Well...How did it go?
Thanks for the update! I am just getting into rehabbing and am trying to learn as much as fast as I can...I never would have thought to put a purse through a wash cycle a few months ago!! I hope you find the right product to get the leather back to your liking!Well...
Not completely good, but not completely bad so I haven't wanted to venture back to this conversation.
It is super clean and smells great like fresh linen (it was pretty dingy and had a stank before). I dried it for 2 days with rolled towels in it to restore the shape (worked great) and left it in a warm room no where near a heat source or blowing fan (I keep the room warm with a Dyson heating fan, but they were no where near each other).
However, the leather is not as buttery as it was. It is still very nice, but it did lose a certain something. I treated it several times during the drying process with Bickmore 4, and I thought it was going to be fine until it was completely dry. Since the Bick 4 didn't quite do it, I ordered some Apple Leather Care which I haven't used yet.
My teenage daughter has since taken complete possession of it, but I do want to treat it again with Apple to see if I can get back that super buttery touch.
If anyone has another product suggestion, I am all ears.
I am also curious if the element of time and touch will help it return to its original feel.
The other option I toyed with was taping off the leather and using foaming furniture cleaner. I don't know if that would have been better or worse.
Was it a mistake? I don't know. Something had to be done with it. I was afraid to take it to a dry cleaner. I took a stab and would say I am 80% satisfied.
What are you currently working on? About to work on? Just finished working on? (Pick one!).Thanks for the update! I am just getting into rehabbing and am trying to learn as much as fast as I can...I never would have thought to put a purse through a wash cycle a few months ago!! I hope you find the right product to get the leather back to your liking!