Picture this: You just went shopping and found yourself the most gorgeous leather bag. You love it, dare we say…it’s the perfect purse! It’ll be just the accessory you need to complete your look for a fun night out with friends.
Fast forward to that evening, you’re pairing your purse with a cute top, high heels and dark wash jeans. But oh no! You look down and see that your beloved new bag is now covered in denim stains.
The blue dye from your jeans has rubbed off onto the leather of your purse! Fashion gods…why! Why must you torture us so?!
Do not fret! We’ve got the solution for your on how to remove denim stains from your purse and we promise, it’s easier than you think. All you need are a few supplies and a little patience and your bag will look brand new.
How To Remove Denim Stains From Your Purse
Use Dish Soap
Try using a gentle dish soap mixed with warm water to create some suds. Get a washcloth and dampen with the soap and water mixture and gently rub the stain on the leather purse.
Be sure to use a white washcloth, or at least not a colored one on anything neutral, to avoid more color transfer. Dry the purse off with a paper towel.
Makeup Remover Wipes
Using alcohol free makeup remover wipes will help to lift some of the stain off of a leather purse. Rub gently to remove the stain and dry with a paper towel to remove any residual product.
A classic leather cleaner like Honey Leather Cleaner, is a great way to remove stains. Similar to using dish soap, use a white lint-free washcloth to gently rub the cleaner onto the spot.
Always keep in mind when using any of these methods that once the dye starts to transfer to your wipe or washcloth, to move to a clean part of it so that you aren’t re-transferring the dye back onto your purse.
You can also prevent this from happening by washing your denim before wearing. While you may still get transfer, this will reduce the risk greatly.
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