Using the proper cleaning method can leave your leather bag looking nearly new. This guide is about cleaning a leather purse.
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How can I clean a leather purse?
A good thing for cleaning leather is Saddle Soap. It is usually found where the shoe polish is in stores.
How do you clean a leather purse?
My ex husband made leather work and purses and I rode horses. Yes, you guessed it, I use saddle soap. It cleans softens and conditions all in one and you won't have to buy it more than once a year or two using it on purses. Even if it isn't pure leather but split leather, it will work. Remember if it is a light color, it will darken a little because of the oil needed to soften.
I have a Tignanello light brown purse that is genuine leather. How do you clean ball point pen marks off?
Catherine from Eugene, OR
If you want the purse to be worth something don't do anything to it. Trust me I had an old lamp my great grandmother got for her 16th birthday party. Me living across the road from an antique dealer went and showed him how I got it all cleaned up and ready for sale. He said you can't sell that now. The dirty looking old made it be an antique. So please be careful and see an antique dealer first. Good luck. Let me know how you make out. Thanks Linda (hercybaby AT yahoo.com)
I recently purchased a leather antique purse and wallet; I would like to clean and protect them. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
By Laurie57 from Sunbury, PA
Don't do it. I use to have a lot of antiques. I tried to clean this one lamp as it looked horrible the way it was. I took it to a dealer and he told me never ever clean antiques. It is worth nothing when it is cleaned. The dirty look gives it the antique look. He also told me that if I had to clean something to use orange cleaner. I would try that on your purse but that is it.
My niece gave me a real leather bag which I use heavily. It now has an ashy grey look. I tried cleaning it with alcohol and methylated spirits. However when it dries the bag looks worse. How do I get back the color?
By Jo from Bridgetown, Barbados
Ever tried saddle soap?
I need help removing a henna stain from my Cole Haan purse.
By F I
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I have several very expensive handbags and the leather is dull and dirty. How can I clean these leather purses and restore the shine. They were too expensive to throw away. I am ashamed to carry these purses because of the condition they are in.
What can I use to clean a tan leather purse? I do not want to buy expensive leather cleaner.
Lois from Pittsburgh, PA
By Jill from IA
I have a beautiful soft leather purse I do not want to give up because of a stain. I'm not sure what the spot is. Is there something I could use that won't make the spot bigger and not leave a water mark on the leather?
By Ivorylov from Ocala, FL