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How To Clean A Leather Handbag

How to Clean A Leather Handbag


Leather handbags can get tough stains like, inks, grease or blood stains. Removing such stains can be a bit difficult. If the item is very expensive, then it is recommended to take professional help.

If you do not want to go to a professional leather cleaner and your leather purse is not very expensive, then you can try rubbing alcohol and some readily available products like, hairspray that contains alcohol. Hairspray can be very effective for ink stain removal. Otherwise, you can use rubbing alcohol for removing ink stains. Just dip a piece of soft cloth or cotton swab in rubbing or isopropyl alcohol, and gently rub the ink stain with it. Then gently wipe the area with a dry piece of cloth.

HandBagRescue All-Natural Cleaning Wipe for Leather Handbags.

HandBagRescue All-Natural Cleaning Wipe for Leather Handbags.

Rubbing alcohol can also be used to remove mildew stain. Just mix equal parts of rubbing alcohol and water and dip a piece of cloth in it. Wring the cloth and use it to wipe the stained area, after which dry it completely. For grease stains, first remove the grease with a cloth, and sprinkle some cornstarch on it. Let the cornstarch sit for a few hours, after which use a dry cloth to wipe it off.

For removing blood stains, first blot the stain completely and then use a damp cloth to wipe the area. After drying the area, use a leather conditioner. If the stain is still there, then consult a professional leather cleaner. Also keep in mind that excessive use of alcohol, and alcohol based products like hairspray for leather cleaning can damage the leather goods. So, always try the cleaning product in an inconspicuous part of the leather item, before applying it for cleaning the item. This would help to prevent any major damage.