Permanent Marker on White Leather Furniture

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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April 26, 20160 found this helpful

Bug spray in a can is only thing I had worked thank god it was mom's white leather couch she would of died

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June 28, 20160 found this helpful

I took your advice and rubbing alcohol worked awesomely!!! My couch is cream colored leather and some how the black permanent ink got on my sofa. Thank you for the tip!!

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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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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 1, 20060 found this helpful

Try waterless hand cleaner, like Purell. I got the permanent marker off a classroom white board that way. Try a small area first, to be sure that it doesn't damage the leather. Also, remember that leather is porous and will absorb just about everything, including ink. I also recommend calling a dry cleaner that works with cleaning leather. They might be able to give you some help.

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July 2, 20060 found this helpful

Try finger nail polish remover

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September 3, 20060 found this helpful

STOP! Do not put finger nail polish remover on your leather! You will remove the color and the ink. If you do try it check an unseen spot first. You can also have the area re dyed by a leather repair company.

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September 9, 20060 found this helpful

Purell didn't work, tried it on my white leather with the pink ink, didn't even fade it. Leather is truely Not a chalk baord.

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June 2, 20070 found this helpful

I just randomly tried rubbing alcohol and it worked perfectly. I didn't have the marker directly on the couch though, just smudged from my skin. It definetly worked though! Don't think I would try it on colored leather though.

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September 24, 20070 found this helpful

GOJO hand cleaner

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July 25, 20080 found this helpful

I wish I had of used rubbing alcohol first it worked. 409 took some of the color out.

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August 26, 20080 found this helpful

Humm. Well that solved may problem. Rubbing alcohol. I have used bleach, it help to reduce the stain, and yes nail polish remover, not much it did.

Rubbing alcohol is pretty much the best bet for everything.

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November 1, 20080 found this helpful

My teenage son accidentally got permanent biro ink on my white leather couch. The rubbing alcohol just completely removed it. It was so easy - just wiped off! I can't thank you enough.

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January 4, 20090 found this helpful

My daughter got marker pen on my leather sofa so I sprayed a cheap perfume onto the stain and rubbed it in and then wiped it off with damp cloth it came off straight away.

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February 3, 20090 found this helpful

OMG! New white leather couch and a 3y.o. with a permanent red marker pen! It had been marked with dots, dashes and a long streak about 25cm long! I used perfume sparingly and massaged it in with my finger and wiped of with a damp cloth as advised by "Donna" this worked quite well after a couple of applications, however on one of the really stubborn spots it took the colour out a little bit. I will try rubbing alcohol if there is a next time (fingers crossed).

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March 24, 20100 found this helpful

Use washing powder and dr pepper it worked for me in 2 mins of scrubbing with dish cloth.

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April 29, 20150 found this helpful

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.

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December 13, 20150 found this helpful

Thank you so much for this advice!!! Works like a miracle!!

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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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June 26, 20160 found this helpful

Kinda makes you wonder what Sunscreen does to your childs skin.

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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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November 2, 20160 found this helpful

What kind of sunscreen. Ive used several and it doesn't help.

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November 3, 20160 found this helpful

Did you try an aerosol kind? I think there is alcohol in them, which is why it will work to remove ink. I would try using straight rubbing alcohol to see if it will work. Good luck!

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