Alcohol On From Leather Bag – How to Remove

Alcohol On From Leather Bag  – We all know that alcohol is bad for our health, but it is also bad for our leather bags and accessories. It can leave an unpleasant stain and ruin your favorite leather bag, wallet, or belt.

What to do when you spill alcohol on a leather bag

If you spill an alcoholic beverage on your leather bag, jacket, or other accessories, it could completely ruin it. Also, with the pandemic, we have been spraying alcohol on our hands and other things that are in contact with other people. Unfortunately, most of us have experienced this problem. That is why we will tackle this issue, and dig deep into this problem and its solution.

How to clean alcohol from your leather bag

First of all, we have to say that it is imperative to start removing alcohol from your leather bag, wallet or belt as soon as the incident has occurred. Always remember that you have to be extra cautious when cleaning your leather.

Before cleaning, prepare these things:

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

Now, let’s get to creating our magical mixture. Mix 1 teaspoon of vinegar with 2 teaspoons of lukewarm water. Apply a small amount of this liquid to the spot to neutralize the remaining stains. The next step is to place a spongy pad over the area that has a stain. On top of that, you should put some weight and leave it like that for several hours. Let it completely dry. When this is done, you should wet the stained area again and put just a small amount of dishwashing soap or any other mild soap. This will remove the unpleasant smell of the vinegar. Then softly brush the area in a circular motion.

And, voila, the leather is restored. 

Can alcohol dry out leather?

Ethanol evaporates very quickly leaving that part of leather in dire need of hydration. If not attended for a longer period it can crack. Still, make sure to clean your stain on time to be sure that the worst doesn’t happen. When a stain dries out it gets much worse. When this happens, there is no coming back. 

Can I use rubbing alcohol on my leather bag?

Rubbing alcohol is isopropyl alcohol and it is used in the medical field, but also for removing stains from fabric. This kind of alcohol is less likely to damage leather than ethanol alcohol. Its molecules are larger and will not be evaporating so quickly, but, still, it has some drawbacks. It will dry out the material and make more harm than good.

Can I distress my leather accessories with alcohol

Leather that is naturally distressed has a great patina of time and looks great. But if you have just a small (or a larger) part of your bag or jacket that had a stain and becomes distressed will look rather sloppy. And that is not the image you want people to have of you. That is why you should take good care of your leather. Don’t use harsh chemicals. Your bag could even lose color.