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How to clean water stains or fix water damage on leather and vinyl?

Whether leather or vinyl, attempt to clean water stains and mineral deposits first with white vinegar. Allow absorbent leathers to completely dry. Milk, vomit and other pet stains require different treatment.

Rub ‘n Restore® colors will conceal any remaining stains. Click here to learn about more removing stubborn mineral deposits, which may migrate through a new finish.

If you can feel the silhouette or outer perimeter of the stain is stiffer than undamaged areas, the material has been irrevocably etched. No amount of colored refinishing, moisturizing or massaging can correct etching.

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