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G Force
Apr 27th, 2008, 03:17 AM
Wondering how i could remove blue pen ink from a white leather sofa.
Please help.

Thanks

Executive Detailing
Apr 27th, 2008, 09:44 AM
Wondering how i could remove blue pen ink from a white leather sofa.
Please help.

Thanks

Try aquanet hairspray.

tazman7
May 2nd, 2008, 06:27 PM
try a product called citrol- you can find it online.

pampos
May 2nd, 2008, 07:31 PM
try some IPA...damp a MF towel and wipe it gently...worked once for me.

G Force
May 12th, 2008, 04:35 AM
Thanks for replies.
What helped the most was the hair spray. Also i tried things that came through my mind such as white tooth paste,white vinegar.

Sydster
May 12th, 2008, 04:59 AM
try some IPA...damp a MF towel and wipe it gently...worked once for me.


Did this once too.

Nappers
May 12th, 2008, 06:05 AM
Try aquanet hairspray.

Took the words out of my mouth.

At work, I nail my uniform once in a while with a pen that I didn't click and spray it with Aquanet, throw it in the wash and presto. Also, hair shampoo for ring around the collar if anyone cares :D LOL.

May need to do a couple of applications.

Aaron

Peter.kelly
Jan 17th, 2010, 12:50 AM
Zippo lighter fluid! But check somewhere else on the sofa that it won't lift the color.

synesthesia
Jan 18th, 2014, 09:05 PM
Krud Kutter it doesn't leave a residue.

jfelbab
Jan 19th, 2014, 06:14 AM
The issue gets worse the longer the ink is allowed to remain on the leather. The leather sofa is likely coated with a color coat and a clear coat (Protected leather) although many leather furniture items are only partially leather and part vinyl made to look like leather, much like auto upholstery. The ink will penetrate the clear coat and be nearly impossible to remove if left to set. Ive had some luck using Leather Master Ink Lifter product but it was on fresh ink.

Once the ink has penetrated into the clear coat it becomes a matter of leather restoration rather than leather cleaning. This would mean sanding the topcoat to remove the stained clear-coat, and depending on how deeply the stain has penetrated, a re-dye, or at least a respray of some clear and quite possibly the use of a grain lifter to match the grain pattern. If leather cleaners, ink lifters don't work, this is best left to a professional leather restoration specialist. When restoring damaged leather you need to consider the color, texture(grain) and patina to make the repair disappear.

First rule to remember is "Dont cause more damage."