How to repair a leather or imitation leather bag and leave it like new

Bags   are a very important part of our daily look. In addition to being very comfortable, they are the perfect complement to any outfit, so much so that they are a true obsession for many people.

Leather or imitation leather bags   are undoubtedly among the most elegant, but they only have one defect: over time they tend   to “peel”, stain or fall apart   , creating a truly unsightly effect that often leads us to throw them away.

However, nothing is lost, and with the right advice it is possible to recover   a damaged leather or imitation leather bag and   give it a new look.

Fix a bag with dish soap and an eraser

Dish soap is perfect for removing stains from leather or synthetic bags that are falling apart or peeling. The eraser (strictly white) is useful for repairing dedicated materials, as it helps to glue and hide cuts and cracks.

  1. Put on gloves and mix 250 ml of water with 5 ml of dish soap.
  2. Dip a clean toothbrush into the solution, then gently scrub the surface. of the bag, emphasizing the scratched areas.
  3. Use a clean, soft cloth (lint-free) to remove soap from the bag.
  4. Apply a white eraser to any cracks and peeling areas of the bag. Use a brush to apply the eraser to damaged surfaces.
  5. Let the rubber dry, then paint the stains with a shoe and bag polish (pay attention to the color choice). Apply the varnish carefully and using a toothbrush.

Method with vinegar, baking soda and moisturizing cream

A moisturizer can also be used to repair a torn bag. Follow the instructions on how to apply this method to recover peeling or damaged leather or synthetic leather bags.

  1. Mix 130 ml of water with 130 ml of vinegar.
  2. Dip a clean cloth into the solution and use it to wipe the bag.
  3. Let the bag dry, then mix 250 ml of water with two tablespoons of baking soda.
  4. Dip a clean cloth into the baking soda solution and gently apply it to the surface of the bag.
  5. Wait for the bag to dry again, then apply moisturizer. Use your fingers to apply it all over the outside of the bag.
  6. When the bag has absorbed the cream, the cracks and peelings will be completely hidden.

Leather Filler Paste Method

This method is undoubtedly one of the most effective and is also applied by professionals. There are many filling pastes for leather on the market, a product that is easy to apply and very effective to give a new look to our leather or synthetic material objects.

  1. Wipe the surface of the bag with a cloth dampened with water and all-purpose liquid soap.
  2. Let the bag dry, then apply small amounts of filler paste to the peeled areas of the bag.
  3. Use a brush to evenly distribute the paste. Let dry completely.

Now that you know how   to recover a peeled or shredded leather or synthetic leather bag   , immediately try one of the methods described above to make it look like new again and you can reuse it.