Getting ink and magic marker out of leather.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Chirpy, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    I'm guessing with all the knowledge people on here have that someone has done this before.

    We were given a sofa and loveseat that are leather (light tan). They were given to us because DD of the previous owners wrote ALL over them with magic marker and some ink pen. So, it's the ink/marker has been 'setting' on these for a few months.

    Does anyone know of anything that will remove it without ruining the leather?
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    there are commercial leather cleaners that work wonders. also, windex WITHOUT ammonia for spot cleaning quickly. i have used hairspray to get ink off too.

    not guaranteeing the outcome on your furniture though![​IMG]

    hope it works out for you!
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    WD-40 will work [​IMG]
  4. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 15, 2007
    Austin area, Texas
    I second the WD-40, but you might want to try it in a less noticible place first.
  5. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 31, 2008
    there are 2 products

    goof-off it is a solvent based cleaner available at most hardware stores and at a paint store


    goo gone...i have found that goo gone does not work as well as goof off though
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  6. sbluvinit

    sbluvinit Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 16, 2008
    Ok you might think I am crazy but if it is a sharpie marker the try this, Its sure to work,,,,, take a rag and get ciggarett ashes, the smelly ashtray works well, dip your rag in just a bit of water and then ash it up, take your ashy rag and softly scrub your marker mark, it should go away, good luck i hope it works.
  7. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    I cannot beleive the amazing things people on here know!
  8. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    i think I hear somewhere that hairspray works, but not sure
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've used the hair spray to get ink out lots of times.
  10. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    Quote:maybe that was it.

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