Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Leather - Ink Removal

Ink stains on a leather things are bad news. It's nearly impossible to get ink out of leather. Most of the time, you will need to hire professionals Leather cleaners to get the ink out and restore the leather materials.

You can try removing ink from your leather things with the following methods.

Wipe up the ink with a dry paper towel, trying not to spread the stain. Use a small amount of moisturizing soap and water to clean what doesn't come off with the dry paper towel.
Apply a leather care product to the spot. Choose one that is made for removing ink stains. This is the safest way to go when you have expensive leather materials/furniture. Then apply leather cleaner on the stain spoted points. Follow up with some leather protector to restore the leather's finish.

Isopropanol plain old rubbing alcohol, works best for home removal of ink stains from leather. Fresh ink stains are easier to remove and usually come out easily, while older stains may require repeat treatments.

Dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and rub it over the spot. Dry the area with a blow dryer so the alcohol evaporates before eating away at more of the leather. Only try this if you don't have access to leather care products.

Saturate the stained area with hairspray. Immediately wipe up the hairspray, and then apply a small amount of moisturizing soap and water. As with the alcohol, this should only be done if you don't have access to leather care products