An ink stain will remain visible on your leather item for years if you don’t take any measures to remove it. Although, ink stains often look impossible to get rid of, it is actually not that hard if you know how to treat them properly. Follow the steps below and learn how to get ink out of leather quickly and easily.
- Saturate a cotton ball in isopropyl alcohol (also known as rubbing alcohol).
- Test the leather for discolouration, as recommended by cleaners Collier’s Wood. It is always a good idea to test the cleaning solution you are using on an inconspicuous area of the stained fabric or surface before actually treating the stain. This way, you will be sure that the fabric, whether leather or not, won’t be damage in any way by the solution. So, dab at some hidden location with the cotton ball you have saturated in rubbing alcohol and wait for about 10 minutes. If nothing wrong happens, go on to the next step.
- Use a cotton ball soaked in alcohol to rub the ink stain in circular motion. If you catch the ink stain relatively soon after it has appeared, you shouldn’t have any problems removing the stain from the leather using this method. However, for more tough ink stains, you may need professional help. Consider hiring cleaners Collier’s Wood if you cannot remove the stain on your own.
- Once you have removed the ink stain, use some high quality leather conditioner to restore the shine of the leather.
Note: Do not use hairspray to get ink out of leather. Although, the alcohol in hairspray can help remove the ink stain, the other ingredients will cause more damage to the leather than good.