COLOURLOCK Ballpoint Pen & Biro Remover - removes ballpoint pen marks and similar discolouration from pigmented top-grain leather.
The fresher a ballpoint pen mark is, the easier it is to remove. When the ballpoint pen mark is older than three days, it is rarely possible to just clean and remove the mark. In most cases, this will have to be coloured.
- Always test first on a hidden area. Ideally, draw a line on this hidden area and clean vigorously, to give you an idea how effective it would be on the visible area. If it’s easy to clean, there should be no cause for concern.
- Some pens lose a lot of ink. To avoid spreading the ink, absorb the excess using masking tape.
- Next apply the Colourlock Ballpoint Pen Remover. Press and hold the tip until it gets wet.
- Remove the ink stains with light circular movements, across a small radius and with little pressure. The liquid softens the area and dissolves the ink.
- Always remove dissolved ink with a cloth to avoid the stain spreading and clean the tip if necessary. The tip of the pen is designed to work on both sides so you can turn it upside down and re-insert, as required.
- Repeat the process and, if necessary, slightly increase the pressure.
- Older stains cannot be removed without damaging the leather’s colour so you will need to re-colour the affected area. Old ink stains tend to penetrate back out even after the leather is re-coloured. It is therefore essential to clean as thoroughly as possible prior to re-colouring.