I have some leather purses with ink on them. Can anyone tell me what I could possibly use to remove the ink?
Well I was luckier, and my daughter wrote with ball-point ink on navy blue leather. But I found something to get it off; Murphy's Oil Soap and a toothbrush. It also takes ink off of wood cabinets and lipstick off leather (my little one is quite the artist). Dip a wet brush in the soap and scrub away, not too hard, or it could remove some of the color from your leather. (10/18/2002)
I have always used hairspray in the past to remove ink on carpet and clothing and it has worked out great. I don't know about leather though. (04/19/2005)
I have tan leather couches and have removed blue ink many times using hairspray. (05/06/2005)
I've found that Head and Shoulders dandruff shampoo removes pen marks very well without discoloration on my cognac leather colored chair and ottoman. Just damply wet a wash cloth and squirt the shampoo directly onto the cloth and rug in circular motion and wipe clean. Don't wet the shampoo. (09/08/2006)
My daughter wrote all over our couches with a black pen, and I scrubbed following each stroke she drew with nail polish remover and a white cloth, and it worked! (07/29/2007)
By uh oh
Do not use magic eraser. It erases the leather and not the ink. (08/30/2007)
If you have a Creamy Yellow Leather sofa use hairspray. I used Tresemme hairspray, left it on for 5 seconds, and rubbed with a tiny amount of force. This actually works. It saved me from getting shouted at from Mum and Dad, too! (09/07/2007)
By Nathen Whelband
Try using baking soda with a small portion of water. It worked for me. These were deep embedded ink markings on my sofa. (12/01/2007)
Rubbing alcohol works good. (02/20/2008)
Thank you! I have a brand new cream color leather micro fiber couch, and my child wrote on the arm rest with a blue ink pen. I found this website and read feedback desperate for help! I used Paul Mitchell freeze and shine and the ink came right off in 10 seconds with a little rubbing from white towel. Our couch is about 4 days old, and when we bought it we got a discount because of a few ink spots on the back of the couch. So I decided to give it a shot of hairspray as well. It came right out! I don't know how long that ink was in there, but it had to be awhile. (10/12/2008)
I tried everything to get ink out of my light colored leather sofa, and the only thing that worked was the only thing I thought would not; Hairspray! I don't know what chemicals are in it to cause that reaction, but it really works. Thank goodness! (12/21/2008)
There are a lot of furniture repair companies that can remove stains from all types of fabric/leathers. I am not sure where you are located, but the one I used is www.furnitureservices.com. They were great and really inexpensive. I called them when I moved into my new place and the movers got some ink and other miscellaneous stains on my microfiber sofa. While they were there I had them remove some liquid marks on my dining table as well. (12/29/2008)
My friend gave me a brand new green handbag but it had been written on with ink pen by some kids. Once again, hairspray, any kind, got it right off the shiny faux leather hand bag. It looks great! (01/09/2009)
By Amanda M.
Baby wipes! I have used this on my mother's leather sofa when my daughter made ink marks. I have used them to clean crayon marks, and even dried spray paint on my hands! I will always keep them on hand, even after she is potty trained. I keep them in a Ziploc bag to keep them from drying out, and have re-hydrated them with water if my husband left them open. Good luck. (10/23/2009)
I have tried the hairspray to remove ink from my leather sofa, and it only set the stain. Today I tried the baby wipes and removed the 'new' ink drawings from my grandson. It worked at removing them without having to work hard. Thanks for the tip! (11/01/2009)
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