Tips and Tricks on Caring for Leather Handbags

The leather bag that you bought from the latest collection of genuine French spring bags is so expensive that you decided that you must use it properly to ensure utmost care. However after just few use, you find out that you have stained the surface. Then, days after this has happened, you caused a scratch on the bag.

If you think you have had enough and so just thought of keeping your bag inside the cabinet before it becomes a total mess from your carelessness, here are useful tips and tricks to ensure the care of your leather handbag.

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1. Use leather cleaner with moisturizer

Use leather cleaning products that have special moisturizer or conditioner in them. This is imperative in order to replace the natural oil in leather that might be removed because of the cleaning process.

2. Don’t use lotions or hand cream

Many women are known to be using ordinary lotions or creams for cleaning their leather hand bags. These are meant for the human skin, and not for animal leather. Besides, a bad effect of creams and lotions is that they darken leather.

As lotions are used, they make the surface of the bag sticky. This makes the bag more prone to dirt and dust. Avoid using ordinary oil as well, since it can cause your leather bag to rot in just a short time.

3. Shampoos are for hair, not handbag

Avoid the use of shampoo and hair conditioners; lanolin oil that is found in hair shampoo products destroys the leather, making the restoration of the bag impossible. Use of saddle soaps must also be avoided since they are harsh to leather handbags.

4. Deal will oil stains

In case, you spill oil on your leather handbag, a good trick to do is to sprinkle corn starch on the stained area. Then rub with a little force to absorb the oil. Light source that emits heat can be used for faster oil absorption by cornstarch. Brush excess amount using a dry cloth or soft toothbrush.

5. Banish Foul Smell

Finally, while the cool, sunny spring season makes it possible for spring bags to be dry; over time, they can acquire an unpleasant and bad odor. To remove such a stinking smell, you may put a small container with baking soda inside your hand bag. As heat circulates inside the bag, the baking soda will absorb it. This ingredient is guaranteed to eliminate smoke odors in bags.

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Easy Way to Clean Your PVC Handbags

PVC, also known as the material needed in making plastic drainage pipes, is also used as a fabric and can be made into PVC handbags. They are oil-based type of thermoplastic material that, when woven using specific techniques, creates faux leather fabric as a well. PVC is naturally resistant to water, which makes it very easy to clean. This is the reason why it is now a popular clothing material that is meant to be used or worn outdoors.

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If you own a handbag that is made of PVC, here are specific cleaning methods to make sure that your bag is spic-and-span:

1. First of all, you must mix four parts of water with one part of ordinary bleach. Add some fabric detergent and continue mixture. The result is a powerful cleaning solution that you can use to effectively clean your PVC bag. Before you start with the cleaning process, remember to use rubber gloves to avoid your hands having direct contact with the solution.

2. Scrub your PVC handbag using cloth and solution in order to remove the dirt and stains. Since the material is PVC, removal of dirt will be easy. Hence, it is a must not to force the scrubbing process. Avoid abrasive cloths as this can cause marks to the surface of the bag.

3. After you make sure that the bag is removed of dirt and grime, you may now wash it with plain water. This is to ensure that traces of bleach and detergent are removed. Finally, you may leave your PVC handbags outdoors to dry completely. Never attempt to have it dry in the washing machine’s dryer.

Simply put, PVC bags are not merely novelty items. They become more and more of necessary accessories because of their many useful benefits. You can slip in just about anything in this bag; such as your making kit, important documents, PDA and cell phones, and even clothing items.

Most PVC bags nowadays are available in a wide variety of bright and beautiful colors. At the same time, they are perfect to be used in extreme weather conditions. The material is sturdy and of the highest quality, which makes your PVC bags usable for a long, long time.

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