Leather is a fragile material that must be well maintained or even protected. Do you have a beautiful leather bag that you use tirelessly? Are you afraid of damaging it?
Do you want it to stay beautiful and clean? In this article, we teach you how to clean a leather handbag or leather purse and give you some tricks to prolong its life.
Place the bag in a closed place
When you are finished using your bag, store it in a closed, but a well-ventilated area where it will not be exposed to direct light.
Hang and not put away
Do not store your leather bag in a plastic bag or a box. Hang it instead.
Regular maintenance of the leather bag
Do not forget about the regular maintenance of your leather bag, so we recommend that you use a fairly substantial body moisturizer. To polish the bag, however, you can wear an old pair of nylon stockings and your bag will look like new.
If your bag gets wet (for example in the rain), dry it immediately with a soft cloth.
Eliminating the bad smell naturally
Sometimes the bags have a terrible smell, perhaps because they have not been used for a long time and have been stored with little care in the wardrobe. It is possible to intervene effectively, eliminating the bad smell with natural methods. First, open all the pockets and zippers and put the bag in the air free, for most of the odor disappears naturally.
Essential oils for removing bad odors
To strengthen odor removal, grab a cotton ball and bathe it with 5 drops of tea tree oil or cinnamon essential oil and rub the inside of the bag well.
If we are going to keep the bag in the closet, it will be easy for it to end up with mold spots, so it is good to always keep the bags with the envelopes that contain “silica gel,” which absorb moisture and manage to counteract effectively forming mold spots.
To clean your leather bag, soak a cloth in ammonia (28%) and gently rub your bag—excellent trick against milk stains.
Remove mold spot
To remove mold spots already caused by humidity, you must wipe with a cloth soaked in alcohol diluted with water. Leave to dry and then rinse with a damp cloth and drain with mild soap and water.
If, on the other hand, you do not have denatured alcohol on hand, you can also use a solution made with water and vinegar and then go through the bag with a clean cloth.
Remove stain with rubber
If you see that the bag has specific stains, you can try to remove them with a regular rubber, those found in stationery. Gently rub it on the skin until the stain comes out.
Remove ink stains
Have you spilled ink on your leather bag? No problem! Soak a cloth in warm milk and rub the stain.
Your leather bag fell in the mud or on the ground? Wait for it to dry and scrape off the stain with a fine and soft bristle brush.
To remove grease stains from your leather bag, sprinkle some talcum powder on the stains. Then wait a few hours and scrub with a soft bristle brush.
Countering cigarette burns
If an ugly cigarette stain has ruined your leather bag, you can hide it with a small pumice stone (for superficial burns only).
Removing paint from solvents
To do so, all you have to do is use turpentine.
Pour lukewarm water on a fine bristle brush and gently rub your leather bag.