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Ignore the map, it doesn't work!
Everett, Washington
Posted by Dennis Dilday, D.C., Everett, Washington | Oct 08, 2008

Subscribe to Business Advice How to get ink off of Naugahyde

I'd like to know how, since my new adjusting table now has one large nasty mark and several small ones.

I called the company that sold me the table; they couldn't help at all which surprised me.

Someone has suggested Goof Off! Any experience with that?

Any recommendations... other than to be more careful:-)

DD


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  • merchant services / credit card processing Art Torelli 
Seattle, Washington 
Arthur Torelli
    Posted by Arthur Torelli, Seattle, Washington | Oct 08, 2008

    On 15th ave W there is a business that specializes in cleaning leather. Most of the dry cleaners in the area send their leather dry cleaning to them. I think its called Leather Cleaners. Try looking them up and giving them a call. Art T.

  • Ignore the map, it doesn't work! 
Everett, Washington 
Dennis Dilday, D.C.
    Posted by Dennis Dilday, D.C., Everett, Washington | Oct 08, 2008

    Thanks much, I track 'em down...

    DD

  • Volunteer Abroad Crowdfunder 
Seattle, Washington 
PJ Harris
    Posted by PJ Harris, Seattle, Washington | Oct 08, 2008

    I have heard somewhere that hairspray can get ink out of things. You could try this out by testing hairpray on the underside of your table surface first. That way if the hairspray (or goof off for that matter) is bad for the immitation leather it won't show. Then try it out on the spot. Good Luck

  • Ignore the map, it doesn't work! 
Everett, Washington 
Dennis Dilday, D.C.
    Posted by Dennis Dilday, D.C., Everett, Washington | Oct 09, 2008

    thanks much, I'm on it. And, I'll post here what works, if anything.

    DD

  • Ignore the map, it doesn't work! 
Everett, Washington 
Dennis Dilday, D.C.
    Posted by Dennis Dilday, D.C., Everett, Washington | Nov 12, 2008

    So far I have a large collection of what does not get ink off of naugahyde:-)

    The good news is that I got over worrying about it and have moved on.

    DD

  • General Manager 
Bellingham, Washington 
Jim Carney
    Posted by Jim Carney, Bellingham, Washington | Nov 20, 2008

    My Friend said get a new couch. But really I assume this is an expensive table. How much research goes into buying them and are they industry standard?

  • Ignore the map, it doesn't work! 
Everett, Washington 
Dennis Dilday, D.C.
    Posted by Dennis Dilday, D.C., Everett, Washington | Nov 20, 2008

    I spent $600+ in March to get new cushions and coverings and it took several hours to take the old ones off and put the new ones on...

    Anyway, we aren't really thinking much about it any more. The ink has faded and no one seems to notice.

  • green, gorgeous interiors 
Seattle, Washington 
Frith Barbat
    Posted by Frith Barbat, Seattle, Washington | Nov 23, 2008

    Denis, Glad the ink's not bothering you any more. If it's actually Ultrasuede (not Naugahyde) you can try mild detergent and water, or mild cleaning fluid from the hardware store.

  • Ignore the map, it doesn't work! 
Everett, Washington 
Dennis Dilday, D.C.
    Posted by Dennis Dilday, D.C., Everett, Washington | Nov 23, 2008

    Nope, it's naugahyde, but thanks for the tip. My usual cleaning solution is a super cleaning, non-toxic, environmentally friendly product called RAM (that and some lavender oil). It will remove nearly anything at a high enough concentration, but not ink on naugahyde:-)