Ugh… I took my brand new, butter yellow, soft leather tote bag to work and the first thing I did was smear a black pen across the top. I searched google on how to remove it but I’m skeptical to try any of them. Does anyone know of a natural remedy that REALLY works?


Posted by sizzlingcool, 6th December 2013


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  • Ugh if you find out lemme me know!!


  • My go would be W40 or Eucalyptus oil as well.


  • I would try and google an answer.


  • A good question as l noticed l have pen on my bag,will take note of the answers!


  • try wiping gently with eucalyptus oil. I have also heard that WD40 removes marks from pen on leather as well. Years ago I had cream leather lounge I used cream for use on hourses saddlesand remember did fantastic job


  • Deoderant.


  • I would try a cloth and eucalyptus spray


  • Was also going to use WD40 it works really well.


  • I used my bacterial wipes (nappy wipes should work too) and my bag looks nearly brand new – got out pen stains (pale pink bag) with no problem


  • I used baby wipes on my bag and it cleaned it really well


  • not sure. I too have lots of pen marks on my bag.. lol


  • there are some good comments here


  • Some good advice there below.


  • alcohol works on leather, and even gumtion


  • Oh no! Hope you found something to remove it!


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