How to Remove Permanent Marker from Leather

Nobody would ever want permanent marker stains on their treasured leather upholstery. However, if it ever happens, then do not panic, as contrary to its name permanent marker is not completely indelible, provided the marks are removed in time.

Three Ways for Permanent Marker Removal off Leather Upholstery

Using Sunscreen

  • Take a clean white cloth and put a blob of sunscreen on it.
  • Rub the stained surface gently in a circular motion.
  • Repeat the process till the marks disappear.

Using Hairspray

  • Spray some aerosol hairspray onto the spots and wipe away with a clean white towel.
  • Use some more hairspray until the marks come off.
  • Apply a leather conditioner on the leather surface.
Removing Permanent Marker from Leather

Removing Permanent Marker from Leather

Using Rubbing Alcohol

  • Use a cotton swab to apply rubbing alcohol on the leather surface.
  • Allow it to sit for a few seconds and wipe away with a dry paper towel.

Things like nail polish remover and bug repellents are also claimed to help with permanent marker on leather. However, according to some, nail polish remover ruins the color of the leather surface while taking out the marker stains. So, it is safer to stick to the above methods.

Using these simple permanent marker removal techniques would help you to protect your expensive leather interiors from developing permanent stains.