Remove Ink from Leather Furniture (P)
Removing ink from leather is not always a simple cleaning problem
Most ink removal products will not work simply because of the length of time the ink has been on the leather
Ink is a dye and it has re-coloured the leather (this is what it is meant to do)
The longer the ink has been on the leather the harder it will be to remove because it soaks into the finish
Once the ink has soaked into the finish you may need to use very strong products to remove it, which will also remove the colour and finish - this would then need replacing
LTT Ink Remover is ONLY to be used on Pigment Coated (Pigmented) Leather and must NOT be used on leathers that absorb moisture or two tone leathers
If your leather absorbs moisture it is very unlikely that the ink can be removed, however because aniline style leathers are absorbent the ink will carry on moving through the leather and may become less obvious over time Cleaning and protecting on a regular basis will also help to dissipate the ink
Results will depend on the type of ink, the type of finish on the leather and how long the ink has been there
Test LTT Ink Remover carefully in an unobtrusive area to ensure that it does not soak in and/or cause a stain on our leather
If whilst carrying out the ink removal process the leather starts to change in any way, STOP and seek further advice.
Please read all ‘notes’ before proceeding.
After careful testing of the product and concluding that it is safe on your leather, apply some LTT Ink Remover using the cotton bud supplied and gently massage into the area for 20-30 seconds* then gently remove the residue with a paper towel or tissue
Check the results and repeat as necessary
If after 3 attempts the ink line has not reduced sufficiently, clean the area with LTT Leather Shampoo and seek further advice
If the ink is reduced to your satisfaction clean the area with LTT Leather Shampoo and then apply LTT Ultra Leather Protect
*If the Ink Remover dissolves the ink very quickly and spreads it out over a wider area clean off the residues immediately as they may stain the leather
Once you have removed the residues you can proceed with the ink removal as previously.
For further information about ink removal from leather please see our article
Removing Ink from Leather