How to Care for Leather Bags

Jun 24 , 2020

Derifix Leather

How to Care for Leather Bags

Your leather handbag is one of your most important possessions and you do not want any harm to come to it. For this reason, there are good pointers to how you can care for the bags so that you can retain them as you desire.

  • Never let it be rained on. You might want to hold it tightly to yourself when you are under an umbrella. You can always put it in a plastic bag where you’re sure that it will not get wet.
  • Keep it away from anything that might stain for example greasy foods. To prevent this, avoid putting your leather bag on your lap when you are eating. Stain inside can be prevented by covering anything that goes in and has a potential of spilling. This may include pens or body lotions. They might make your bag stink.
  • It is obvious that you should avoid sharp objects near your leather bag which may scratch. Scratch marks on the leather bag are never attractive.
  • When cleaning your leather bag, use a damp cloth and a leather conditioning cream. This will greatly help it to avoid cracks. After conditioning, wipe it with a damp cloth and mild soap.
  • A simpler way that will do the trick is using warm water with baking powder sprinkled on it. Rub the bag with it in a circular motion, rinse the bag and put it outside to get some air.
  • To keep the metal rims shiny and clear after cleaning, keep it dry to avoid rusting. One might also apply nail polish to maintain the shine.
  • For mass storage, make sure your leather bag doesn’t touch each other. Try putting a cloth between them. This will prevent them from sticking together. Cover them with a piece of cloth to prevent dust from landing on them. If storage is for a long while, stuff your leather bag with a cloth to maintain its shape. Also, undo the straps to keep it from wrinkling.
  • Treat your leather handbag with a leather protector to prevent stains from setting in. No matter how careful you are, at some point, you’re likely to leave a mark on it and the leather protection will not allow it to soak in so you’ll be able to easily remove it.
  • If your leather bag is tanned and pigmented, you can try to wipe the stain with a soft damp cloth. If this doesn’t work, try a leather cleaner specifically made for the type of leather you have.
  • Once the spot has been removed, it is a good idea to recondition the leather to resolve the natural luster. Always test a leather product in the inconspicuous spot before applying to your entire leather bag.
  • If your leather bag has become discolored, there are leather products on the market that can help restore color. Try to match the product as close as possible to the natural color of your leather bag.

In order for you to maintain the durability of your leather bag, follow the tips that are mentioned above and rest assured that your leather bag will last for a long span of time. 


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