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Cleaning Permanent (Sharpie) Marker from Leather Furniture

Unfortunately it is not uncommon to get Sharpie marks on your leather couch. This is a guide about cleaning permanent (Sharpie) marker from a leather couch.

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Sharpie Marker on Leather Couch
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June 29, 2006 Flag
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I got permanent marker on my new white leather chairs! There are two small dots around 1 cm x 1 cm. I tried cleaning them with detergent straight away and they've faded. I've tried hairspray as well. My parents are going to kill me. Please help!

Katie

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August 21, 20071 found this helpful
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I used rubbing alcohol on my brown leather couch for a purple permanent ink stain and it worked great!

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January 30, 20081 found this helpful
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I used nail polish remover, that was a big no no!! It took the color out of the leather chair and it looks terrible! So do not use nail polish remover on leather!

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July 20, 20160 found this helpful

Thank you so much!! The kids got black sharpie on our cream colored leather couch and sunscreen took it right off in seconds it was amazing!

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July 26, 20160 found this helpful

My grandson used a black marker on my blue leather couch....used sunscreen and wiped it right off!! Amazing 

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August 8, 20160 found this helpful

I dont have rubbing oil on hand, si I used perfume to clean silver marker on black Synthetic Leather, worked like a charm, thanks.

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December 5, 2010 Flag
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How can I get Sharpie permanent marker off my cream leather sofa?

By Becky from Norfolk, Great Britain

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December 30, 20030 found this helpful
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Try a little nail polish remover on a Q-Tip in a place that won't be too noticeable. If it seems to be working, try it some more. The biggest risk is that it will also take off the leather dye.

I've also heard that Goo Gone and Ditto Fluid work.

Susan

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October 11, 20101 found this helpful
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So, I finally found the cure to the silver Sharpie on the black leather sectional. It's called Leather CPR and you can get it at Bed Bath & Beyond for $12. You simply apply it with a clean sponge. I did have to scrub it with the coarse side "lightly" where the marker was. However, to do the entire 7 seat sectional, it took me about 45 min. to condition it. So not only did I get the marker out, but the couches look brand new! And unlike the other postings, I have posted the before picture (in the blog below this one) and an after picture here. I hope this has helped.

But word of advice before trying anything on your furniture, you should ALWAYS try it on a small piece of the couch, like the bottom or somewhere you wouldn't notice if it messes it up.

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May 29, 20160 found this helpful

Peppermint essential oil didn't remove the finish. I slowly rub it on with a q tip.

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June 5, 20160 found this helpful

Qthkxs going to try it a little put navy blue on our Carmel colored couch an we didn't notices it until a week later husband tryed to clean it but it didn't work so tkhxs for the CPR stuff

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July 13, 20160 found this helpful

Do not use nail polish, it will leave an ugly white mark

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August 20, 2016 Flag
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My daughter used a black Sharpie marker on my white leather sofa. I used baking soda, vinegar, baking soda with toothpaste, acetone which wasn't a really good idea, and alcohol; nothing worked! I don't know what else to try. I also used Off bug spray. It gave me a good result, but not all of it came off, just the darkest ink. So now I have scribbles all over, but light lines. Please help me!

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April 7, 2012 Flag
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My "artistic" 2 year old was on a Sharpie spree, blue on our light brown leather couch. I used the leather cleaner and it got lighter, but didn't come off. Then he used a silver metallic Sharpie on my laptop, not on the screen, but on the mouse pad. I will try the non acetone remover, but what about the leather couch? Is it a total loss?

By Debbie M.

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May 6, 20120 found this helpful

Have you tired using erasers? Gently rub away the marks. Probably it would help :)

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May 2, 20160 found this helpful

That is completely wrong.

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June 3, 20160 found this helpful

Put sunscreen on a towel then wipe the spot I have had previous success with this method

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September 19, 20160 found this helpful

Hand sanitizer worked for my wife.

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October 11, 2003 Flag
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My daughter recently marked on my friend's leather couch with a Sharpie permanent marker! How in the world can I get that out? Please help.

Barbara

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March 24, 20160 found this helpful

Just a tip I wouldn't recommend using rubbing alcohol it makes it worse(I know from experience)

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April 17, 20160 found this helpful

I used a sunscreen followed by a pocketBac it worked really well(with the pocketBac rub it in first then put a layer on to soak). I suppose any rubbing alcohol would work as long as that is the active ingredient. Hope this helpsXx

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July 7, 20160 found this helpful

Sunscreen Really works, I got a Black Sharpie Marker out my BMW leather seats with Coppertone 50 kids, It works!

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August 23, 20160 found this helpful

This (sunscreen) took the finish off my leather sofa- dark brown, so did magic eraser and rubbing alcohol

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September 9, 20160 found this helpful

What kind of sunscreen please? I have tried nivea kids factor 30. Didn't work

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November 11, 2011 Flag
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How do I remove black permanent magic marker from leather furniture?

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