Removing pen marks from the leather bag – Quick Fix from Experts

Removing pen marks from the leather bag – Quick Fix from Experts

Own a leather bag, well they are a great companion that is bound to last for decades. But everyday usage leaves your leather bag susceptible to stains, especially those from the ink of the pen, which can be frustrating to witness and hard to remove. Worry not, we at De Leather Craft are there to care for your premium leather bag; from removing ink stains to cleaning and repairs we are your one-stop solution for all your leather bag needs. We are equipped with the latest tools and technology in leather care to ensure your premium goods get the perfect treatment they deserve.

Here are some tips from leather experts that can help you get rid of those ink stains that destroy the overall appearance of your favourite leather bag, purse, or handbag. Be aware that each type of leather reacts differently to different types of chemicals, it is recommended to consult an expert before exposing your leather bag to these chemicals.

How to remove ink from leather bag?

  • Identifying the area – You must first identify the area of action, is it a small spot or a large area which would need more time and effort to clean up. Once done place your bag in a comfortable position to work on.
  • Cleaning with a Damp Cloth – This can help fade the ink stain if the stain is recent and the ink has not dried yet. Gently rub a damp cloth on the area, making sure you are careful not to spread the ink further on your bag. It removes dust, and dirt from the affected area, preparing it for the ink removal process.
  • Choosing the right agent – There are multiple agents recommended by experts to clean ink stains from your favorite leather bag. Each of the below-mentioned works differently with different types of leather, here are a few cleaning agents that perform well on ink stains.
  • Leather Cleaner – For your everyday cleaner, use a clean cloth soaked in the cleaner and rub it over the affected area. If the ink fades continue the process, or you can check with other agents as recommended below.
  • Rubbing Alcohol – Dip a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol, and gently rub it on the affected area in a circular motion. Be careful not to spread the ink further. It works well on genuine and suede leather bags.
  • Saddle Soap – Apply the soap on the affected area using a damp cloth, and gently rub it until the soap and the ink stain and soap disappear, and wipe it off.

It is recommended to use the above-recommended cleaning agents on the bottom of the bag to check for their effects on your leather bag. If there is any visible sign of fading or damage you must stop immediately and visit a leather cleaning expert.

  • Cleaning – Once done with the cleaning process, use a cloth to wipe off the area. Make sure there is no water left, as water can be threatening for leather.
  • Drying – Let the bag dry in a well-ventilated space, away from direct sunlight.
  • Condition – Cleaning agents not only clean the leather but also remove the essential oils from the leather, which can leave it dry. Once the process of removing ink stains is completed it is recommended to condition your leather bag.

These were some basic steps to get rid of ink stains at home, but some types of stains need more than just that. Please note these cleaning agents might not work as expected for some leather type and you must see professionals care for the same. At De Leather Craft, our leather craftsmen have more than four decades of experience in serving premium leather products and are well-versed in the specific cleaning needs of each type of leather. We are committed to excellence, ensuring you get a new-looking bag with no visible sign of stain on your bag. You can choose our offer home pick up and drop off service to get your bag cleaned from anywhere in India.