How To Remove Ink Stains From Leather Upholstery

Leather Upholstery

“First Things First, Regular Ink Stain Removal Stuff Doesn’t Work On Leather.”


To be precise ink is a dyeing agent and it has the ability to stain/colour the leather. Because of intrinsic properties of both the materials. The longer any dying agent stays on the leather it becomes more difficult to the remove the ink stain. So it is advisable to remove the ink stain as soon as possible. Here’s a leather cleaning hack for getting those stubborn stains from leather.

DIY | Remove Ink Stains From Leather Upholstery

1) Dab A Clean Cotton Cloth

Dab a clean cotton cloth or any piece of fabric into isopropyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol. After having moistened the cloth with alcohol wipe an inconspicuous part of the lounge suite and see if any color is getting transferred.  If you see the dye transferring from the leather to the cloth, then it is a clear sign that you should not proceed as you may remove the colour from your leather furniture.

2) Scrub The Entire Leather Lounge

The next step for cleaning leather couch is to now scrub the entire leather lounge. Make sure to be careful around the stains and see scrubbing them is not making leather upholstery worse.

3) Transfer Of The Stain

In the third step of your DIY cleaning leather couch spree, you should see transfer of the stain from the leather to the cloth again. In regular intervals change the cloth you are using otherwise you may transfer the ink from the cloth back to the lounge suite. You shall Continue this procedure until there is no further transfer of colour from the lounge to the cloth.

4) Use A Leather Conditioner

To give that final touch your leather upholstery now as good as new, can use a leather conditioner. Using a conditioner can help a leather couch from cracking.

There are some old famous beliefs that suggest treating an ink stain on leather with hair spray, laundry soap or abrasive cleaners are good. If you don’t have isopropyl alcohol then hairspray at your disposal then hairspray is the best bet because of the high alcohol content however it may include other ingredients that can cause staining. If a stain still remains you shall a call professional as soon as possible. Toms Leather Cleaning Melbourne is very sought after along with all kinds of leather cleaning. Call us on 1300 068 194 to get same-day on site, cleaning services.


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