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Can You Put A Leather Bag In The Washing Machine? Read On!

Is It Safe To Wash A Leather Bag In The Machine?

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Ever wonder if you could put your leather bag in the washing machine? This article is for you!

In the past, if you wanted to wash your leather bag properly you had to hand wash it or throw it into the dryer, which of course is not good for your investment.

You can put a leather bag in the washing machine, but always check first for any damage or weakness in the stitching. Use the delicate cycle with cold water and mild detergent, then air dry.

You can put a bag made out of leather, suede, or synthetic material in the washing machine. We can clean a bag with a cotton lining the same way.

However, if it has a leather lining, it should be hand washed. 

Check the care instruction on your leather handbag if it is machine washable for proper care.

According to the American Leather Council, “leather is the only material that does not decompose when exposed to water.”

That’s why it’s used for everything from clothing to furniture, and even shoes and bags.

Some people think leather holds in the smells of food and other odors, but a lot of the leather on your clothes can easily be removed by washing.

If you’re wondering if you can put your bag in the washer, the answer is yes, but be careful that you don’t put it in with any other fabric, including nylon.

Preparation for purse before laundering

Just like the preparation for a new pair of jeans, it is important to do some planning before laundering the purse.

This includes removing all the contents, cleaning the interior and exterior of the bag, and pre-spotting the bag.

The items that are to be laundered can be stored in separate bags if they have any sharp edges that could damage the interior of the bag.

When it comes to cleaning your handbags, be sure to check the bow closure on the inside of the bag before you wash it to make sure you can undo it.

Also, keep it in a mesh bag or on a hanger to avoid scratching the surface of your handbag.

Make sure you that it should take extreme care with your high-fashion leathers handbag when storing it in a washing machine.

How To Wash a Leather Bag or Purse With Washing Machine

There are so many ways to wash your leather goods without ruining it. Today I will show you how to wash a leather bag with a washing machine.

One of the best way to clean your leather bag or purse is by using your washing machine. It is very easy and does not need any special tools.

All you need to do is follow a few simple steps:

Step 1: Fill your sink with water and add in detergent dispenser the required amount of washing soda and liquid dishwashing detergent. Do not add any bleach, harsh chemicals or fabric softener to the mix.

Step 2: Set the wash cycle to the gentlest setting 

Step 3: The washing soda softens the leather, and the detergent removes any unwanted stains.

Step 4: The next step is to put the bag in the sink and use your hands to agitate the water and soap combination to get better results. All you need is a leather cleaner and a sponge. 

If you own a leather bag or purse make sure to take good care of it and treat it like a friend.

Leather is a natural material and requires special care so it will last a long time.

If possible, hand wash your bag or purse with lukewarm water and a gentle soap.

Never put a leather bag or purse in the dryer. Instead, hang the bag or purse to dry naturally.

If you are not confident in your washing skills, it is best to stop doing it yourself and hire a

reliable leather handbag cleaner.

Post-Washing Care

Leather does not take kindly to water and will often become stiff if it is exposed to water for too long. 

Because of this, post-washing care is recommended to ensure that the leather is soft and supple with no pitting. 

This post-wash care is also necessary in order to prepare leather for use, such as with genuine leather dye and conditioning.

  • With a clean cloth add a coat of leather conditioner on the exterior surfaces.
  • If you are going to store your leather purse in a dry place, apply leather cream in a circular motion using non-abrasive cloth.

The post-washing care of your leather products is equally important as the products themselves.

This post-washing care gives the leather products a longer life, and it is indeed important to follow the instructions carefully.

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Julien Beaubien

Julien here. Traveller, a fan of leather bags and a blogger. Put all those together and you have MyLeatherTravelBag.com. I started the site as a medium for my ramblings. Over time, I grew to realise, people actually like them. So now, I am out to help and educate (while entertaining people!).

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