Having leather goods, especially leather bags with famous brands must be treated as best as possible. Because, the skin material is very susceptible to air humidity and oily stains.
You certainly do not want if your expensive leather bag is damaged because of your own behavior that does not look after him.
Here are 10 tips that you can apply to care for leather bags
Wipe clean and soap
Clean your leather bag once a week with a clean cloth that has been moistened with warm water and soap. Use a soft type of cloth so as not to damage the skin fibers.
Avoid dangerous substances
Do not use wet wipes, vinegar or other kitchen ingredients to clean stains on the leather bag. This will only cause the color of the leather bag to wear off.
If there are stubborn stains on the leather bag, try using a special ink product to remove stains on the leather bag. Follow the instructions carefully so that the condition of the bag stays the same and let the bag dry.
Sponge and Cork
Bags that are rarely used will cause the shape of the bag to change, especially bags that are large enough. We recommend that you fill the bag with items that can fill the bag so that the shape of the bag does not change. Like a sponge or cork
Water vs. Oil
Do not use water to clean oil stains. Water will only damage skin fibers when oil stains stick to the leather bag and the skin will easily peel off.
Avoid holding a leather bag after your hands are smeared by hand cream or lotion. Wait for a while until the lotion is absorbed by the skin so as not to leave oil stains on the leather bag.
To avoid the leather bag being exposed to dust, use a bag holster obtained when buying a bag. By using a bag holster, the leather bag will not dust.
Don’t let your leather bag be exposed to sunlight. Leather bags that are directly exposed to sunlight will cause skin color to fade and become faded. Not only that, sunlight is also dangerous for leather bags.
Avoid Saddle Soap
Do not use saddle soap or saddle soap which is commonly used to clean leather shoes. Although bags and shoes are made from leather, the function of this soap is different. Saddle soap can cause the color of the leather bag to wear off.
Use Baking Powder
Leather bags that are not used for a long time can also cause unpleasant skin odor. Siasati with baking powder which is poured into a small container and then put into your leather bag. Then store the bag in a bag or pillow case and leave it for 24 hours. Baking powder will absorb unpleasant odors.
Take care of your leather bag so that the leather material stays durable and the color of the leather bag does not fade.