Preventing pale colours from getting grubby

goldfinch_uk

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Hi girls, can anyone tell me if there are any products that can help prevent pale coloured leathers from getting grubby or picking up dye from clothes? I've just bought a vanilla Brooke and will have to be even more careful with this colour than I am with my lemon Brooke!

Thanks :biggrin:
 

sarajane

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The best thing you can do is Collonil it to within an inch of its life. I also regularly use a leather nourisher, it seems to help build up a barrier.
The most important thing is never to let it rub against denim or any clothes where the die is not fast.
Finally, be really careful with pens - getting ink out is impossible!
Generally, my bags have to take their chances but I do take more care with lighter bags - I wouldn't put them on the floor in shops etc & I wouldn't let them come into contact with jeans.
I had an off white bag, used it a lot & it never marked & I definitely didn't treat it with kid gloves.
 

goldfinch_uk

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Dec 9, 2007
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Thanks Sarahjane - I'll get some nourisher, I colloniled my lemon Brooke to death but it already has a slight blue tinge on the back from jeans. I'm just glad I noticed it before it got a lot worse though! I was shocked really as I thought that the dye in those jeans was really fast, they've been washed loads.

I've got a VIP purse liner which just fits the Brooke perfectly, so hopefully the inside will stay clean too :smile:
 

chloe292

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Thanks Sarahjane - I'll get some nourisher, I colloniled my lemon Brooke to death but it already has a slight blue tinge on the back from jeans. I'm just glad I noticed it before it got a lot worse though! I was shocked really as I thought that the dye in those jeans was really fast, they've been washed loads.

I've got a VIP purse liner which just fits the Brooke perfectly, so hopefully the inside will stay clean too :smile:
My favourite 3 yr old well worn and faded jeans came off all over the back of my Paddy Loaf in craie. I have never recovered from the trauma, bloody bags just suck it up!
 

ditab

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Dec 13, 2006
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I'm going to use loads of Collonil on my vanilla Roxanne, once she comes out of the dustbag.

I guess the untreated leather is so porous it does just extract colour from fabric, doesn't it? I'm sure there are loads of posts on this but I'm being lazy so:

- what is the leather nourisher?
- do you use it on all darwin bags?
- isn't Mulberry's advice to not use a nourisher?
- do you just rub it in to the leather, let it dry and then spray with collonil?
- how regularly?


Thanks in advance :tup:
 

sarajane

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Nov 30, 2006
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Bath, UK
I'm going to use loads of Collonil on my vanilla Roxanne, once she comes out of the dustbag.

I guess the untreated leather is so porous it does just extract colour from fabric, doesn't it? I'm sure there are loads of posts on this but I'm being lazy so:

- what is the leather nourisher?
- do you use it on all darwin bags?
- isn't Mulberry's advice to not use a nourisher?
- do you just rub it in to the leather, let it dry and then spray with collonil?
- how regularly?


Thanks in advance :tup:
Any non-coloured leather cream is fine. I've a Mulberry one but any decent one will do.
I ignore what Mulberry say & use it on all my bags as it helps feed the leather rather than just protect them against water.
Rub it in liberally, leave for a while & buff with a soft cloth. If you're unsure about using it, try it on a small area first & see if you're happy with the result.