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.
Here are questions related to Cleaning Permanent (Sharpie) Marker from Leather Furniture.
How can I get Sharpie permanent marker off my cream leather sofa?
By Becky from Norfolk, Great Britain
By Brandy Stubblefield10/11/2010
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.
By Susan Sanders-Kinzel 12/30/2003
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.
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!
By Heather L.04/29/2015
Sunscreen in a aerosol spray can is DEFINITELY the answer. My 5 year old got red sharpie marker on my white leather sofa, and it came right off with sunscreen.
Does anyone know of anything else that would work on permanent marker that has been on a golf head cover for a while? My husband marks everything with his name and now he's is selling his hybrid golf clubs with covers.
By Gwen F.
By Heather W.08/11/2014
My two year old managed to get a hold of my Betsy Johnson wallet and a black sharpie. I loosened the ink with shaving cream, wiped it off and then removed the remainder of the stain with hairspray. Be very careful, the hairspray took some of the wallet's pink and purple pigment, not enough to notice on the wallet, but the paper towel had a pink tinge to it.
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.
My kids had Sharpie marked a friend on a sleep over and it had gone onto my 15 month old ivory leather settee. I looked through this website and spray sunsceen seemed most popular to remove the stain. I tried Banana Boat spray factor 50 and it came off straight away. It really works. What a relief:) You have to use a spray (I tried a cream first and it didn't do much).
How do I get it off?
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My 18 month old daughter recently got a hold of a brown sharpie permanent marker. She wrote all over our new Italian leather couch.
How do I remove marker from a leather couch?
By agpoon from Wichita, KS
Before you try any home remedies, always test in an inconspicuous area. You never know what could happen. Most things can be washed out even though it says permanent. (11/04/2009)
I was watching my boyfriend's two kids and they got green coloring permanent marker on his brother's beige leather couch cushions. I'd like to help remove the stain. What will remove it safely?
By Carla from Grants Pass, OR
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. (10/11/2010)