CARING FOR THE BAG
If you’re ordering a custom painted handbag, from me or anyone else, it’s critical that you take care of it afterwards. Any hand painted bag is an artwork comprised of paint on the original leather or canvas of the bag. It can be damaged, it can stain, and the paint can flake, peel, or scratch. If you take care of your custom bag, it can and will last for decades. This blog will walk through everything you need to know to maintain your custom painted bag so it stays beautiful for as long as possible.
CARING FOR THE ARTWORK
Bags customized with Angelus leather Paint are easy to care for, but you should avoid water, heat sources, and you should avoid scratching it. Your custom paint is vulnerable to many of the same things that leather is, so most normal bag care is enough to keep your bespoke pattern or design in good condition.
Do not scratch the paint, it will come off
Do not iron
Do not clean with acetone or alcohol
Keep the paint away from denim. Denim can bleed and stain the colors in the paint
Keep the paint away from glass
Keep the paint away from other paint
Do not store the bag in direct sunlight
Use a dustbag & a bag pillow while storing your bag. (You will get a dutsbag & plastic bagpillow with every original Linchy bag you order from my website)
Essentially, you should keep the paint away from hard glass surfaces, make sure you don’t store two custom handbags with the paint touching, and make sure your bag isn’t stored touching denim. Other than that, your care options should be exactly the same as with your handbag without a custom painting.
You can clean your custom painted bag with a damp cloth of soapy water, as the paint is waterproof. Your bag might not be, so check that also.
Taking a little extra time to keep your custom handbag clean will keep it looking beautiful for years into the future. Storing your bag with care, in a dustbag, and hopefully hanging, will also preserve the shape, so your bag continues to look new. Alo use a handbag pillow so your bag holds its shape. This can also help prevent paint from cracking if your customization is on a large piece of leather.
And most of all ENJOY your bag!