Back to Home

Active Questions

How can I get pen marks off of a patent leather handbag?
Style & Beauty / 11:48 PM - Sunday May 17, 2009

How can I get pen marks off of a patent leather handbag?


- Asked by Female, 46-55

Read more about the Rating System


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.

- Response by wasaga, Female, 46-55, Toronto, Self-Employed

Rating Received:


Try some rubbing alcohol. It may not take it of completely, but it should take most of it off. Good luck.

- Response by jadealso1, Female, 56-65, Administrative

Rating Received: