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How To Remove Ink From Handbag

Started 1287783625.61 in Dooney & Bourke | Last reply 1287846837.747 by pretty pitty

Just wondering if anyone out there has an easy tip for removing ink from a handbag. I noticed a tiny line of ink on my leather Coach bag but I was afraid to try to remove it and ruin the leather. Maybe someone has a good idea.

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misspammie1287784345.3712459 PostsRegistered 3/14/2010now in Virginia

I know for on clothing, you're to spray it with hairspray and then dab it off. Maybe that would help?? You didn't mention the material.

"jus' sanwiches and milk"

misspammie1287784385.8212459 PostsRegistered 3/14/2010now in Virginia
On 10/22/2010 misspammie said:

I know for on clothing, you're to spray it with hairspray and then dab it off. Maybe that would help?? You didn't mention the material.

woops, I'd guess it's leather. duhhh

"jus' sanwiches and milk"

cocomom1287788468.0871018 PostsRegistered 8/4/2010

PP, ok, I have small ink spots on the inside of my beloved Bone colored Brighton crossbody bag with pink lining, from when you put a checkbook away and the pen is still open you know what I mean, ,so I decided to try the hairspray thing which works really well on cloth, but I found out not so well on leather did not remove the ink and took some of the finish off the pink leather so my husband tried alcohol oops! really removed the finish not the ink so after these two experiments I would say call a trained professional!Good Luck!

Sunniegirl1287789270.3171060 PostsRegistered 8/21/2008So. Calfornia

If you are trying to remove the ink, I have used the new "Tide" togo stick. It looks like a magic marker. It has removed wine from my DH off white shorts..... you just dab it on the spot. I would empty your purse and maybe lay the lining away from the leather and just dab it on. It might be worth a try. I keep the small size in my purse in case any accidents. good luck...

Islandgirl­70321287789318.4112846 PostsRegistered 6/7/2007Savannah, GA
On 10/22/2010 cocomom said:

PP, ok, I have small ink spots on the inside of my beloved Bone colored Brighton crossbody bag with pink lining, from when you put a checkbook away and the pen is still open you know what I mean, ,so I decided to try the hairspray thing which works really well on cloth, but I found out not so well on leather did not remove the ink and took some of the finish off the pink leather so my husband tried alcohol oops! really removed the finish not the ink so after these two experiments I would say call a trained professional!Good Luck!

I agree with cocomom, I would call Coach rather than take a chance on ruining your bag!

Ink can be tricky, especially on leather.




pretty pit­ty1287790594.957598 PostsRegistered 8/18/2010PA

Thanks everyone! I will check with Coach.

ibb381287791296.94312376 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Please let us know what they say- I have ink on a leather wallet myself.

StylishLady1287791716.34016 PostsRegistered 11/25/2009Florida

I have a mark on a white leather bag. If there is some way to remove it that I have not tried, I'd like to hear about it.

alarmclock1287791883.8131937 PostsRegistered 6/20/2006

With leather, I would try saddle soap. If you are scared, go to a good shoe maker and have them do it. If it's fake or patent leather CHEAP hairspray is a miracle.

He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help. ~ Abraham Lincoln

HopeReigns1287791916.9573517 PostsRegistered 5/4/2007

I had an off-white leather jacket with several ink lines from a pen I put in the pocket and was still open. I used hair spray on it and it took care of the ink.

Good luck.

Hope, >^.^<

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Boomerjo1287792095.011445 PostsRegistered 11/29/2004Indiana

I used a Mr Clean white sponge and used just a tiny bit of cold water and used that on new white leather shoes and the ink came right off. I have also used it on a light color leather handbag and it worked as well. You should probably call the company but it worked for me. Hope you get it out. {#emotions_dlg.wub}

shopgirl121287792445.963169 PostsRegistered 1/7/2009South

I'd definitely check with Coach first, but I heard Helen Barr, from Barr & Barr, say to remove an ink stain on a leather handbag, to pour some milk on a cotton cloth and rub it on the stain; it would immediately be removed. I've never tried it, but thought it was interesting. Smile

IloveDisney1287792736.04453 PostsRegistered 9/12/2010Northern Virginia
On 10/22/2010 shopgirl12 said:

I'd definitely check with Coach first, but I heard Helen Barr, from Barr & Barr, say to remove an ink stain on a leather handbag, to pour some milk on a cotton cloth and rub it on the stain; it would immediately be removed. I've never tried it, but thought it was interesting. Smile

That sounds so strange. but I guess worth a try if needed. It would seem innocent enough..

Janelegant1287793224.92892 PostsRegistered 9/2/2007Twinsburg, OH

I have a Coach wallet that had an ink stain inside of it. I tried everything on it and nothing worked. Most of the remedies made it worse. I just wanted to let you my experience so you don't make yours worse.

shopgirl121287793611.313169 PostsRegistered 1/7/2009South
On 10/22/2010 IloveDisney said:
On 10/22/2010 shopgirl12 said:

I'd definitely check with Coach first, but I heard Helen Barr, from Barr & Barr, say to remove an ink stain on a leather handbag, to pour some milk on a cotton cloth and rub it on the stain; it would immediately be removed. I've never tried it, but thought it was interesting. Smile

That sounds so strange. but I guess worth a try if needed. It would seem innocent enough..

I thought it was strange too, but she said it takes the stain out. If I try it, I'd try it maybe on the inside of the handbag first.

pretty pit­ty1287794264.873598 PostsRegistered 8/18/2010PA
On 10/22/2010 shopgirl12 said:

I'd definitely check with Coach first, but I heard Helen Barr, from Barr & Barr, say to remove an ink stain on a leather handbag, to pour some milk on a cotton cloth and rub it on the stain; it would immediately be removed. I've never tried it, but thought it was interesting. Smile

Oh my gosh it worked!!! When I first read this I thought milk will never work. I tried it and figured it wasn't anything chemical it shouldn't hurt the leather. I dipped a small soft cloth into a small amount of milk and gently rubbed over the ink line. It left a wet spot and I thought I really damagedit with a wet spot but it dried within a few minutes and I kept looking for the ink and it was gone. I can't belive it worked. Thanks shopgir12 you saved my bag from an ugly ink line right on the front of the bag.

shopgirl121287794512.727169 PostsRegistered 1/7/2009South
On 10/22/2010 pretty pitty said:
On 10/22/2010 shopgirl12 said:

I'd definitely check with Coach first, but I heard Helen Barr, from Barr & Barr, say to remove an ink stain on a leather handbag, to pour some milk on a cotton cloth and rub it on the stain; it would immediately be removed. I've never tried it, but thought it was interesting. Smile

Oh my gosh it worked!!! When I first read this I thought milk will never work. I tried it and figured it wasn't anything chemical it shouldn't hurt the leather. I dipped a small soft cloth into a small amount of milk and gently rubbed over the ink line. It left a wet spot and I thought I really damagedit with a wet spot but it dried within a few minutes and I kept looking for the ink and it was gone. I can't belive it worked. Thanks shopgir12 you saved my bag from an ugly ink line right on the front of the bag.

Glad it worked, Pretty Pitty. I didn't think a designer would say that on a shopping network to all the viewers if it didn't work. Thanks for testing it, now we all know. {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

Have a nice weekend.

pretty pit­ty1287794762.37598 PostsRegistered 8/18/2010PA

Thanks ShopGirl12 once again. I keep checking and I still can't believe milk worked. Have a good weekend also.

misspammie1287839553.76312459 PostsRegistered 3/14/2010now in Virginia

I wrote this down (I forget everything) it's a good "helpful hint",,,,,but on the lighter side did you use skim or whole?!?!?!?!? (just kidding)

"jus' sanwiches and milk"

shopgirl121287844762.47169 PostsRegistered 1/7/2009South
On 10/23/2010 misspammie said:

I wrote this down (I forget everything) it's a good "helpful hint",,,,,but on the lighter side did you use skim or whole?!?!?!?!? (just kidding)

That's funny, because that is exactly what the Host asked the Designer and she said it made no difference, you could use whole, low-fat, or skim. {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

pretty pit­ty1287846837.747598 PostsRegistered 8/18/2010PA
On 10/23/2010 misspammie said:

I wrote this down (I forget everything) it's a good "helpful hint",,,,,but on the lighter side did you use skim or whole?!?!?!?!? (just kidding)

I used skim and it worked beautifully. HaHA HA!!!

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