How to Remove a Logo From a Pen

You can easily remove a pesky logos from your pens.
You can easily remove a pesky logos from your pens. (Image: pen image by Krasser from

So you ordered 100 pens for your home business with the intent for them to read "Bob's Home Repair," only to open the crate and see your pens all read, "Bob's Home Flair." Clerical errors happen, and while they are exasperating, it doesn't have to be the end of the world. You can easily remove the paint from all of those pens--while you're making a mental note not to use that merchandising company in the future.

Things You'll Need

  • Latex gloves
  • Paper towels
  • Cotton balls
  • Oven cleaner
  • Warm water
  • Antibacterial soap

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Lay paper towels down over the area that you will be working in to prevent the chemicals from getting onto the surface. Put on some protective gloves.

Douse a cotton ball with oven cleaner.

Rub the soaked cotton ball over the paint that you wish to remove on the pen. Wait for five to 10 minutes, allowing the chemicals to penetrate the paint.

Wet a paper towel with warm water and rub the affected area of the pen to remove the oven cleaner and the paint. Repeat this step if necessary to remove all of the oven cleaner and paint.

With a dry paper towel, dry the pen completely, making sure all traces of the chemicals are off of the pen.

Wash your hands with antibacterial soap.


  • "Cleaning Plain & Simple"; Donna Smallin; 2006
  • "More Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things"; Reader's Digest Editors; 2009
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