by Seo Singh April 12, 2022 3 min read

“How to” becomes your go-to when you wake up the next day after drinking alcohol. Clearly now we also know alcohol is not safe for your expensive leather too. Alcohol stains can look unpleasant on your favourite leather bag.


Now how do we tackle this?

Alcohol may totally ruin your leather bag or your jacket. Especially if your leather is low-quality. To tackle this problem in the first place, make sure you check out our wide range of leather bags that are made of high-quality leather and totally stain-proof.

Heading back to our main topic, alcohol stains should be cleaned as soon as possible. If left to dry, these stains can cause permanent damage to your leather bag.

Today we will be discussing in-depth how can we clean our favorite leather bags from nasty alcohol stains.

How to clean alcohol stains from a leather bag?

Cleaning Alcohol Leather Bag

There are millions of different methods to clean a leather bag. We will be showcasing a trusted one that leather experts would recommend. This technique is tried and tested over hundreds of leather bags and the results were always positive.

Always remember to be extra cautious with your leather if you are trying to clean something. You will need these requisites:

  1. Dry cloth
  2. White vinegar
  3. Dishwashing soap / any mild soap
  4. Bowl of warm water
  5. Soft brush

Mix 1 teaspoon of white vinegar to 2s of lukewarm water. Apply a small amount of the admixture and spot to neutralize any of the remaining stains. Place a spongy pad over the stained area and weigh it down for several hours. Allow drying completely.

Wet the stained area again and apply a little amount of mild soap to remove the vinegar smell. Softly brush the area in a circular motion and we are done!

We just got your leather restored.


Does alcohol dry out leather?

Alcohol can damage leather, but in most cases it cannot dry out your leather bag. Always make sure you ocean your stain on time so that you avoid the worst from happening. Drying out usually is the last stage where the stain gets even worse. At that stage, there is no coming back. Be cautious with your leather.

Can you use rubbing alcohol to clean leather?

Leather Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol can be used to clean leather and is good for drawing just about any stain. Rubbing alcohol works great on leather surfaces, whether it’s your couch or your leather bag!

We recommend soaking a small cotton ball or the tip of a washcloth in a light 50 concentration of isopropyl or ethyl alcohol. However, also you might even be better off using a cotton swab rather minimize any alcohol harm on the hide If it’s a small point.

Applying firm pressure with your fingertip sluggishly drops the stained area until you notice it beginning to lighten. Keep in mind that as long as the leather is wet it'll still look dark, so make sure you put it through short intervals, giving it time to dry in between recalling sessions.

And you will see your leather back in its good condition.

Does alcohol stretch leather?

Alcohol or any other stain would probably take away natural oils from your leather. It will never stretch your leather but can definitely permanently damage a single spot. With time never let those stains dry out. While you let those stains dry, they can be a reason that your leather is cracking.

Can you distress leather with alcohol?

A naturally distressed leather look always looks awesome. But a cleaned stain portion that becomes distressed is a big no. cleaning your leather bag with harsh chemicals can be dangerous. Your leather can lose its real colors.

Through this article, we have read that how leather can actually harm your leather bag. From cracking your leather to losing its natural oil. Alcohol can be your leather’s worst nightmare. Make sure you use our tips if you ever run into these issues in the future.

Seo Singh
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Karan Singh, AKA Seo Singh, is a Podcaster, Content Marketer, and SEO Consultant with 10+ years of experience. He also runs a content marketing agency and actively invests in Gyms, Salons, and E-commerce stores. Checkout more on https://seosingh.in/


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