Cleaners To Your Door

Clean, Repair, Dye Leather Handbags, Purses

The condition of the leather is a very important factor that affects the restoration process.  If Analine leather has been
noticeably worn out & drastically faded, we recommend to convert to Pigmented leather type for a successful color match. If
the leather has been cleaned with Saddle soap and high alkaline detergent based cleaners, the leather will eventually suffer
pH damage. If your leather has been treated with lanolin, silicone and wax, these will prevent the absorption of new color
restoration, so the ending result cannot be perfect. .

Leather is a piece of skin from a unique animal: cow, goat, deer .... As with any skin, leather is very unpredictable.  We can
only restore your leather to the best condition allowed.
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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

mail a photo of your bag to and we will  give you our opinion 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.  Remember Leather is a SKIN of a unique animal.  As with any Skin, leather is fairly ... unpredictable. We can only
restore your leather to the best combined conditions allowed.
Handbag Services & Price List
Each leather handbag is hand cleaned, paying special attention to hard to remove stains.  After removing dirt, stains from
your handbag, we will clean, then neutralize and protect your leather to bring it back to the original softness and shine.

There is no easy step to restoring a luxury handbag.  Besides patience, it definitely requires experience & special skills:
leather knowledge and color matching abilities. Price varies according to the size of the handbag,  leather type,  the
complexity of the color matching and design.

  • Cleaning & Stain Removal: $25-$75
    Your handbag receives a deep cleansing to extract dirt and grim, while replenishing moisture into the leather. Every
    inch of the handbag is hand cleaned.  Lining will be spotted to remove soils, spills, ink stains and thoroughly cleaned
    afterwards. Minor  scraped & worn out areas will receive touch up color correction.

  • Waterproof and StainGuard: $20-$30
    For analine leather and delicate skins. Leather Protectant provides excellent protection against oil-based, water-
    based stains as well as helping to resist the effects of daily soiling. Usually, leathers that have cracked or peeled is
    not from use, but from body oils and perspiration that have settled down into the grain of the leather and started to
    dissolve the finish over time. The Leather Protection Cream will assist in preventing the cracking & peeling when
    proper cleaning is also done.  An important part of cleaning handbag is applying stainguard for resistance against
    water, stains, and wear.

  • Color Restoration: $50-$100
    If your bag is badly stained, soiled, or discolored, and cannot be removed with cleaning.  We will clean the bag to
    remove as much stains as possible.  Then mask the stains & scratches with a custom match color. We will master
    mix colors to camouflage stains while retaining the original look and feel of the skin. Although this technique is a very
    time consuming process, we could rescue a handbag that may otherwise be a lost cause.

    Beautifully colored leathers require delicate handling during cleaning.  Coloration can depend on the type of leather,
    the desired finish, and fashion. There are "hard" leathers and "soft" leathers. Each type requires a different type of
    coloring agent - and different care methods.

  • Tear, Holes, Deep Scratches Repair: $30+$60
    We will repair that ugly tear or scratches, then mix  a custom color to cover up the repaired area and blends it in to
    match your original color.

  • Oil Extraction on Handles: $30- $75
    If your bad handles have been significantly oily & darkened. We will extract the oils from the handles and then correct
    the color to closely match the original color. The oil extraction & color matching is a long, laborious process.
Designer Bags: Louis Vutton, Gucci, Chanel, Tory Burch, Chloe, Michael Kors, Kate Spade New York, Coach, Cole Haan...

Email us a digital picture of the "problem areas" and another picture of the whole handbag to give us an idea of how best to
repair it, and allow us to offer quotes based on the pictures.Turn Around Time for Restoration is around 2-4 weeks.
Purse Case for Best Results
  • Attempt to have your handbag cleaned when it is light or moderately
    soiled. Waiting until the handbag is heavily soiled reduces the
    chances for the best possible results. Regular care will keep that
    prized purse positively picture perfect!
  • Never store your purses in the bottom of a closet. Leather is
    hygroscopic & will absorb the excess moisture (especially on slab
    floors), which causes mold & mildew.
  • Avoid storing purses in plastic bags.  Use breathable fabric bags to
    protect from dust & control moisture damage
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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
    garment can be saved by Cleaning AND Recoloring.
Ink on Leather
    Ball point pen ink can not be removed from painted finishes without removing the surface paint as well.  The solution
    is: to remove the ink marks, then redye or recolor the affected area after ink removal.
Color Loss
    Dyes can oxidize from exposure to UV light and gases in the atmosphere. This is a slow progressive condition that
    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.
Thin Skin
    Some skins are extremely thin due to overstreching in the tanning process (to yield more squarefootage of the skin).  
    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
    very weak.

    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.
Imperfections of Leather like Scars & Tissues
    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
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We know! Your favorite bag is no longer looking ... Hot!  Discolorations, stains, ... make it
embarrassing to carry around. . Leather cleaning & restoration is NOT something an
amateur can do.   It takes years of continuing education, expensive equipment to make your
leather look right.

Professional handbag cleaning is performed entirely by hand and requires skill and
experience. Cleaning techniques vary depending on the construction material, type and
extent of soil. Your handbag cleaning specialist must know how to deal with a great variety of
fabrics, as well as the proper cleaning of leather and suede purses.

Price varies depending on the leather type, sizes, complexity of the design and the complexity
of the color matching. We will consult with you when we think your incoming handbag needs
something outside of our normal processes.
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Designer Handbags: Clean, Care, Color Restoration & Repair