We’ve all been there-that annoying moment when you realized you’ve forgotten a pen in your pocket and now need to know how to clean up an awful mess. Or, perhaps you have a small child in the household that has gone gung-ho with the writing utensil you thought you had hidden carefully away. Thankfully, this guide will help show you how to get ink off a leather sofa.
Start by blotting up as much of the ink as you can with dry paper towels. (Do not use wet paper towels, as this will cause the ink stain to spread further into the upholstery of the couch.)
Next, use a specially designed leather conditioner and a bit of water to try to work the stain out. Having a soft cloth or other type of towel on hand for this process will help you get the ink off the couch upholstery.
If you do not have access to leather cleaner and need to act immediately, there is an alternative method. Pour a bit of rubbing alcohol onto a cotton ball and dab at the stain vigorously. However, the harshness of the alcohol could eat away at the leather. Thus, it is important to use a hair dryer to dry up the liquid once you are finished cleaning up the ink stain.
Tried both of these methods to get ink off a leather sofa-but they didn’t work? Then it is time to call your local furniture company for help. If you purchased the couch from them, they will often charge you only a small fee for cleaning the spot. If you did not buy your furniture from them, the fee can sometimes be a bit higher. Either way, calling in the professionals is often the last resort of cleaning up an ink stain on leather upholstery.