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Removing Ink on Faux Leather

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Care will need to be taken when trying to remove ink stains on faux leather items so as not to damage the material. This is a guide about removing ink on faux leather.
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January 28, 2010

How do you remove Biro ball point pen from a fake leather material sofa?

By Penny from Birmingham

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October 18, 20150 found this helpful

Hair spray doesn't work or white vinegar. What else?

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January 28, 20100 found this helpful

My daughter wrote on both of our brand new dark brown faux leather couches with blue ink. I was told to use hairspray to remove the ink and when I did so I created a huge patch that is now very visibly discolored and dull. How do I repair this? Please help. Thanks in advance.

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By vvetrone from Niagara Falls, Canada

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Ink on Faux Leather

If your faux leather is of the shiny smooth variety I have an idea for you. I would try to test this on an inconspicuous spot before proceeding. My daughter wrote on my leather couches with permanent marker and I used a Magic Eraser and it worked wonderfully.

Use a corner and try to go over the ink line to rub the pen out. Then use a leather conditioner to help shine it up afterwards. If the hair spray damage still shows, you might try using a matching shoe polish color to help cover it up, but be sure to buff it out well so it doesn't come off on your clothes. Good luck. (05/20/2009)

By GinaGriffin

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May 12, 20090 found this helpful

How can I get ball point ink from my faux leather couch and handbag?

Lee-Anne from Cape Town, Za

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Ink on Faux Leather

Hairspray works great to get out ink - spray some on a cloth and apply to the marks, rub a little and it should come out. Rub with a wet cloth to get the sticky hairspray off afterward. Good luck. (11/15/2006)

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By Taurusfeen

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