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How to Remove Sharpie Ink From a Football

Remove Sharpie Ink from a Leather Football

    Apply outdoor saddle soap to the marked areas.

    Rub the football vigorously with a wash cloth, until the markings start to come clean.

    Dry the football and repeat as necessary.

Remove Sharpie Ink from a Synthetic Football

    Apply hairspray to the marked areas.

    Rub the football vigorously with a wash cloth, until the markings start to come clean.

    Dry the football and repeat as necessary.

Tips

  • If the above methods are unsuccessful in removing Sharpie stains from a football, it may be necessary to use a high pressure cleaner or acetone to remove the markings.

Things Needed

  • Leather football
  • Leather soap or outdoor saddle soap
  • Washcloth

About the Author

Jason Spidle is a technology enthusiast and writer. His writing on computers, smartphones, Web design, Internet applications, sports and music has been published at a variety of websites including Salon, JunkMedia, Killed in Cars and The Columbia Free Times. Spidle maintains a number of blogs featuring poetry, short stories and other fiction.