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How To Get An Ink Stain Out of Any Designer Bag

Keep That Luxury Handbag Pristine — You Never Know When You Might Want to Sell It!


Imagine your Louis Vuitton designer bag. Lovely, right? Now picture it with a nasty ink stain on the front. The horror! However, that does happen. No matter how well we take care of our branded bag, accidents happen.


So, what should we do when faced with such a predicament? If it’s an inexpensive tote bag, we might be tempted just to throw it away. But we know you won’t be throwing away that Channel clutch purse just because of a few ink stains.


Even if you’ve grown tired of your Prada or Hermes designer purse and you decide to sell it, cleaning the ink stains is still a good idea. Taking proper care of your bag helps maintain its value. Therefore, you’ll likely get more cash when you go to sell it.


Three Tricks on How to Clean Ink Stains


As the biggest bag buyer and seller in Atlanta, The Gold ATM, knows a thing or two about cleaning ink stains. Today, we prepared three tricks that you can use to clean your bags. With these tricks, you’ll be able to get the absolute highest payout for your Gucci, Coach, Valentino and any other designer handbag, should you decide to sell it.


Magic Eraser


If the ink stain is fresh, you can try to remove it with a magic eraser. Keep in mind that this method won’t work on old ink stains. Magic eraser has melamine foam which is efficient on most surfaces. Therefore, you can also treat your leather designer bag with it. However, if it doesn’t work, we suggest moving on to the next method.




Hairspray has useful chemicals that will remove the ink stain without damaging the soft, buttery leather. It’s relatively easy to use. All you have to do is to spray some hairspray on a cotton swab until it’s nice and wet. Then rub the ink stain gently until it’s gone.


Rubbing Alcohol


This method is somewhat similar to the previous one. Soak a cotton pad with rubbing alcohol and treat the ink stain gently with circular motions. This should make the stain disappear or at least fade significantly. Keep in mind that this method might not work on suede leather designer bags.


Sell Your Bag at The Gold ATM


We hope one of these methods, or at least a combination of some of them, will help you bring former glory to your designer handbag. The Gold ATM knows just how important it is that a bag is in pristine condition — whether you’re wearing or selling it.


If you’d like to sell your branded bags, look no further than The Gold ATM. We are the highest reviewed Atlanta luxury bag buyer, with over 300 five-star reviews on google. Check out our website for more information or call us today!