Asked on Apr 19, 2017

How to remove ink from patent leather purse?

by Ashley
My pink patent leather designer handbag has a ball point ink mark I can't remove. It also has an ink transfer on it.
  10 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 19, 2017

    I have had luck removing ink with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser.

  • Meg22325768 Meg22325768 on Apr 19, 2017

    Try spray on "Tech" from Ace hardware store. Spray, scrub lightly with old toothbrush, blot, let dry. It could take many applications but Tech takes out blood, grease and all manner of stuff.

  • Suzette Holt Suzette Holt on Apr 19, 2017

    Ink can be removed with rubbing alcohol . Use a cotton ball and place on the ink for a couple minutes and than rub off. May need to do more than once depending on amount Of ink.

  • Michelle Lyons Michelle Lyons on Apr 19, 2017

    I read that toothpaste left on over night works on ink as well.

    • Ashley Ashley on Apr 21, 2017

      thank you tried that didn't work called Dooney Burke they don't know!

  • Kelly Condie Thompson Kelly Condie Thompson on Apr 19, 2017

    Try some WD-40 on it. My husband got some permanent marker off with it the other day. I was sure he was going to have to use acetone - and that would have ruined what he was working on.

  • Michelle Lyons Michelle Lyons on Apr 21, 2017

    Oh darn it :(

  • Kelly Condie Thompson Kelly Condie Thompson on Apr 21, 2017

    Oh, how I hope it works. Because the purse is patent leather, it should be slippery enough that it will come right off. Let me know how it works, OK? Good Luck!

  • Yofrendonna Yofrendonna on Apr 22, 2017

    My first grader found a pen and it leaked all over a coat. I got every bit of it out with hairspray then washed it. Rubbing Alcohol used to work to remove ink from counters in pharmacy I worked at

  • Bbunny42 Bbunny42 on Apr 22, 2017

    The type of ink makes a difference. There is ball point ink and then the gel type in roller ball type pens. They have different removal methods. Do a "Search" on Pinterest for all the methods. I have had good luck with the hairspray on regular ball point inks.

  • Cyrus Juliet Cyrus Juliet on Nov 19, 2023

    Acetone is a strong solvent that quickly dissolves ink stains. To find out if it discolors your faux leather, it's crucial to test it first in a discrete area.

    This technique could be used on jackets, purses, and other faux leather items. It can remove ballpoint pen ink from fabric and other surfaces in addition to faux leather.