I have to say that faux leather is much more “cleaning” friendly than real leather. With faux leather; you are going to spend less time and fewer efforts in cleaning, whereas real leather stains and spots can be very difficult to get rid of.

One of the most recurring incidents is having ink stains on faux leather purses or clothes, at first it may seem like a very daunting and difficult problem, but the truth is that getting rid of the ink stains is very easy when it comes to faux leather.

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This is what you are going to learn in this post, how to efficiently and easily get rid of ink stains from faux leather objects, just follow these steps:

The first thing you must do when the ink stains occur is to not panic.


Most people would take a wet cloth and start immediately rubbing the stained area hoping that it would go away!

Sometimes, they may think that applying alcohol or nail polish remover is going to solve the problem, when in fact it is going to make things worse!

So, the first step is to always avoid doing more harm to your faux leather purse or object.

In other words, I want you to do nothing, stop from doing anything you have no idea what consequences it may bring to your faux leather object.

The second step is to use a dry cloth with vinegar.

This is one of the best ways to get rid of ink stains, it is very affordable and most people have got vinegar at home.

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So, take two tablespoons of warm water and mix it with one tablespoon white vinegar, then soak a double folded dry cloth and apply the vinegar solution to your stained area.

Use this as many times as required, vinegar is both very strong on the ink stains and will also clean dust and other dirt very easily.

However, using vinegar can be a little tricky because it has got its own smell, to get rid of this “nasty” smell, you should apply a little bit of perfume on the treated area.

This may look like a very simple technique, but it does really work and will give you amazing results very quickly.

If the stains are too concentrated for the vinegar to get rid of, then you need to use the big guns, you need to use alcohol .


Here is a very safe way to use alcohol for cleaning ink stains on your faux leather purse:

Don’t use alcoholic beverages, they are going to stain your purse more, instead use pure alcohol and mix it with two tablespoons of warm water, so one tablespoon of pure alcohol and two tablespoons of warm water.

Then use the same process as with the vinegar.

This should be more than enough to get rid of most ink stains in your faux leather item.

However, do not use a lot of alcohol, it may look like an easy solution, it’s not, it can damage your faux leather items if you use too much, so, stick the amount I have shared with you in this post, it’s more than enough and if you want to use more, try it first on a small and hidden part of your faux leather item, then wait some few minutes until everything dries, to see whether the alcohol affects your fabric or not, then proceed.

Please, if you have a question or a comment about removing ink stains from faux leather, do not hesitate to post it in the comment section bellow.

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This is how you get rid of ink stains from your faux leather objects, if you know other ways, please share them in a comment below.