Removing permanent black marker from white leather

United States
October 7, 2006 1:44am CST
I need to know what will take permanent black marker out of white leather which is a seat on a boat? I would really appreciate any ideas. Just to tell you, we tried almost everything,but know as I think about it, we did not think of bleach. But maybe that would have ruined the leather, I really not sure. Got any ideas?
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@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
18 Oct 06
Have you tried eucalpytus as amongst the things it is used for, it is good for removing things from leather. In fact in the military (Royal Australian Navy) when they were white shoes on parade and get grass stains on them, they use it to remove the stains. Good luck. :)
@paidreader (5151)
• United States
11 Mar 07
After 6 months, I don't know if you still need the information, but I use WD40 to remove permanent marker from countertops. The smell isn't the greatest though. I suggest spraying it onto a cleaning rag and just dabbing at the stain to see if it starts removing it before you do the whole stain. Best of Luck
@Bunny2 (2102)
• Australia
11 Mar 07
You can use hairspray (spray and wipe off) for ink on leather bags. It might work for permanent markers. I use metholated spirits (don't know what you call it in the USA??) to remove the permanent markers from most surfaces. Otehrwise Ossie's idea of using eucalyptus oil might just work. That oil is great for everything. Smells nice too.
@borg_queen (2535)
• Philippines
18 Oct 06
I wasn't really aware that there are white leathers. HOw do they make it?
@pontgtp (970)
• United States
17 Oct 06
Good luck, with that and welcome to Mylot
@loved1 (5338)
• United States
17 Oct 06
Have you tried one of those Mr. Clean Magic Erasers? Those things are great! I am not sure if it will remove marker from leather but it is worth a try. Good Luck!