Removing Stains From Quality Leather Handbags

A quality leather handbag is considered an expensive investment. You will be very proud of your new handbag and want to protect it as much as possible. However, accidents happen and sooner or later you'll end up with a stain on your bag.

The key to treating any stain is time. The sooner you catch the spill, the more likely that you will be able to remove the stain accompanying completely. Many defects can be treated with mild soap, such as liquid dishwashing or hand soap is mixed with water. You can also subscribe to the mailing list of leather specialist for professional advice on your handbag of quality leather.

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When using soap and water on your quality leather handbag, remember an area that has been wet will probably be slightly darker than the surrounding dry material. Therefore, care must be taken to avoid over-wetting the purse and it is best to absorb the entire bag so that it dries evenly.

Water stains are caused by handbags on wetting and uneven drying. In this case, it is best to re-wet the area and the rest of the bag panel down to a seam. Do not over-wet the area because it will cause a more uniform drying pattern in the whole area. Allow the bag to air dry, then condition with a leather conditioner.

Ink stains on a quality leather handbag are extremely difficult to treat, especially once they have dried. Some leather owners have had success with Hairspray, followed by rinsing and conditioning. Be sure to try it in an inconspicuous place and these can easily be aggravated by home treatment. 

Treat grease stains on your purse immediately using large amounts of cornstarch or talcum powder. This will remove oil but can leave behind residue. Make sure to remove any first liquid with a clean cloth and let cornstarch or powder on the stain for at least four hours for effective cleaning.