Cleaning Ink Stains from a Coach Purse

February 16, 2015

Removing Ink Stains from your Coach PurseThis is so very simple. I wish I had figured this out a long time ago. I had 100's of ink stains on the inside of my Coach bags. I had never tried to get them out, until the other day. I had an alcohol swab and began to rub and rub. Eventually all, yes all, of the ink marks came out. I couldn't believe it.


You will need a lot of alcohol swabs or just buy a bottle of rubbing alcohol and a thin cloth. You have to work at it for a little bit, but it works. Now I'm ready to sell what was once ready to throw out! I'll definitely get more money. I was excited it worked so well!

Later I'll post on how to clean the outside. There are two ways. Check for that post, coming soon. First I want to see how this works for you. Please post pics and let me know.

Removing Ink Stains from your Coach Purse
Removing Ink Stains from your Coach Purse
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November 17, 2011

I have a beige leather Coach bag with pen marks on the outside of the bag. How would you suggest removing pen stains?

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Alcohol or hair spray

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January 11, 2021

How do I get this ink stain off a vinyl purse?

Removing an Ink Stain on a Vinyl Purse? - Coach purse with stains


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Try hair spray or a magic eraser on an inconspicuous spot first.

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you can try apple cider vinegar or goo gone

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Rubbing alcohol works great on ink stains. Just try it on a spot that won't show if it also removes color from the purse.

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I'm assuming this is not an authentic Coach purse but it doesn't matter as vinyl is still vinyl.
Of course, if it is a Coach purse then you should check out local stores that sell Coach as they sometimes offer a free cleaning service. High end stores also sell a Coach bag cleaner and it is very good.


First things first:
If ink has been on the purse for a long time it will usually be more difficult to remove.
If it is gel ink instead of ballpoint it will be even more difficult to remove and may not come off completely.
The most important first step in trying any product is to find an inconspicuous spot to try first. You have to wait about 30 minutes after cleaning the spot to be sure it will not fade or ruin your bag.
Try to follow directions to a T.

Most people start with using hair spray but not everybody has hair spray available anymore.
If you have it then after testing you can spray some hair spray directly on the ballpoint ink stain.
Wait a few minutes while the vinyl absorbs the hair spray, but Do NOT let it dry.
Rub the spot gently with a soft cloth.
Spray the stain again with the hairspray if it has not completely disappeared.


Add a few drops of liquid dish detergent after you apply the spray.
Gently rub the spot with your fingers.
Wipe the area with lukewarm water and blot dry with a paper towel or clean rag.

The second most popular way seems to be with finger nail polish remover and it can be used in the same manner as hair spray.

There are other way to try so check out this link:

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If it is an authentic Coach purse, contact them:

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