Leather bags are made with tanned leather. Making a leather bag is a laborious procedure. It includes several steps, techniques, machinery and above all hard work. The lengthy procedure is the actual reason for its high prices. When you pay such a high price for something, you want it to last a good while. Anything that is taken proper care of can last longer than its lifespan. Some people say that leather bags do not last longer than a handful of years. We care to disagree with this misconception. Like everything else, if the leather bags are taken proper care of, then they can also as long in upwards of 30 years. How amazing that would be. The question that comes to our minds is how can we take care of our leather bags? Most leather bags are made using either Full grain leather or Top grain leather. For both kinds of leather bags, check some tips to keep them new and shiny for as long as possible.
- Polishing and Moisturizing:
You should polish and moisturize your leather bag with coconut oil. Coconut oil is great for leather bags. To polish your bag you should apply a medium amount of coconut oil on a soft cloth of cotton and rub it gently on the leather bag in patches or in a circular motion to cover the whole area. This will bring a shiny surface to your leather bag and will also save it from patches and cracks.
You should store them in a dark, cold place where no extreme heat is present. They can get serious patches if left exposed to direct sunlight. Therefore, it is advised to not leave them in the car or direct sunlight. While storing them you should not stack your bags on top of each other. This will make them bend and have patches on the leather. Moreover, it will make them lose their original shape. If you want to store them for a longer time or while traveling, it is advised to not store them in a plastic or vinyl bag instead store them in a pillowcase and before storing them should always stuff them with tissue paper or newspapers, or bubble wraps as per their continence.
You should remove the stains as soon as possible. If you want to remove the stains, it is a very simple procedure to follow. This soft soap is applied in circular motions on the stains with the help of a soft cloth. This helps to clean the pores of the leather and remove the stain for good. Also, bloodstains can also be removed from the leather surface with the help of chalk powder. All you have to do is let it sit on the surface overnight and wipe it off with a clean cloth.
These are a few really simple steps to follow to increase the life span of your leather bag. You should follow them once a month and you will notice the longevity in a few months.