Leather Care Instruction

Guide to Leather Care: Maintenance, Cleaning, and Storage Tips 

Leather is a luxurious and timeless material that, when properly cared for can last for generations. Knowing how to maintain, clean, and store your leather items is essential to preserving their beauty and durability. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know to keep your leather lasting. 


  • Soft, clean cloth 
  • Leather cleaner 
  • Leather conditioner 
  • Parchment paper or bubble wrap 
  • Dust bag or white pillowcase 

Everyday Care 

Caring for your leather goods begins with daily attention and by following these tips, you can prevent unnecessary wear and tear, ensuring your leather goods will last for many years to come. 

  • In order to preserve the original silhouette of your handbag, purse, or wallet, refrain from overfilling them. 
  • Take time out of your week to gently wipe away dust and spots using a soft cloth or brush. The inside as well! 
  • Be mindful to avoid contact with heavily embellished clothing, sharp surfaces, or bulky jewelry during your daily activities. 
  • If rain is anticipated, don’t forget to bring an umbrella to protect your leather from getting wet. 
  • If your leather item gets wet make sure 

Condition your leather 

One crucial step in leather care is conditioning, which helps keep the leather supple, moisturized, and resistant to wear. You will need a leather conditioner of your choice, preferably a high-quality product suitable for your specific leather type and a soft, clean cloth for application. 

  1. Clean the leather before conditioning, ensuring that the leather is free from dust, dirt, and stains. You can use damp cloth to gently remove any surface impurities. 
  2. Perform a patch test  in a hidden area to make sure the product is compatible with your leather item. This prevents any adverse reaction or discoloration. 
  3. Apply the conditioner by squeezing a small amount of leather conditioner onto a clean cloth. Start by applying a thin, even layer, while working in small sections. 
  4. Massage the conditioner in by using circular motions into the leather. Pay attention to areas prone to dryness or high wear, such as seams and edges. 
  5. Allow absorption  into the leather for the recommended time specified by the product instructions. 
  6. Buff excess if there are any remaining on the surface, gently buff it away with a clean, dry cloth. This will give you a even finish and prevents the leather from feeling greasy. 
  7. Repeat as needed depending on your usage and environment conditions. It is recommended that you condition your leather every 6-12 months. 


Storing your leather accessories appropriately is one of the easiest ways to prevent damage and maintain it. 

  • Fill the leather handbag or purse with parchment paper or bubble wrap so it keeps its original shape while being stored. 
  • Store your leather in a dust bag to avoid scratches. If you do not have a dust bag for your leather goods then you can store it in a white pillowcase. Avoid using plastic bags since it will prevent good ventilation.
  • Store leather away from direct sunlight 
  • Store leather away from artificial sources of heat since it can dry the leather and cause it to crack. 

Removing Stains and Grease 

Removing stains can be difficult but not impossible and below we will give you tips on how to remove different types of stains and greases. 

Ink Stains

Eliminating ink stains can be challenging, but it's certainly feasible. Initially, employ a dry, soft cloth, like a paper towel, to delicately dab at the stain, absorbing any excess ink. Refrain from rubbing, as this might spread the ink. Subsequently, use a straightforward cleaning solution of soap and water to gently cleanse the affected area. Following this, apply another clean cloth or paper towel to soak up any remaining ink, repeating these steps until the stain vanishes.

Dirt Stains

For quality leather and the removal of dirt stains, you can either utilize a leather cleaning solution or create your own by combining warm water with dish soap (maintaining a ratio of five parts water to one part soap). Once your solution is prepared, dampen a dry cloth and wipe down the area, ensuring not to saturate the surface. If opting for a cleaning solution, conduct a spot test before applying it to the stain or a larger area, especially when dealing with white leather products.


Water spots, though seemingly inconspicuous at first, can lead to the development of rings if left untreated. To address these stains, use a microfiber cloth in a natural or white color to avoid color transfer to the leather. Dampen the cloth with water, starting from the stain's center and rubbing outward in a circular motion. Allow it to dry and repeat the process as necessary until the stain disappears. Applying a leather conditioner can also protect your products from future stains.


Treating wine stains parallels the approach for water stains. Begin by blotting the stain with a dry cloth or microfiber cloth. In some instances, applying a leather cleaner may be effective. 


For oil or grease stains, sprinkle baking soda onto the stain, rubbing it in with a damp cloth, and allowing it to sit for hours before wiping off to eliminate any powder residue. Another option is to use a dry cloth, like a microfiber one, to blot any grease from the spot. Follow this by sprinkling cornstarch on the area, letting it sit overnight, and ensuring to wipe away any remaining residue with a soft, dry cloth. Repeat as needed.

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