How To Remove The Smell Of Feces From Leather Seats?


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lakeesha Hennessy Williams Profile
Firstly, I don't even want to know how you've ended up with the smell of feces on your leather seats!

Secondly, you should count yourself lucky that you're dealing with leather- if this 'accident' had happened on fabric seats, you'd have a much tougher job ahead of you.

To remove any sort of bad odor from leather seating, I'd recommend giving the affected area a good clean. You can then follow this up with several different homemade treatments.

How to remove the smell of feces from leather

Giving your leather seats some fresh air for around 24 hours is a good place to start. No point keeping that smell trapped in an enclosed space.

You'll then need to opt for some leather-specific cleaning techniques:

  • Brush the area with a soft brush (to remove any remaining debris)
  • Wipe the area using leather cleaner and a soft rag (we use Mothers Leather Cleaner on our car)
  • Spray the area with a mixture of 1:5 white vinegar to water
  • Sprinkle some baking soda on the offensive area
I'd also recommend trying some linseed oil for aftercare. I haven't tried this yet- but apparently it's awesome.

Sarah Johnson Profile
Sarah Johnson answered
You could use saddle soap, but really rinse it off thoroughly afterwards and rehydrate with something like lotion afterwards. Works wonders on nasty smells in leather.
Rooster Cogburn Profile
Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

There are many good products out there for leather. As I have all leather furniture, I use a product from Kleenrite chemicals called : Leather Plus cleaner and deodorizer. It has two parts. One is a good cleaner and the other is a deodorizer. It's safe on leather and keeps my furniture looking nice and smelling clean. It's made just for leather.

Arthur Wright Profile
Arthur Wright answered
You may need a professional cleaning service to assist here as one has to be careful what one uses on leather without ruining it.

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