Shoes can be made up of a variety of materials such as leather, nylon, polyester, and acrylic. if you put a permanent marker and your leather shoes in the same house, then eventually the one will end up on the other.
If you find yourself faced with this situation though, don’t worry. You don’t need to throw your favorite leather boots or shoes away. All you need to do to use this method listed below.
Steps to Remove Permanent Marker from Shoes using Sunscreen
Step: 01 Squeeze a pea-sized amount of sunscreen onto a clean cloth.
Make sure to use white, creamy sunscreen as opposed to colored or spray sunscreen. Use a white rag or cloth so you will be able to see if the sunscreen is removing the coloring of the leather.
If you start out with a small amount of sunscreen, removing the coloring of the leather should not be a problem.
Step: 02 Rub the stain in small, circular motions.
Use gentle pressure when rubbing the stain so as not to remove any coloring of the leather. If it is a large stain, only work on small sections at a time.
While removing the stain, use more sunscreen as needed.
Step: 03 Rinse with warm water and soap.
Once the stain is removed, clean the area with mild soap and water. Use a clean cloth or rag to clean the area. Also use a clean, dry cloth to dry the area.
You may need to use a leather conditioner to restore the affected area. A conditioner will also protect the leather from further damage.