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HELP!!! Sharpie permanent marker on leather sofa!!!!!!

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sorryimlateagain Fri 14-Mar-14 09:59:13

What an idiot!! Manically naming everything my daughter is taking to brownie camp and managed to put a Sharpie marker in my jeans back pocket WITHOUT THE BLOODY LID ON, sat down and now have a black mark right in the middle of my brown napped leather sofa!!!! Arrrggggghhhh!!!! Please help - can I ever get it off???

lebasi Fri 14-Mar-14 10:17:28

Try hairspray? Works with Biro.... Spray on, leave for 30 seconds, wipe off.

sorryimlateagain Fri 14-Mar-14 11:01:47

Really?! Not sure that would work though as it is a bit like nubuck leather and has soaked in. It's not a wipe off surface. Have a feeling I'm doomed!! Thank you for suggestion, I'll bear it in mind for other potential incidences though.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 14-Mar-14 15:31:38

Ime Sharpies are permanentsad

sorryimlateagain Fri 14-Mar-14 19:12:33

Yes - I guess the clue is in the name, Dame sad. I'm going to try a test patch on the back with some acetone nail varnish remover although I'm sure it's not going to be of much help.

LettertoHermioneGranger Fri 14-Mar-14 19:13:57

A regular rubber eraser sometimes helps take sharpie off some surfaces.

Next try rubbing alcohol, which dissolves inks.

LettertoHermioneGranger Fri 14-Mar-14 19:15:53

Ooh, vegetable oil helps inks on skin and surfaces as well and I don't think would damage leather.

Magix Fri 14-Mar-14 19:27:37

I've got many a stain out my carpet with washing up liquid ?

Namechangeforamo Sun 16-Mar-14 14:33:13

Your house insurance might cover you for this. Worth checking

UniS Mon 17-Mar-14 21:57:10

IPA alcohol gets sharpie off many things, best test on a not visible place on your sofa tho, as ist strong stuff.

happylittlebear Mon 17-Mar-14 22:16:24

I got black permanent marker out of my cream carpet last week with varnish remover to get the majority of it off, then hairspray for the last bits.

The alcohol is what works but the hairspray will also "cling" to it to draw the last bits out.

Nocomet Mon 17-Mar-14 22:17:04

Yes alcohol, will generally shift that type of pen. I have resorted to cheap vodka for small bits.

But surgical spirit is cheaper.

Trouble is it doesn't sound like nice fabric to get wet.

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