How to Remove Ink From a Leather Car Seat

Leather interior on your car adds a luxurious appeal to the vehicle, but when there is an ink spot on the seat, it diminishes the appearance. Whether your toddler used the backseat as an art easel or a pen exploded in your back pocket, the ink doesn't have to become a permanent part of the seat. Remove the ink the right way to effectively get it off without compromising the integrity of the leather.

Treat ink stains on leather car seats at first sight before the ink soaks in.

Step 1

Dampen a soft cloth with warm water. Gently wipe over the ink spot, removing as much as you can. Avoid wiping too hard or you risk harming the leather.

Step 2

Moisten a clean, soft cloth with rubbing alcohol. Blot the alcohol onto the ink. Let it sit for 30 minutes to effectively dissolve the ink.

Step 3

Blot up the ink stain with a clean, soft cloth. Apply more alcohol and continue blotting until the ink is gone.

Step 4

Mix together 1 qt. of warm water with ¼ cup distilled white vinegar. Dip a clean, soft cloth into the vinegar mixture and wring it out well. Use the rag and vinegar solution to thoroughly rinse the affected area of the leather.

Step 5

Wipe the leather with a dry, soft cloth to remove excess moisture.

Kimbry Parker

Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.