5 Useful Tips on How to Clean a White leather bag

Following are 5 dos and dun when it comes to cleaning a stain off a white leather handbag

  • DO NOT rub the bag cleaner or conditioner into it as the friction may cause you to rub the colour off. If you plan to do it, try on some hidden area first
  • DO NOT try to bleach your leather purse. Bleach will only damage it more than any stain could do.

At your own risk, you may try some of the following methods which work for some when it comes to cleaning your white leather bag

  • Can try a damp cloth with non abrasive soap.
  • Can try White toothpaste and a toothbrush can also remove ink from white leather bags. Simply apply a small amount of toothpaste to a toothbrush and scrub gently. Wipe the area with a damp sponge and buff dry with a soft cloth
  • Can try by placing a dab of saddle soap onto a soft cloth and buffing the white leather until it glows
  • Can try to apply a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and borax to any dark stains with a cotton swab and let it soak in for five minutes. Blot it with an almost-dry cloth or sponge.

If your attempts to clean your purse have failed, make an appointment to take your handbag to a professional leather cleaner.

5 replies
  1. L. Greene
    L. Greene says:

    Wow. I couldn’t figure out for a long time how to remove ink stains from white leather. I will certainly try this tip out. You taught me something new! I will try out these new tips. Thank you very much!

  2. Lily
    Lily says:

    There’s some great information here! My Nana has a lovely white leather bag from the 60s and, although she’s a cleaning wizard at home and everywhere else, she’s never dared to clean this bag because it’s rather old! I think I might ask her if she wants to try the first method you described, to use a damp cloth with non abrasive soap :)

  3. Thomas Cruz
    Thomas Cruz says:

    Cleaning bags may not be as simple as they look. When I tried to clean my white bag, I ended up damaging it, with the dirt messed up all over. I am glad this article has given me the proper tips in cleaning white bags. I never thought extra care should be taken in handling such items. Thanks to this article I have more confidence in handling my investments.

  4. Jing
    Jing says:

    I have several leather bags and it is always a problem for me how to make them clean, especially for the white bags. Now I have learned the tips from this article and it will be useful for me to maintain my leather bags in a good condition.

  5. karz
    karz says:

    I would surely try these tips you’ve shared. Most especially in my white leather bags. This would also help me in becoming an independent since my mom is not here on our house most of the time. By the time she’ll knows that I know how to take care my bags, she’ll be proud of me and give me a reward afterwards. These little things you’ve shared will be a great help on me.. thanks a lot.

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