||How do we clean leather handbags?
• Individual spots and stains removal
• Hand clean outer surfaces
• Hand clean lining
• Hand clean strap and hardware
• Steam finishing (fabric handbag)
• Color Touch up if needed (leather handbag)
|To Clean or Restore your Handbag,
Include a description of your bag such as color or brand and a little information as to what you would like us to do or not
do. Then sign the form and ship it with your bag to: Cleaners To Your Door. 5837 Camden Ave #E, San Jose, CA 95124
For a FREE ESTIMATE, please Email photos of your bag to firstname.lastname@example.org. CLICK HERE to request
We will give you our opinions based on the picture. A confirmed price will be offered after we receive & inspect your bags
in person. No work will be done until we get your approval. Leather is SKIN of a unique animal. As with any skin, leather
reaction is very ... unpredictable. We will try to restore it to the best condition possible depend on each case.
|Common Problems and Solutions with Leather Handbags:
Stains in Leather
Body oils, perspiration, grease, spills, ink stains on leather can be reasonably cleaned. A badly stained leather Ink on Leather
garment can be saved by Cleaning AND Recoloring.
Ball point pen ink can not be removed from painted finishes without removing the surface paint as well. The solution Color Loss
is: to remove the ink marks, then redye or recolor the affected area after ink removal.
Dyes can oxidize from exposure to UV light and gases in the atmosphere. This is a slow progressive condition that Thin Skin
develops with age. It may become more noticeable after cleaning. If Dye has been lost significantly or you experience
uneven, blotchy light/dark color, we can reDye your leather handbag, purset for a newer, fresh look.
Some skins are extremely thin due to overstreching in the tanning process (to yield more squarefootage of the skin). Imperfections of Leather like Scars & Tissues
These skins will wear exceptionally fast and cleaning will further aggravate the damage of thin skins. Rips, tears,
troubled wrinkles can occur, these are almost impossible to repair because the leather is overstreched too thin and
When cleaning . moisture is added to leather, it can distort its shape and/or shrink. This is especially true when
lesser quality leathers are used in manufacturing in order to meet acceptable pricing in the marketplace.
The manufacturer use artificial "fillers" to cover up imperfections in the skins, like scars & vein marks. Hides are then
batch dyed before being made up into a garment ensuring uniformity of color on the finished garments .These
imperfections may become more apparent over time or after cleaning as the filer compound gets thinner or even
washed away. We can touch up the affected areas with matching color but there's not much to do hide these original
scars and tissues. These are ... natural. Remember "leather is a ... SKIN", veins, marks, scars is somewhat