- Dec 12, 2012
how do you guys clean your drummed and smooth leather celines and how often? Thank you!
Hi i know this is an year old post but i just wonder if your bag inside leather lining is flat when you first bought it? Mine in bulging just under where the two open pockets. It is like it not totally glued to the bag im worried coz the other side where there is zipper pocket the bottom of it is flat and neat but the other side its bulging.I just got my first ever Celine, a Mini Luggage in Smooth black leather. Do I need to protect or treat it with something first before I first use it?
I usually clean it maybe 2-4 times a year depending on usage. The leather can be over-cleaned and conditioned. In terms of how, I use my saphir cream or collonil cleaner...I find them to be best...use it on my hermes and chanel with no issues whatsoever. This is the Saphir I use http://amzn.to/2aEoy0B and Collonil http://amzn.to/2a7s96m.how do you guys clean your drummed and smooth leather celines and how often? Thank you!
Thanks so much for the information. I'm also planning to buy the red box bag calf leather. At least I know I can Use these products to lessen the scratches.Just wanna share my box bag horror story and my attempt to rescue. Today it's probably the 4th time I have used my red box bag. I've been very careful with the bag and actually thought that the box leather is not as delicate as everyone has told me....that is, until this morning when the zipper of my own thick coat left a scratch mark on the front flap as I leaned forward pressing against the bag which was on my lap while I was in hubby's car (I didn't zip up my coat...lesson learned I'll never wear zipper coat/jacket while using my box bag)! The scratch was about 1.5-2 inches long. I wouldn't say it was super deep but definitely deeper than the regular surface scratches....
When I got home, I first put very very small amount/thin layer of Balenciaga nourishing cream onto the scratch itself. I discovered that the Balenciaga cream works quite well to remove scratches on smooth leather when I tried to buff off a scratch on hubby's Paul Smith wallet. So while I normally use Cadillac leather cream on pretty much all my bags, I know that the Cadillac cream might not be enough since this scratch is a bit deeper than the regular surface scratches. After I put the Balenciaga nourishing cream directly onto the scratch mark, I buff it with the cloth that comes with the Balenciaga cream. Once I finished with this "more targeted treatment", I then condition the entire flap with the Cadillac cream, I then repeated with the Balenciaga cream specifically onto the mark again. I probably repeated these two steps alternating with these two products for about 3-4 times, now the scratch is definitely less obvious and neither cream changed the color or finish of the leather. While I know I probably won't be able to restore it back to how it was when it was completely scratch-free, at least it is now much less obvious and I'm happy with the result. Sorry I didn't take any before/after pics. Also, since I read so many good reviews on Blackrock for box leather, I plan to order one and try that as well. I think I'll keep working on this scratch mark from time to time so that it will blend in even more.
Hi, does anyone know where I can Cadillac, or Apple Leather Care in the UK? I have awful crackerling in the leather of my CelineDon't be afraid to use your beautiful new bag! There are products you can use to help PREVENT scratching, but on unfinished leather it is inevitable. Nevertheless, don't freak yourself out, as most may be surface ones you can rub out with a balm, like Cadillac, or "Apple Leather Care" (referred to below ), or "Colonil" is another product many people use here. Your local shoe/acessory shop may recommend a good product, and I will post about suede later in the week. Remember, it's not china, it is leather, so it is durable enought to USE! Way too pretty to keep boxed up!
IDK if waterproofing helps with that particular issue, but using a conditioner might. Those listed above (Apple, Cadillac, Colonil) have been said to work GREAT for preventative care. Waterproofing is a good idea also, yet for the strap in particular, conditioning is probably going to help prevent any kind of deteroriation, if any. I don't think that is as big of a problem with Celines as, for ex, Bal bags or PS1 bags. However, it could be that these bags are so new we just do not know yet.
I use Apple Leather Care Conditioner on my Celine bags. the Apple Leather Care Cleaner works too, provided you use a tiny dab at a time to get the stain out (and i should know because i accidentally got rojak sauce on it while out and about in a hawker centre i got the leather care product from lovingyourbags.com...Hello guys!! I am new to this forum and I just decided on my first branded bag to be Celine! I just got it 2 weeks back from Paris and would like to know what are the leather care that I can get in Singapore before I use my bag cos the Colour I chose is quite 'vulnerable'! Would very much appreciate any replies!!