Removing Ink Stains From Leather

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Can ink be removed from leather?

Removing Ink Stains From Leather

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.



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