PROTECT & MOISTURIZE
We recommend you treat your O My Bag with a weather-proofing spray every 2-4 weeks, more often for light-colored products and less for medium-dark tones. This helps to repel moisture and give your bag a longer life. We also advise you to moisturize your leather O My Bag every 3 months. Moisturizing will help to reduce scratches and ensure the leather will not dry out over time. Our preferred options for leather care can be found on our Care Products Page.
More information on how to care for your O My Bag can be found in our Care & Repair Guide.
Leather is a living and natural material. Therefore, it is best to avoid humidity or rain. Small bubbles created by moisture will fade naturally.
Do not use heat to dry your O My Bag. Just let it dry naturally and away from radiators. Direct heat will dry out the leather.
When using other leather treatments, always test the product in an inconspicuous area of your bag first, before applying to the entire bag.
When not in use, store your bag in its original dust bag away from moisture and variations of heat or cold.
SOFT GRAIN LEATHER
Pen marks are unfortunately one of the toughest stains to get off leather. If you’ve accidentally marked your bag with a pen, the best you can do is act quickly to remove the stain. Use a leather lotion and rub the mark immediately, but please be aware there is always the risk that you will spread the ink, especially if it’s a new bag and not very worn. The other thing you can try is using a pen eraser (usually the blue part of an eraser) to scratch off the leather slightly which may remove the mark.
Did your water bottle leak in your bag and leave a mean water stain? We recommend using the ‘Famaco Saddle Soap‘ on water marks. Using a cloth, apply a small pea-sized amount of the gel to the affected area and rub slowly in circular motion. Try to spread it evenly across that area of the bag, and then let it dry naturally.
The key to removing olive oil spots is to do it as soon as the stain is made. Using a mix of olive oil and water, spread the mixture evenly over the whole bag or leather item. The oil in the mixture will blend the edges of the stain outwards and the water will help to dilute the mark. Please note this does darken the leather slightly, but reduces the prominence of the stain. Be careful not to put too much, and start with a small amount, gradually applying more where needed. And remember that as time goes on, the leather will evolve and likely darken, meaning the stain will eventually blend.
If your light-colored bag gets darker on spots that have rubbed on your clothing we suggest cleaning these areas with ‘Famaco Saddle Soap‘. Use a cloth to apply a small pea-sized amount of the gel to the affected area and rub slowly in circular motion. Spread it evenly across that area of the bag, and then leave it to air dry. Afterwards apply the correct leather lotion for moisturizing (see our ‘Care Products‘ page for instructions).
STAINS ON SUÈDE
If the stain is dry, grab a pencil eraser. Work the eraser over the stain, making small circular motions and applying light pressure. Brush the suède to restore the fibres (nap) once the stain is gone. Stain still there? Head to the pantry for some white vinegar. Pour a little bit onto a clean, dry cloth, and rub the vinegar into the stained suède. Let the suède air dry, and then brush the spot to remove any lingering marks.
This quick fix-it guide helps you to repair small defects yourself. If the problem is beyond your own repair skills, give the bag to us and we will repair the bag for free or a small fee (depends on the time of purchase).