Leather is a very durable material and needs to be cared for. To care and protect your leather handbags, backpacks, wallets, etc., you should use good quality water and stain repellant to help prevent stains and dirt build up. For best results:
- Apply protecting products just after purchasing and three to four times a year thereafter as needed.
- Keep your leather moist with a high quality leather lotion.
- Do not use any cleaning products on any leather that is not made specifically for leather.
When wearing or carrying leather, do not spray perfumes, hair spray, body sprays, or any other harmful products near your leather product, it will damage it and stain it from the harsh ingredients. Your leather product may be cleaned by simply wiping with a clean, damp cloth. Do not use soap or any chemical products. If there are stains that are too tough to get out, consult a professional leather cleaner.
Leather must be stored in a breathable container such as a cotton bag or wrapped in a cotton fabric. Do not store your leather in plastic. This may cause your leather to dry out. Store in a well-ventilated, cool, dry place and keep away for excessive heat or dampness such as attics and basements. This may cause your leather to crack from the heat or to mold from the dampness. By using some of the methods mentioned above may keep your leather looking great for many years to come.
Here are some tips on how to treat and clean your leather products.
- Using soft white damp cloth, wipe down your leather handbag softly
- Use leather cleaner after you wipe with clothe. If you feel satisfied then treat it with a conditioner to restore its luster and replace the leather's natural oils.
- Always test leather cleaner to on an inconspicuous area of your leather hand bag before using.
- If the leather has become discolored, there are available leather sprays that can restore color to the handbag. Simply match the color as close as possible to the original.
- Don't try cleaners, solvents and other usually normal cleaning solutions on leather. It is by nature a very porous material and often cannot be completely restored.