In order to remove ink stains from leather, isopropyl alcohol is suggested. Isopropyl alcohol or “rubbing alcohol” can be purchased at any drugstore or pharmacy. It is recommended that a “spot test” be completed first on a small area of the leather, before using the isopropyl alcohol on a larger area.
When it has been determined the alcohol will not damage the leather, use a cotton swab and carefully dab the area where the ink is located. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes before wiping with a dry towel. This should remove ink from your leather garment. In situations where a large amount of ink has spilled on leather, it's best to get the leather professionally cleaned. Professional leather cleaning kits are available, which will remove leather ink stains.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|