Username Post: Sharpie Emergency!        (Topic#1476513)
ScrapperSara22
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Oh No! While surfing the boards and gallery here, my two year old got a hold of a hot pink sharpie and took it to my leather chairs! ARGH! Is there ANY hope for recovery? Today's my Anniversary and I don't think a good present for my husband would be newly decorated couches!



 
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  • Ami G on 08-22-08 08:53 AM
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Alcohol or hairspray will work. Try a little on a dry towel and rub a small spot and let it dry to make sure it won't discolor your chair. If it ends up discoloring, some leather protector cream should bring back the shine/color. Try a small spot first to test it!


 
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  • j3Mel on 08-22-08 08:53 AM
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magic eraser??


 
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Just the other day there was a thread someone posted about something that would get out sharpie from leather couches! I can't remember what it was though...


 
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Yeah alcohol, like nail polish remover will get it off


 
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Here's that thread!

http://www.scrapbook.com/forums/showtopic.php?tid/14755...


 
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Thank You Thank you Thank You Thank you Thank You Thank youThank You Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hairspray was a no-go, rubbing alcohol worked a little bit, but I'm off to try the toothpaste right now! The couches are a deep burgundy so thankfully it doesn't stand out TOO much.

Thanks again to everyone!


 
Just G
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In response to ScrapperSara22

liquid pump hairspray!!! But you have to act NOW


 
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In response to Just G

Just read the hair spray didn't work....you can try a mild paint remover but that may damage the couch


 
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I only have aerosal spray and the toothpaste didn't work at all. I'll have to attack it during nap time when my kids aren't all over me and the couches!


 
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In response to ScrapperSara22

hand santizer will work I hear.


 
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In response to ScrapperSara22

READ THIS BEFORE YOU DO MORE DAMAGE. Hope this'll help.
http://interiordec.about.com/od/cleaningleathe1/Le ather...


Edited by scrap4brains on 08-22-08 09:40 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Here's a better one - http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_I_clean_Shar pie_marks_...


 
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OK, thank the lord for testing an inconsipicuous spot first, because the rubbing alcohol now that it has dried has definitely made the leather lighter in color. Off to the store to try Axe Body spray and Off! bugspray and some other hairpspray. DH is home in about two hours!!!


 
Ami G
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  • Ami G on 08-22-08 10:06 AM
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Those couches are gonna smell GOOD when you get done!!

Seriously, good luck!! I hope something works!!


 
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Sounds like something that my kids would do and something that would happen to me. Good luck let us know what works.


Edited by mOm23girls on 08-22-08 10:17 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Oh No!! I'm so sorry! Hope you get it out and let us know what works! I may need to know some day!


 
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From Heloise (it's not advice for a sharpie but it might help):

How can I get an ink pen mark off a leather seat in my automobile?

Remember that leather is actually skin, and it can be processed in many different ways. You should always test a hidden spot with any cleaning agent or liquid that you plan on using. Take some patent leather shoe cleaner (you can find this in a shoe repair store, or you can also try using plain old rubbing alcohol), put it on a cotton swab and gently wipe at the ink mark. It should start lifting the color off. After you have removed as much as possible, wipe the area with a damp cloth, and then dry. You may need to use some leather conditioner or saddle soap on the seat to recondition the leather. And remember to keep pens and markers out of the car!


 
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In response to Judy_Scraps

I have read that the ink cleaner spray will work. You know, the one we clean our stamps with. I have been successful getting sharpie off my kitchen table my DS took care of. I worked!

Good luck & happy anniversary!


 
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In response to cottonballs

I have used Goo-Gone on nail polish (red mind you) on light carpet and it took all the polish right out with no hue of color left, and it works on many different stains!!


 
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MAGIC ERASER!!!! My 10yr old son (yes, 10) wrote with black sharpie all over his book shelves. The magic Eraser got it all off! They really are magic!


 
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try WD 40


 
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One thing I hope you guys all know about the magic eraser - please wear rubber gloves when using it - prolonged exposure with out gloves is a proven carcinogenic.


 
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Good luck. Let us know what ends up working so if we run into this fun problem we will have an answer. Thanks and Happy Anniversary.


 
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In response to itsmelah

I know when my children draw all over themselves with sharpies at swim meets, sunscreen takes it all right off.


 
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  • canadian_ newbie Said:
One thing I hope you guys all know about the magic eraser - please wear rubber gloves when using it - prolonged exposure with out gloves is a proven carcinogenic.



OMG, I did not know that! Thanks for the info.


 
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  • canadian_ newbie Said:
One thing I hope you guys all know about the magic eraser - please wear rubber gloves when using it - prolonged exposure with out gloves is a proven carcinogenic.



http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/eraser .asp





 
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In response to scraprabbit

I read snope and I never thought it was formaldehyde, but I heard it from my doctor about using with gloves, so I only use mine with rubber gloves.


Edited by canadian_ newbie on 08-23-08 10:11 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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Oh, ok. Just wanted to make sure...because I know the ferm. rumor was going around.


 
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In response to chuewanita

I am glad to have read this thread. I am making a mental note of all the wonderful ideas, I am sure to have to use them eventually!


 
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