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How to remove food and blood from
will need cream of tartar, lemon, a rag, towel and soap. Make a paste
of one part cream of tartar to one part lemon juice. Rub paste on the
stain and leave it on for 10 minutes. Remove the paste with a damp rag
and moisturizing soap, as described above for general cleaning. Buff the
leather dry with a soft cloth or towel.
Leather Care Suggestions:
- Keep your leather
purse away from excessive moisture or water.
- Keep your your
leather handbag away from direct sunlight. The sun will dry the leather
and cause it to fade and crack.
- Baby wipes or any
other alkaline cleaner will damage your leather purse.
- Use a non-colored
sponge to clean your leather purse otherwise the dye may rub off the
- Harsh cleaners
or abrasive cleansers can damage the surface of your leather purse.
- What's good for
the car isn't necessarily good for your leather bag. Do not use oils
(such as mink oil), polish, or any product containing waxes or silicone
(including many car care products)may damage the leather and leave it
- Using saddle soap,
alcohol, varnish, or ammonia-based cleaners (i.e. Windex) or bleach
on leather may be too harsh, causing serious damage or discoloration.
- Leather needs an
occasional replenishment and reconditioning. You might try mixing 1
part distilled white vinegar with 2 parts linseed oil. Shake well and
apply to leather in circular motion. Let sit for about 10 minutes, then
buff with a soft cloth. A second buffing may be necessary.
- If you have any
doubt as to the proper way to clean your leather purse, simply call
LALeatherCleaners.org or ship your leather to the address below.
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