How to clean moldy cowhide bags? What should I do if the cowhide bag smells so great?

by:JIYALI     2021-07-27

The cowhide bag is a very popular material now. The cowhide bag will be very practical and durable. Buying one can last a long time. The following editor on No.5 will tell you how to clean the moldy cowhide bags? What should I do if the cowhide bag smells so great?

How to clean the cowhide bag if it is moldy

The cowhide bag will become moldy if it is not carried for a long time. It will be more troublesome to clean. Let's take a look at how to clean it!

Warm detergent

Stains on the leather surface are the main area for mold growth. For the stains on the leather surface, wipe it repeatedly with a clean wet sponge and a mild detergent. Then let it dry naturally. You can try it in an inconspicuous corner before formal use.

Leather mold remover

Wear gloves, take appropriate amount of leather mold remover on a soft clean cloth, gently massage the leather surface until the mold is removed and a layer of residual material is formed ( This is a process of removing mold inside the leather). For frosted leather, absorbent paper is required to absorb residual stains, and the product stays on the moldy leather overnight to observe whether it is necessary to clean it again.

Make repairs

If the mold adheres to the leather for a long time, damages the leather, and forms scars, it will be more difficult to deal with at this time. Only after using the mold remover, use the color Repair products can be restored to their original appearance.

What should I do if the cowhide bag tastes great?

1. Put fresh orange peel or lemon peel in the bag and take it out after a day. After putting the whole bar of soap together in a plastic bag for 3 days, the smell of genuine leather disappeared. Principle: Tangerines --- deodorize; soap --- add fragrance.

Second, put the scented toilet paper at home into a smelly bag and leave it for a day or two, the toilet paper will absorb the smell.

Three, the easiest way is to put the new bag directly in a ventilated place for 2 days, the leather smell of the new bag will naturally disappear.

How to prevent mildew in cowhide bags

1. Appropriate humidity environment

The storage environment for bags is between 45-55%RH, too Moisture is prone to mold and peeling, and it is easy to lose the original luster of the leather when it is too dry, and it will produce small fine lines or even cracks for a long time. Therefore, moisture prevention is very important, especially for brand-name bags, such as cowhide, sheepskin, and deer skin. The material is very afraid of contact with water.

Once the bag becomes moldy, it means that the leather components have changed. If you accidentally get wet, wipe it with a clean dry cloth and 'dry in the shade'. Do not use a hair dryer to blow the leather directly against the bag to harden it. Or deformed.

2. Don’t put it in a sealed space

Don’t put it in a closed space, such as a closed shoe cabinet or closet (unless you put it in an electronic moisture-proof box). In a well-ventilated space, put on a cloth dust cover with good air permeability, and put some desiccant in the bag and dust cover.

Remember to change it regularly for drying, otherwise it will lose its moisture-proof function , Some inferior desiccants may break if they are used for a long time, causing the chemicals inside to touch the bag and cause damage. (In addition, take out the bag every once in a while for ventilation!)

3. Do not stack together

In normal storage, it is best to stuff clean cloth, white cotton paper, newspaper (for fear of staining ink, it is not recommended) to keep the bag in its original shape to prevent Deformation and creases, it is best to stand upright, keep a certain distance between the bag and the bag, so that they can breathe.

The difference between the first layer of cowhide and the second layer

The first layer of leather is the first layer of animal skin. It has the advantages of very good elasticity, strength and technological plasticity. It is the preferred material for high-end leather handbags brands;

The second layer of leather can be divided. There are two types. The first is the synthetic leather that is left over from the first layer of leather and is further processed artificially; the second is the first layer of poor quality, because the leather has too many flaws and scratches. , Can not be used directly, and the same artificially synthesized leather of poor quality

In this sense, the first layer of leather should be better than the second layer of leather. At present, the more common ones around us are The leathers of cattle, sheep, pigs and other animals. In addition, ostrich leather, crocodile leather, fox leather, and wolf leather are easier to identify, and cannot be made into two-layer leather. However, because the first layer leather is expensive, it has no plasticity and PU and composite leather. Therefore, PU and composite two-layer leather account for a larger share in the leather handbag market, and the price/performance ratio is stronger.

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