expert advice. We are happy to help you with any queries. Aniline CreamFor everyday use, we recommend the Aniline Cream. The Aniline Cream is an effective stain protection and keeps the leather supple. Traces of wear on fatty leather are compensated by the Aniline Cream.The Aniline Cream applied only on clean leather. First check for hidden changes at a hidden point! Moisten a soft, lint-free cloth with Aniline Cream and apply the leather surface evenly from seam to seam in a circular pattern. Let it retract briefly (10 min.) And repeat if necessary. New aniline leather should be treated several times during initial treatment in stress areas to prevent stains and discoloration. After application, slightly heat the surface with a hair dryer. The protective effect is thereby increased. Requested surfaces should be treated every three months. For less stressed areas, intervals of 6 to 12 months are sufficient.Older leather or leather that is regularly exposed to sunlight or other sources of heat should also be cared for with the Aniline Protector . The Aniline Protector provides the necessary refatting for dry leather and protects against fading.125 ml Aniline Cleaner in the foam dispenser bottle and 150 ml Aniline Cream are usually sufficient to treat a whole set of furniture. For particularly large trimmings, Aniline Cream is also available in a 250 ml container or as a liter container. IngredientsAniline CleanerIngredients according to INCI (International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredients): < 5 % ANIONIC TENSIDESPreservative according to INCI: METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE(According to INCI help allergic persons who are allergic to certain, usually for other harmless substances, identify them.)Ingredients more comprehensible described: The Aniline Cleaner is a gentle, on the pH value of leathers matched cleaner.In case of contact with eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if possible. Continue rinsing.Shake before use! Protect from frost! Keep away from children!Aniline CreamIngredients according to INCI (International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredients): AQUA, FLUORPOLYMER DISPERSION, CERA CARNAUBA, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOLPreservative according to INCI: METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE(According to INCI help allergic persons who are allergic to certain, usually for other harmless substances, identify them.)Ingredients more comprehensible described: The Aniline Cream contains natural wax (care and appearance), fluoropolymers (stain protection), moisturizers (smoothness) and friction reducer (wear protection).Shake before use! Protect from frost! Keep away from children!

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Waterproofing Leather & Textile
The Waterproofing Spray is a gentle anti-stain protection for sensitive nubuck and suede leather as well as textiles. Available in 200 ml and 500 ml cans. Areas of application: Garments, shoes, cushions, bags, saddles, tents etc.ApplicationAlways test any products first on a hidden area in case they affect the colour.Spray on a clean and dry surface horizontally, from a distance of approx. 40 cm, thinly and evenly. Allow to dry. For heavily strained surfaces repeat as necessary. It should also be reapplied after cleaning. Apply according to instructions and warnings on the label.Important: The waterproofing will not make absorbent leather fully water-resistant. It increases protection, but the surfaces nevertheless have to be treated gently.
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Ideal for the care of leather which is exposed to the weather, or for conserving extremely dry or antique leather.Designed for treating genuine "Pull Up" furniture leather (oiled leather). Do not use on Bycast or polyurethane-coated (PU) leather.ApplicationAlways test any products first on a hidden area in case they affect the colour.Rub some preserver onto a clean, soft piece of cloth and apply to the leather. If required, use the cloth to give a final polish. The fat is difficult to use when it’s cold, so be sure to work at room temperature or warm it slightly with a hair dryer.COLOURLOCK Elephant Leather Preserver protects and waterproofs all types of nappa leather.

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Aniline Cream
Aniline Cream offers intensive protection for all fine-pore, matt and sensitive top-grain leathers. To check if your leather is aniline, simply put a small drop of water onto the surface. If it soaks in and darkens the surface, then you will need to protect it against dirt and stains.Amount: 250 ml (sufficient for a complete set of furniture), 1 litreApplication areas: Furniture Leather, Leather ClothingFor: Aniline leather, Pull Up leather, Semi-aniline leatherUsed regularly, COLOURLOCK Aniline Cream provides a strong barrier against all types of stains and soiling. This treatment is best applied at an early stage as a preventative measure as stains that have already been absorbed into the leather are hard to remove without professional help.Typical areas of application: All kinds of fine-pore, matt, porous top-grain leather furniture The Volkswagen Touareg aniline leather All porous garment leather (top-grain leather) Porous top-grain calf shoe leather For glossy aniline leather, use COLOURLOCK Gloss Cream. Coarse-pore or very sensitive aniline leather should be treated with COLOURLOCK Waterproofing for nubuck and textile. Read more about aniline leather here. The Aniline Cream should only be applied to clean leather! Always test any products first on a hidden area in case they affect the colour.  Application Wet a soft, lint-free cloth slightly with the Aniline Cream and apply evenly in a circular motion, from seam to seam, on the leather's surface. Wait about ten minutes and repeat application. New aniline leather should be treated at least three times in order to prevent stains and discolouration. When finished, warm the surface slightly with a hair dryer. This improves the protective effect. Strained surfaces should be treated at least every three months. Clean the leather carefully with COLOURLOCK Aniline Cleaner before each treatment. This is a gentle cleaner but not suitable for nubuck or suede. Slightly moisten a soft, lint-free piece of cloth with the Cleaner and clean in a circular motion from seam to seam - never apply directly on the leather! Soak up moisture and dirt immediately with a suitable cloth. Avoid too much pressure while rubbing. Test on a hidden area first. Please note that drawn-in stains cannot be removed using the Aniline Cleaner (see pictures). In these cases, please ask us for advice.

Content: 250 ml (US$10.56* / 100 ml)

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Aniline & Suede Protector
For new aniline or suede leather, we recommend our Aniline & Suede Protector. It protects the leather from drying and bleaching. To guard against stains, the leather should additionally be treated with our COLOURLOCK Waterproofing for nubuck leather and textile clothing. Ideally this should be done within a year, and more frequently afterwards. The waterproofing is always applied last.  Application Always test any products first in a hidden area for changes or colour correctness! Use according to instructions on the label.

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