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    Cool Ink stain on leather.

    Wondering how i could remove blue pen ink from a white leather sofa.
    Please help.

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    Re: Ink stain on leather.

    Quote Originally Posted by G Force View Post
    Wondering how i could remove blue pen ink from a white leather sofa.
    Please help.

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    Try aquanet hairspray.

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    Re: Ink stain on leather.

    try a product called citrol- you can find it online.

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    Re: Ink stain on leather.

    try some IPA...damp a MF towel and wipe it gently...worked once for me.

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    Re: Ink stain on leather.

    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.

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    Re: Ink stain on leather.

    Quote Originally Posted by pampos View Post
    try some IPA...damp a MF towel and wipe it gently...worked once for me.

    Did this once too.
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    Re: Ink stain on leather.

    Quote Originally Posted by Executive Detailing View Post
    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 LOL.

    May need to do a couple of applications.

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    Re: Ink stain on leather.

    Zippo lighter fluid! But check somewhere else on the sofa that it won't lift the color.

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    Re: Ink stain on leather.

    Krud Kutter it doesn't leave a residue.

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    Re: Ink stain on leather.

    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."

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