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Remove Biro mark from Cream Leather HELP!
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Old 27-12-2004, 1:08 AM
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Default Remove Biro mark from Cream Leather HELP!

Anyone got a good tip for this, without damage to leather?
Bit of a Boxing Day + kids incident! :-[
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Old 27-12-2004, 1:18 PM
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Default Re: Remove Biro mark from Cream Leather HELP!

have ya tried baby wipes, i can tend to get most stuff off with those, otherwise the avon skin so soft, bath oil works a treat to remove marks off leather, and has loads of other uses too, so shouldnt be wasted if ya can get hold of some, the woodland fresh is about the best one.

ive a book knockin about on stain removal, i'll just have a look and see if i can find anything else to help. ;D
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Old 27-12-2004, 1:22 PM
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Default Re: Remove Biro mark from Cream Leather HELP!

apparently ya can also use hairspray to remove biro

HTH ;D
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Old 27-12-2004, 2:30 PM
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Default Re: Remove Biro mark from Cream Leather HELP!

Try a bit of nail varnish remover on cotton wool and then rinse off quickly.
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Old 28-12-2004, 5:55 PM
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Was gonna say the same about nail varnish remover......also try white spirit.
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Old 28-12-2004, 8:59 PM
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Default Re: Remove Biro mark from Cream Leather HELP!

hi have you tried saddle soap removes most unwanted accidents from leather also helps keep it in good condition
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Old 29-12-2004, 5:25 PM
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Default Re: Remove Biro mark from Cream Leather HELP!

please can you tell me where i can get Saddle Soap from

Would like to try it on my Cream Leather setttee

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Old 29-12-2004, 10:46 PM
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Default Re: Remove Biro mark from Cream Leather HELP!

Definately hairspray - I had the same problem a couple of months ago and hairspray (has to be alcohol based) took it off with ease.
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Old 01-01-2005, 5:04 PM
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please can you tell me where i can get Saddle Soap from

Would like to try it on my Cream Leather setttee
get it in bike shops,it comes in a little flat tin. I use it on my leather saddle and thats where i buy it.Else horse riding shops will have it. Millets might even do it for treating leather boots if you dont have either of the other two shops anywhere nearby
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Old 01-01-2005, 7:38 PM
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If you cant get any saddle soap another thing to use as we have also got a cream leather suite is Dreft Hand Washing powder.Mix some up in warm water and put it on with a sponge and you wouldn't believe the differance it makes.
But to answer the original question of the ink--Aftershave will do the trick--Little bit on a cotton bud..........
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Old 03-01-2005, 12:37 AM
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Personally I wouldn't rub it with anything just yet

Use the same pen to make a mark around the back of the sofa, THEN.....try out some of these remedies ;D

I'd use white spirit. ;D
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Old 09-02-2005, 1:21 AM
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Do it out of sight as suggested, eye make-up remover might work..it does on some leathers. ask the manufacturer what surface is on it you don't want to use something that will damage it and make it more prone to soiling.
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Unhappy Biro on cream leather chair (Aaaarrrghh!)

Can anyone help please?
Just noticed some pen marks on our cream leather armchair and I can't get it off
It doesn't happen very often but when it does I spot it pretty quickly and it comes off with a wet wipe and a bit of elbow grease!
However I didn't notice this one until the following day and now it's a permanent fixture.
Are any of the OS cleaning methods useful in this case too?

Also once I've got this sorted I need to find some way of helping to keep it clean. We had some cleaner with the settee/chair when we first got them which worked fine but I've not been able to find anything similar since. Can anyone suggest a gentle OS way to clean it?
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Old 16-11-2006, 1:33 AM
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I remember when my son was about 2, he lovingly drew all over my leather settee with a blue biro. I didn't notice either until the next day. Luckily I had some ink remover which I got when I bought it. Can't remember what was in it but it did work.

Other people also recommend hairspray altho I must admit I've never used it.
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Old 16-11-2006, 1:36 AM
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Hair spray or nail varnish remover will do the trick
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Dont use nail varnish remover on leather suite - I know someone that did and it affected the colour on that patch of the very expensive suite.
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Old 16-11-2006, 2:09 AM
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Its always been fine for me, best mates daughter attacked hers with permanent marker The remover got it straight off.

One thing you should never use is baby wipes, someone I know that works for a leather sofa company said these can really make you lose colour.
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Old 16-11-2006, 4:21 AM
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Hairspray works a treat for getting rid of ink,i have a cream leather sofa and my darling son decided to try his art talents all over the 3 seater.

The ink wouldn't shift and i was gutted,the next day someone suggested hairspray and it worked.

For cleaning my sofas i use meguiars leather cleaner and conditioner,it is actually an automotive product.
I got a bottle of it in a valeting kit i got as a gift but my car doesn't have leather interior,tried it out on my sofas and it's the best leather cleaner i have used,and because it has a conditioner in it the leather remains supple.

My suite is almost 4 years old and this stuff brings it up like new every time,costs around 7 a bottle and can be bought from places like halfords and autosave.
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Old 16-11-2006, 7:53 AM
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Try stardrops.

I have leather sofas and last week had noticed that my new jeans had left dye marks on it.

Zapped it with the stardrops and also a biro mark that I had tried everything on and ta-da - the stains were all gone
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Old 16-11-2006, 8:12 AM
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My friend's little girl drew on their cream leather sofa with biro, she told me she got it off with a drop of Cif.

My boy, got biro on our dark red sofa when we'd only had it for 2 weeks - I cried lol. Luckily it was only a titchy tiny spot, and I never could get it off! Can't see it though due to colour of sofa.

As for the cleaning of your leather sofa, my mum always used a weak solution of washing up liquid on hers, it lasted for 20 odd years before succumbing to the tip! Me I use baby wipes - oops, won't be doing that again in a hurry! Also I think Betterware, or is it kleeneeze, they sell leather cleaning wipes.
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