Leather bags and accessories are an investment one makes, especially for the upwardly mobile, fashion-conscious and stylish individual. Considering the substantial amount of money invested in purchasing a great quality leather bag, it is important to maintain the leather to give it that constant clean and crisp feel. Cleaning leather products could be tricky and if not done rightly, could ruin the leather.
So, how do you clean a premium leather bag without ruining it?
Detail Africa sheds some insight to help with the leather cleaning process.
The first step is to protect the leather bag with a cream protector. This is designed to clean, nourish, protect, and add shine to all kinds of leather, which prevents the leather from drying out and cracking. This cream can be applied once every month.
There actually is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to leather cleaning, as various leather types require different cleaning methods and tougher stains need a more professional touch.
For simple cleaning of your leather bag at home, you should first test with a small portion that isn’t so visible. Work on the test area by lightly blotting stains (not scrubbing) with a damp cloth dipped in warm water. After doing this, wipe leather gently with a clean soft cloth, confirm that it comes out well and move to the larger surface.
NB: Never use baby wipes and unapproved substances to clean your leather bag or accessories as it could contain chemicals that could destroy the leather.
Suede and Nubuck leather requires special care and should be cleaned more often. It is best to give bags with such materials to a professional to clean but if you must do this on your own, use approved brushes and follow usage guidelines.
Notwithstanding the above, it is advised to get your leather bag cleaned by a professional once every three to four months.
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Written By Chieloka
For: Detail Africa