‘Worked wonders’: Mrs Hinch fans share ‘brilliant’ hairspray hack for removing sofa stains

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Cleaning star Mrs Hinch, whose real name is Sophie Hinchliffe, rose to fame after sharing her cleaning recommendations and tips on social media and TV. The cleaning star has managed to gain over 4.1 million followers on Instagram. Fans of hers have now followed in her footsteps and created their own social media groups dedicated to cleaning and tidying tips, one of which includes hacks for removing stains from sofas.

Posting on the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips Facebook page, one woman asked how to remove permanent marker stains from her leather sofa.

Facebook user Lesley Leigh posted: “My granddaughter decided to add a little artwork to my leather sofa with a permanent marker.”

“Is there anyway to remove this?

“Thank you for your help.”

The post was inundated with comments from fellow cleaning enthusiasts with their tips and tricks.

The most popular comment was to use hairspray to remove the sofa stains.

Hayley Sid Davies said: “Hairspray, worked wonders when my son did the same.”

Deb Tomkins commented: “Hairspray, spray it on and gently dab and wipe. It’s brilliant.”

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Katie Milbourne wrote: “Hairspray, generous amounts though and wipe with a microfibre cloth.”

Superdrug sells hairspray for only £1, whilst savers retails it for 90p.

Other suggestions from Mrs Hinch fans included using hand sanitiser, WD40 and isopropyl alcohol.

Sarah Murray commented: “Hand sanitiser got sharpie off for me.”

Michelle Armstrong said: “Hand sanitiser and dab it on.”

Sarah Grant wrote: “WD40 is the best thing for permanent marker.”

Denise Loveday said: “Use WD40.”

WD40 can be purchased from stores such as Wilko for £3.50.

Juanita Douglas commented: “Isopropyl alcohol, but condition that area after as it can dry the leather up.”

Lady-Kathy P Douglass wrote: “Isopropyl, spray it on and gently dab and wipe.”

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