The ultimate guide to cleaning Chanel lambskin leather

The ultimate guide to cleaning Chanel lambskin leather - Revive

Chanel lambskin leather is known for its luxurious soft feel and timeless elegance. Taking proper care of lambskin leather is essential to maintain its beauty and longevity. In this guide, we'll walk you through the step-by-step process of cleaning and preserving your cherished Chanel lambskin leather items.

Gather the Essential Supplies

Before you begin cleaning, ensure you have the following supplies handy:

  1. A soft, lint-free cloth.
  2. Mild leather cleaner (specifically designed for lambskin leather).
  3. Leather conditioner (recommended by the Chanel brand).
  4. Distilled water.
  5. Soft brush or toothbrush (with extra soft bristles).
  6. Cotton swabs.
  7. Leather protective spray (optional but recommended).

Test in an Inconspicuous Area

It's crucial to test any cleaning product or method in an inconspicuous spot on the leather item to ensure it doesn't cause any discoloration or damage. Choose a small, hidden area such as the interior lining or an inside flap.

Clean the surface

Start by gently wiping the lambskin leather item with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove any dust, dirt, or loose debris. This step helps prevent scratching during the cleaning process.

Removing stains

For surface stains, dampen a soft cloth with distilled water and gently blot the stained area. Avoid rubbing vigorously, as it may worsen the stain or damage the leather. If the stain persists, consult a professional leather cleaner or contact Chanel customer service for guidance. 

For stubborn stains or deeper cleaning, use a soft brush or toothbrush with extra soft bristles. Dampen the brush slightly with water or leather cleaner and gently scrub the affected area in circular motions. Remember to be gentle to avoid damaging the leather.

Cleaning the Entire Surface

To clean the entire surface of the lambskin leather item, use a mild leather cleaner recommended specifically for lambskin leather. Apply a small amount of cleaner to a soft cloth and gently wipe the leather in a circular motion. Be careful not to soak the leather; a little goes a long way. Focus on one small area at a time and work your way across the item.

Drying and Conditioning

After cleaning, allow the lambskin leather item to air dry naturally in a cool, well-ventilated area. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight or heat sources, as they can cause the leather to crack or fade. Once completely dry, apply a small amount of leather conditioner recommended by Chanel to restore moisture, suppleness, and shine to the leather.

Preservation and Protection

To maintain the beauty and longevity of your Chanel lambskin leather item, consider using a leather protective spray. This spray creates a barrier against moisture, stains, and everyday wear. However, it's important to test the spray on an inconspicuous area first and follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Remember to always refer to Chanel's specific care instructions for your particular item, as they may provide additional guidance. With proper maintenance, your Chanel lambskin leather will continue to exude elegance and style, becoming a cherished part of your wardrobe.