High-quality leather products can be a costly investment, and owners will likely want to preserve their new leather product from any sort of damage or staining. Although the owner of a leather product cannot guarantee that it will never be marked, smudged, or scratched, they can take some proactive measures to avoid certain high-risk substances and situations that could ruin it! read on to know how to keep your leather products forever new:

KEEP YOUR LEATHER PRODUCTS FOREVER NEW

WATER

Leather satchels should not be allowed to get wet but if they do, they should be wiped with a dry cloth and allowed to dry naturally. If your satchel gets wet then never force-dry the leather by using heat. Do not place on radiators or use hair dryers, simply leave it in a place that is normal room temperature until it dries naturally.

DUST AND DIRT

If there’s small dirt marks on the finished side of the leather then usually a little warm water and a little elbow grease will do the trick of getting rid of them. The key to removing dirt and other such marks is not to use too much pressure, it’s much better to lightly rub a mark 100 times with low pressure than 10 times with a lot of pressure. The high pressure maybe likely to remove the finish and damage the leather.

DRYNESS

If leather gets too dry: Rub something moist into it. Pick a leather dressing or cream, preferably recommended by the maker. Leathers can have paints, waxes, oils and all sorts of things applied to their surface, so you probably want to pick something similar to how it came.

STORAGE

Keep your leather bags stored in places that are dry and clean when you’re not using them, ideally in the specially designed dust bag that came with your bag to help protect it. They should be kept out of direct sunlight and in a closet or other area with good airflow and low humidity. Sunlight may fade and dry out leather. High humidity can lead to mildew on leather luggage.