Removing ink stains from clothing or other items is never easy. When you need to remove ink from leather—we can help.
Ballpoint pen and leather surfaces, or personal leather goods, just seem to go together—and the result can be an ink stain.
All Leather Maintenance, a division of Perrone Aerospace, specializes in products to deep clean, condition, and preserve fine leather goods. Because we know leather—and ballpoint pens—we offer you expert advice and products to help you remove ink, and other stains from leather.
How should you remove ink from leather?
While there are many home and proprietary remedies suggested to remove ink from leather, it is important to understand a few things about your leather before you try to remove ink, or other serious stains.
Leather is animal hide that is treated in several ways to give it durability, beauty, and texture. From books, to bags, to aviation, leather is a popular and effective material and surface treatment for an endless number of goods.
To maintain leather, or to remove a stain, like ink, it is important to know what type of leather you are working with. Different processes, treatments, and materials are used to create leather for different types of products.
Is your leather finished or unfinished?
To find the right remedy to remove ink from leather, determine whether your leather is finished or unfinished:
Determine whether your leather is finished or unfinished by applying a drop of water to the leather. If it beads up—your leather is probably finished. If the water is absorbed, it is probably not finished.
Use All Leather Maintenance Ink Remover to wipe away ballpoint pen
For finished leather, our proprietary Ink Remover lifts or improves ink, lipstick and other stains on your leather without harming the topcoat of your upholstery, purse, or personal leather item. Perrone’s Refining Billet is a must-use product for dry ink and other stains. Using these products is easy:
When you need to remove ink from leather, we have over one hundred years of experience to help you achieve the outcome you want. Choose high quality All Leather Maintenance products to help you protect, preserve, and enjoy your leather products.
Protecting leather from a sticky situation
Popular with all ages, gum occasionally ends up on leather furnishings. If you end up with a sticky problem, All Leather Maintenance can help you remove gum from leather.
According to gum manufacturer, Wrigley, chewing gum is made with a synthetic rubber, or gum base, to keep it chewy. Along with bulking agents, the synthetic base gives gum its body, and its relative inability to dissolve in water. Because it does not dissolve well, it resists removal with water alone.
Just as with ink removal, there is a lot of advice available on removing gum from leather upholstery, leather apparel and personal items. Popular suggestions like scraping gum off, using ice cubes, scrubbing leather, and saturating the area with soap are likely to damage, stain, and harm the topcoat of fine, finished leather.
Use the right product to remove gum from leather
To remove gum from leather seats or other leather surface application, All Leather Maintenance offers a line of high quality products designed for the job:
Our Deep Cleaner is great for all-over cleaning and protecting leather, rubber, vinyl, and other synthetic surfaces or items.
When you need to remove gum from leather—let All Leather Maintenance do the work.
The importance of protecting leather
Leather is a popular, durable material that retains its value with the right maintenance. Preserve your investment by protecting leather from wear, soil, and sun.
If you own fine leather furniture, drive in a car with leather seats or enjoy personal leather items, you understand that leather generally reflects the care it is given. A well-maintained leather jacket lasts for decades, far beyond the next fashion season.
When you buy a good leather bag, or install leather in your boat or airplane cabin, you know you are buying quality. Most vendors recommend that you clean and condition your leather goods, whatever their use. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about leather maintenance:
Protecting leather is easy with products formulated to keep your leather looking and feeling like new. If you have questions about conditioning or protecting leather, contact us at All Leather Maintenance.
Easy leather cleaning and maintenance
Cleaning leather is the first step to keeping your leather beautiful and preserving its value.
All Leather Maintenance, a division of Perrone Aerospace, offers a line of high quality cleaning and leather maintenance products specifically formulated for easy leather cleaning.
With more than one hundred years working with leather, the experts at Perrone Aerospace design, manufacture, clean, and preserve high performance leathers and textiles for commercial and consumer clients around the world.
Whether you are cleaning boat or aviation leather—or your fine leather furniture at home—All Leather Maintenance products give you the coverage and convenience you need to preserve your investment.
Why is leather cleaning so important?
Made from the hides of animals, leather is treated with chemical and other processes to produce the luxury item you own. Keeping leather clean is an important way to preserve leather and help retain its value.
Leather is deceptively durable. It looks like it last forever—but you will only enjoy the full lifespan of your leather if your maintenance practices suit the finish and use of your leather. Leather accumulates dust and residue just like other fabrics. Cleaning and conditioning ensure leather remains flexible, soft, and resistant to stains, soiling, and fading.
Easy leather cleaning with All Leather Maintenance products
Keeping your leather upholstery, apparel, or personal leather products clean is important—and so is your time. We offer a one-step, ready-to-use Leather Cleaner with Conditioner to protect and preserve your leather. Here is how you use it:
Preserve and protect the beauty of your leather goods. With All Leather Maintenance products, taking care of leather could not be easier.
Products for deep cleaning leather
When you have significant soiling or a serious stain on your leather, All Leather Maintenance has a highly effective product for deep cleaning leather.
There are remedies and recipes for cleaning ink and gum off leather seats, boat, or other leathers in your home and car. But what about nail polish, coffee, or the buildup sheen of body oils that robs leather of its lustrous finish?
Perrone Aerospace designs, manufactures, clean, repairs and renews performance leathers and textures used for commercial and private aviation. For our aviation, corporate, and consumer clients we use and recommend our Deep Cleaner for Leather when dealing with heavy-duty soiling on leather, vinyl, rubber and synthetic surfaces. How does it work?
Our Deep Cleaner is designed for challenging stains like soda, ketchup, mustard, body oils, gum—and yes—nail polish. The deep cleaning leather formula lifts soils and stains from finished leather, including removing the worn gloss that leather acquires with age.
Without harming the topcoat system of your finished leather, All Leather Maintenance Deep Cleaner leaves your leather looking and feeling like new. The cleaning process is easy:
When looking at a serious stain on your leather, look to All Leather Maintenance to offer an easy, workable solution to renew your leather.
Understanding the best way to clean leather
All Leather Maintenance, a division of Perrone Aerospace, carries on a fourth-generation tradition of excellence in the design, manufacture, cleaning, repair, and refurbishing of performance leathers and textiles. When you want to understand the best way to clean leather—we have the knowledge, products, and tools to help.
Serving clients around the world, we use leading technology to refurbish aviation dress covers and create specialized cleaning products and tools to ensure your leather couch at home looks impeccable.
As with any craft, the right tools of the trade are essential. The tools we offer you to clean your leather surfaces, apparel, and personal goods are as specialized as the equipment we use in our certified FAA Part 145, EASA-approved repair station. Leather is our business, and we want to help you preserve and protect your investment in this beautiful, durable material.
The best way to clean leather, is the right way. Here are some tips on tools we offer to help you understand why the right tool can help you achieve the outcome you want:
Made with horsehair bristles, our large cleaning brush and smaller detail brush are well-crafted tools you can use to clean leather and fine upholstery fabrics. The large brush is useful for cleaning broad swaths of leather, and the smaller brush is for seams and hard to reach areas. Why horsehair?
Horsehair bristles are soft enough not to scratch leather, but firm enough to remove soiling and debris from the pores in the surface of leather. With the ability to work up a lather, brush away debris, and buff, genuine horsehair bristle brushes are essential for cleaning and preserving fine leather.
When you want to choose the best way to clean and preserve your leather, All Leather Maintenance has the products—and tools—you need to do the job. Question? Contact us today.
Know when to contact a leather professional
Understanding your options to repair damaged leather is important when you have an investment in seats, upholstery, aviation dress covers, or valuable personal items.
While a good leather maintenance system goes a long way to keeping leather lustrous and pliable, accidents happen. Over time, leather is worn or soiled beyond what can be restored by a high quality cleaner or conditioner. Circumstances that require the use of a professional to repair damaged leather include:
Perrone Aerospace: Certified FAA Part 145, EASA-approved repair station
For high value leather products, Perrone Aerospace is a FAA certified and OEM authorized repair station equipped to restore and refresh damaged leather, synthetic leather and cloth parts. We design, manufacture, clean, repair, and refurbish soft goods for airlines, corporate, and VIP customers around the globe.
Perrone uses proprietary and innovative services and technology to quickly and cost-effectively repair damaged leather instead of replace dress covers and other high value items. Our capabilities include:
When you need a high quality leather or upholstery maintenance system, rely on our All Leather Maintenance product line. When you need expert, certified professional leather care and restoration, contact Perrone Aerospace to expertly repair damaged leather in record time.
Keep luxurious Alcantara looking new
Alcantara is a popular, high-end, lux-tech material with a nap and touch of suede. It is durable, stain, and scuff resistant.
Developed in the 1970’s, Alcantara has steadily grown in popularity. Its high quality and exclusive touch/flair places it in luxury cars like Mercedes, Tesla, BMW’s and some sports cars, along with high-end products with plush but durable coverings. According to Popular Mechanics, Alcantara passes the “Arizona test,” meaning it stands up to fading even in hot, sunny locations.
Like leather, regular cleaning of Alcantara is recommended, and All Leather Maintenance has specialized products and expert tips to help keep your Alcantara and other automotive surface applications looking like new.
Tips on cleaning Alcantara
Detailing Alcantara is easy with products from our leather and textile maintenance line. Take these steps to preserve and protect your investment in naturally stain-resistant Alcantara:
Cleaning Alcantara is easy with our proprietary cleaning system. Whether you have fine leather or Alcantara, use our product line to clean and maintain your investment.