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Cleaning and maintenance tips for leather bags

In addition to high heels, a girl's favorite item is undoubtedly a bag. In order to treat themselves to long years of hard work, many girls will spend a lot of money to buy high-end leather bags, but these leather bags if not well cleaned and maintained, improper storage, etc., it is easy to become wrinkled and moldy. In fact, the leather bag cleaning and maintenance is not difficult at all, as long as diligent, with the right method, the beloved high-grade brand-name bags can be as beautiful as the same.

1. Storage does not squeeze

When the leather bag is not used, it is best to be placed in a cotton bag for preservation, if there is no suitable cloth bag, in fact, the old pillowcase is also very suitable, do not put into a plastic bag, because the air in the plastic bag does not circulate, will make the skin too dry and damaged. It is also best to stuff the bag with some fabric, small pillows or white paper, etc., to keep the shape of the leather bag.

Here are a few points to note: First, the bag should not be stacked; second, the cabinet used to store leather products, must be kept ventilated, but the cabinet can be placed inside the desiccant; third is not used leather bags to be fixed for a period of time to take out the oil maintenance and air dry, so as to extend the service life.

2. Regular weekly cleaning

The absorption of leather is strong, some even see the capillary pores, it is best to develop weekly cleaning and maintenance to prevent stain generation. Use a soft cloth, dip in water and wring it out, wipe the leather bag repeatedly, then wipe it again with a dry cloth and put it in a ventilated place to dry. It is worth noting that the most important thing about leather bags is that they should not be exposed to water. 

In addition, you can also use a clean soft cloth with a fixed monthly Vaseline (or leather special maintenance oil), wipe the surface of the bag, so that the surface of the leather to maintain a good "skin", to avoid cracking, but also to have a basic waterproof effect, wipe the finish to remember to let it stand for about 30 minutes. It should be noted that Vaseline or maintenance oil should not be applied too much, so as not to block the pores of the skin, resulting in airlessness.

3. Dirty appear to remove immediately

If the leather bag is accidentally stained, you can use a cotton pad with some make-up remover oil, gently wipe the dirt, to avoid too much force, leaving traces. As for the metal accessories on the bag, if there is a slight oxidation condition, you can use a silver cloth or copper oil cloth to wipe.

Maintenance focus


1. Moisture

Leather bags are most afraid of moisture mold, once the mold that the leather tissue changes, and permanently leave a stain, damage to the bag. If the bag mold, you can use a damp cloth to wipe the surface. But if you continue to store in a humid environment, the bag will still be moldy again after a short time.

Leather bags should be stored as far away from damp places as possible, such as near the toilet. Simple ways to prevent moisture include buying moisture-proofing agents, or frequently wiping the bag with a soft cloth, and letting the bag blow and breathe.

The bag should be put away in a ventilated place, the most ideal way is to store in a cool room. Do not use wet paper towels or wet cloth to wipe the leather bag, because the leather is the most taboo moisture and alcohol substances.

2. Storage

Do not put the bag in the original box, after use, the application of dust bags to avoid oxidation of leather color.

To prevent dust or deformation, she suggested using white cotton paper wrapped with newspaper, stuffed into the bag to prevent the bag from deformation, but also to avoid newspaper staining the bag. She reminded, do not stuff small pillows or toys into the bag, that will only promote the generation of mold.

In case of moldy leather products, if the situation is not serious, you can use a dry cloth to wipe off the surface of the mold, then use 75% medicinal alcohol sprayed on another clean soft cloth, wipe the whole leather parts, and after ventilation and dry, apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly or maintenance oil to avoid the growth of mold again. If after wiping the surface of the mold with a dry cloth, there are still mold spots, representing mold filaments have been deeply planted in the leather, it is recommended to send the leather products to a professional leather maintenance store to deal with.

Post time: Nov-19-2022