Removing Sharpie from Faux Leather

I was able to remove Sharpie permanent marker from faux leather using WD-40. It came off super easy and didn't damage the finish. Good luck.


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May 3, 20161 found this helpful

Excellent suggestion my 2 yr old just finished her art work on an antique piece of furniture (wooden) with a gold permanent marker and the WD 40 worked like magic. No stains and was removed effortlessly. Thank you for that suggestion.

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April 2, 20170 found this helpful

I used high quality peppermint essential oil on a tan leather couch. It removed black sharpie. Test in an inconspicuous area to be sure. I applied it with a Q-tip to the first mark and it worked! I then spilled on an area with a lot of marks and let it sit for a few minutes. I rubbed in a circular pattern with a paper towel to remove.


Any remaining spots were removed with a Q-tip by rubbing against the grain and across the grain I applied leather polish (the kind I use on handbags) and restored the shine to the leather. Even without the leather polish, the tan sofa still looked fine.

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September 23, 20170 found this helpful

Bought a used, insulated lunch bag, very cute, but it had a name written inside with permanent marker. Used the WD-40 and the blue marker came off pretty easily. Left no residue or stain. Very happy with results! Thanks!!

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February 8, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you so much for the suggestion. It worked better than I expected it to. Again thank you for posting your suggestion. It came off effortlessly.

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April 9, 20190 found this helpful

WD-40 worked perfectly on the inside of my car door that had been written on with permanent black pen

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