|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.
||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
Email a photo of your bag to email@example.com 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
- Color Restoration: $50-$100
If your bag is badly stained, soiled, or discolored, and cannot be removed with cleaning. 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.
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
|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