Leather bags are a staple in men and women’s closets. Not only does it impress with its unquestionable fashion statement, but it’s a highly functional piece that can last a lifetime if its taken care of properly. Speaking of which, your designer leather handbag can lose its luster after experiencing daily wear-and-tear.
Even the most good-looking handbags can get weathered down, especially when there are unsightly stains detracting its beauty. Fortunately, there are simple ways to get rid of different, pesky stains and make your leather bag look good as new!
1. Removing Water Stains
It’s easy to think that water won’t leave any unattractive marks on your leather bags, but if you leave it to dry as is, even the tiniest spill can develop a noticeable outline around the surface. When it comes to water stains, prevention is the key.
When it gets wet, be sure to dab the spots as soon as possible before it dries on its own. Once the excess water is removed, it’s best to follow up by gently wiping it dry using a soft, dry cloth. For even better results, apply a leather condition using another dry cloth in circular motions all over the bag to get an even look.
Don’t let it dry under direct sunlight, but rather, leave it to work its magic overnight to ensure the pores from the leather can gain back its stripped oils.
2. Removing Grease and Oil Stains
Oil is important to maintain the lustrous look of genuine leather, but too much grease or oil can also be disastrous. When there is grease or oil on the leather bag, be sure to use a dry, microfiber cloth to remove the stain.
If the greasy spots remain on the surface, you can easily wipe it off by adding cornstarch or baking soda to the problem areas. Leave it on overnight to let the cornstarch or baking soda absorb all the oil on the surface.
Come morning, you can dust off the crusty cornstarch or baking soda with a soft-bristled brush.
3. Removing Ink Stains
Dropping ink on leather can understandably cause panic, but it’s crucial to dab the spot away as soon as you notice the problem. Instead of a dry cloth, mixing one-part rubbing alcohol with lukewarm water offers the best results. You can spot treat the stain using a cotton swab and let it absorb the ink.
After removing the stain, it’s best to leave it to dry naturally before applying an even layer of leather condition throughout the surface.
The Bottom Line: Keeping Your Designer Leather Bag Stain-Free
Leather bags are a stunning addition to your collection. Knowing how to keep it clean and stain-free allows you to maintain its sophistication for the long haul, which is why the tips above should help you treat any stains.
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