Remove Pen mark on Leather


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Hommie

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Hi CSers, any suggestion to remove pen marks on leather sofa? My little devil cause my brand new sofa to be defaced!
 

tjhan

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Some acetone perhaps, or any organic solvent that isn't too strong, like ethanol. Organise a beer party.l
 

JacePhoto

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Hi CSers, any suggestion to remove pen marks on leather sofa? My little devil cause my brand new sofa to be defaced!
There's a solution for leather sofas sold at some furniture company. I used to be fr that industry. Not every company/ retail store carries it as the demand is low.

Alternatively, try the D.I.Y stores. Note, its not 100% effective.
 

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I use acetone quite a bit for work & think it will be much too strong. It will definitely remove the ink stain but likely the color of the leather too & cause it to crack.

Try products from Leather Master.
http://www.leatherworldtech.comProductInfo.aspx?productid=013201250
I know Home Fix DIY at IMM & Marina Square carry this brand.

I would also try clothes cleaning products like "Vanish". I've used this to remove red wine stains off many items. Might work with ink
 

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try a mixture of ethanol & water first, then if cannot, try isopropanol/water, or a light acetone mixture. i have a slight apprehension on acetone usage, but if you want to use it, try using it with fine piece of cotton or something. dont use a cotton bud etc cuz acetone dissolves plastic.
 

Canonised

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The most important thing to note is what type of pen marker did that devil used?... If permanent ... then it is oil based ... a bit difficult, will never recover 100% if the leather is 100% real leather and not synthetic (man-made) leather.

Usually if you use strong solvent cleaner, the marker ink may come out but the col of the leather may change too...

i think you have a problem, sir ...:sweat:
 

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The most important thing to note is what type of pen marker did that devil used?... If permanent ... then it is oil based ... a bit difficult, will never recover 100% if the leather is 100% real leather and not synthetic (man-made) leather.

Usually if you use strong solvent cleaner, the marker ink may come out but the col of the leather may change too...

i think you have a problem, sir ...:sweat:
Punish the kid!!! Dont bother about the ink, its hopeless, really, I tried so many types of solvent, hopeless,hopeless oilbase ink is the worst.:angry:
 

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Is the ink gel or oil based? If oil-based, try Goo Gone.

I ever used it remove crayon marks on my La-Z-Boy recliner. It works well.
 

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