Removing Pen from Leather Furniture

Leather furniture is an expensive investment. It is important to not damage the leather when trying to remove pen ink from your furniture. This is a guide about removing pen from leather furniture.
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September 14, 2016 Flag
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How can I remove old blue pen marks on my light gray leather chairs? I have tried acetone, hair spray, Chapstick, alcohol swabs, just about everything I can think of and nothing worked. Is there anyone who actually had a product that really worked?
Thank you.

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November 2, 20160 found this helpful

Same my problem

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March 22, 2016 Flag
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This is a guide about cleaning pen ink on a suede couch. Care must be taken when cleaning suede.

Woman hands using a upholstery attachment to wash a purple suede couch

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October 3, 2011 Flag
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My leather couch is white and I have a huge blue stain. I tried the Magic Eraser, but it only lifted slightly. What else is there?

By Sandy from Mississauga, Ontario

August 5, 20160 found this helpful

I just put a blue ball point pen mark on my sons white leather sofa i cant get out to buy something i am babysitting

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November 12, 2011 Flag
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How do I get blue pen ink off of my cream leather couch? I have tried rubbing alcohol, leather cleaner, Murphy's oil and the last resort, hair spray is not advisable.

By R. Brown

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November 15, 20110 found this helpful

You mentioned using alcohol, but you didn't indicate the percentage. You must use 91% isopropyl alcohol for good results in removing pen ink from leather. Dab a cotton swab or cotton ball with 91% isopropyl alcohol, and approach the stain at one side. Press gently, don't rub, until the ink appears on the cotton. Do this a little at a time until all the ink is absorbed. I've used this method several times with great results. Good luck!

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March 27, 2011 Flag
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I have shiny cream leather sofas. My grand-daughter wrote several lines and made many drawings on them using a black coloured ballpoint ink pen. On the other sofa's she wrote with blue coloured ballpoint ink. What must I use to clean and remove these two types of ink on my leather sofas without damaging the colouring or paint on the sofas?

By Paul from South Africa

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May 7, 20160 found this helpful

Thanks I tried the nail polish remover and it worked my son wrote on my white headboard with blue ink pen thanks a lot

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July 27, 20160 found this helpful

October 7, 2007 Flag
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I have iodine and ball point pen ink stains on a cream leather sofa, do you know how I can get rid of them? It is not my sofa and I am freaking out.

July 18, 20090 found this helpful

My 18 month old has just used a blue ball point pen to draw all over my cream leather sofa! "again" my first attempts at moving them was with suggested methods which just faded the leather and pen marks. This morning I've noticed he'd done it again this time big round marks!

In a panic I just picked up my new buy from the betterware called the "pink stuff"(cleaning product) put a bit on a damp cloth,with the first wipe it was gone,i gave it a go on the previous marks and too they have disappeared, no scrubbing was needed and no damage to the leather-give it a go! literally one wipe and it was gone.

ps: I did however try it on my chairs which are faux leather. It only faded the pen marks so best works on real leather.

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April 6, 2013 Flag
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This is a tip for removing ink from a white or cream colored leather sofa.

Materials Needed:

  • Professional Strength Goof Off solution (It is actually called Goof Off and it must say professional strength. You can buy this at Home Depot, Lowe's, or any hardware store.)
  • Q-tip cotton swabs
  • a moistened (with just cold water) wash cloth or rag
  • leather protectant spray to use after you treat the stained area so to keep the leather shiny and well protected for the future.
  • dry cloth

Instructions:

Important: try using a small, less noticeable area of your leather sofa to treat for ink stain, and see how it works on your leather sofa before treating the whole sofa. You may notice a lightening of the fabric area if you rub too hard against the sofa with the Q-tip that contains the solution, or if you use large quantities of the Goof Off liquid. Apply only a small amount of the liquid onto the Q-tip first to see how the leather sofa responds to the liquid.

  1. Take a Q-tip cotton swab and apply Goof Off liquid to it.
  2. Rub the Q-tip over the ink stain as though you were using a pencil eraser to erase words from paper. The idea is to use small back and forth motion as well as small circular motion while rubbing out the stain.
  3. Once the ink stain is removed, use a wet wash cloth, that is moistened with just cold water, to go over the treated area of the leather. This is very important to do because you do no want to leave the Goof Off solution on your material once it has done its job, or else you could discolor the leather.
  4. Take a dry cloth and go over the area with a leather protectant spray to help keep your leather sofa and shiny and protected against future stains.

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June 12, 2011 Flag
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How do I remove blue ink off a cream leather couch?

By Marilyn N.

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June 12, 20110 found this helpful

Test these on a hidden area on the back of your couch first: If one does not work, then try the other. I hope this helps!

Rubbing alcohol

Hairspray

Magic Eraser

Use the first two with a cotton swab.

Blessings,

Robyn

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June 20, 2012 Flag
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How do I remove ink from a leather sofa?

By Yvonne

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July 11, 20120 found this helpful

I have used WD 40 to remove ink, crayons & magic marker from almost every surface you can imagine!

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September 8, 2011 Flag
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My dog chewed an ink pen on my pearl leather sofa. It left deep spots. I have tried Ink Lift with no luck. What can I use to take the ink off?

By Belinda F.

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September 25, 20110 found this helpful

Try rubbing a bit of lemon juice on the area. Let sit for a few minutes and wipe off gently with a damp cloth. I use lemon juice to clean most everything. Hope it works for you!

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August 19, 2011 Flag
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How do I remove ball point pen ink from couch upholstery?

By Catherine from Norwalk

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August 22, 20110 found this helpful

Hairspray and blot. Hairspray and blot. It works on all types of ink stains. Good luck!

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June 21, 2011 Flag
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Where do I buy products to remove an ink stain from a light cream leather suite? Also, How do I remove ink stain from my light cream leather sofa?

By Victoria F. from Hodge Hill, Birmingham

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June 22, 20110 found this helpful

I know hair spray can remove ink from some surfaces. This would be a cheap place to start. But, try the hair spray in a hidden place first to make sure it does not hurt the sofa. Hope this helps you!

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April 6, 2011 Flag
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How do I remove ink stains from a leather sofa?

By Annette from Wales

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April 7, 20110 found this helpful

WD-40 works wonders.

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June 15, 2010 Flag
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I want to get pen marks off my brown leather couch. What do I do?

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