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Tampa Upholstery Cleaning Company Shares Tips for Removing Ink from Leather Couch

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

I recently spoke to one of my Brandon carpet cleaning clients who is the proud parent of a high-energy youngster. She called me in a panic because he had accidentally stained her leather couch with ink from a ballpoint pen.

leather couch

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She wanted to try to remove the stain before having me come out.

If you ever need to remove ink from a leather sofa, time is of the essence. A stain is easier to remove right after it happens because leather is porous.

One of the best ways to remove ink spots from a leather couch is to use undiluted rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab. Before you apply any cleaning product to a leather couch, try it on a part of the couch that is not visible to make sure that it will not discolor the leather.

When you’re ready to start removing the stain, the steps are simple:

•    Moisten the swab with alcohol and lightly rub it over the ink stain to transfer the ink to the swab.

•    Repeat until the ink stain is gone.

•    Wipe the area with a damp cloth to rinse away any remaining alcohol.

•    The alcohol will dry the leather, so you may want to use the leather conditioner recommended by the couch’s maker to restore the leather.

If the ink stain does not come out, call a professional upholstery cleaning company.

National Cleaning Specialists cleans carpets, tile, wood floors, and upholstery throughout Tampa Bay. With more than 20 years experience, our technicians have the spot removal know how to make your leather couch look like new.

Get a free upholstery cleaning quote and save 10% by booking your cleaning appointment online or call National Floor Care Specialist at 813.434.1331. Call now!