General rules on Shoe care
1. Always remove surface dust with a slightly damp cloth before applying any polish or protector.
2. Never apply polish when shoes are wet.
3. Always allow shoes to dry naturally (Never use direct heat such as radiators, etc.)
Remove surface dust with slightly damp cloth, allow drying naturally and applying either a good wax polish such as Kiwi or a cream.
Nubuck / Snuffed Leather
Remove excess dirt with a slightly damp cloth. Use a Nubuck cleaning block as directed on the package. Spray with Protector to help against staining and improve water repellence. For heavily marked and grubby shoes use a Nubuck shampoo.
Remove excess dirt with a slightly damp cloth. Clean with a canvas cleaner spray following the instructions on the packaging. After cleaning and allowing drying, spraying with protector will help to prevent staining on the canvas. Leather, suede and fabric sport shoes can be cleaned with Punch Sports gel.
Oil Snuffed Leather / Oily Nubucks
Remove dirt with a slightly damp cloth. Allow to dry naturally. Spray with protector to help protect against further soiling or apply Leather gel to clean, and lightly brush with a nubuck brush.
Remove excess dirt with a slightly damp cloth. Use Dasco Wax Leather Cleaner as directed on the package. Apply with a soft clean cloth. Once dry, the nap of the waxy nubuck leathers can be restored by gently brushing with a soft nubuck brush.
Keeping your white purses white can be difficult. I don't recommend using light colored purses for traveling or under conditions that you are unsure of the environment they will be exposed to. Use black or dark purses under these circumstances.
As you can see, most general dirt and grime can be removed to make that white bag one of your favorites again.
Here are a few tips to manage some popular luggage types, to help you clean your luggage after each trip to keep it neat, tidy, and free of spots or odours.
Leather: Never get leather too wet, since moisture can cause damage. Take a damp cloth and wipe away surface spots. You can buy leather conditioner from a shoe store, department store, or a leather goods store. Be sure to check and follow directions on the can to condition the leather and make it last.
Plastic / soft vinyl: Always remove any spots as soon as possible with an all-purpose cleaner. But if that does not work, you need to use the same solution with a nylon backed scrub sponge or a nonabrasive cleaner. Then, to make it look good and protect it, try a silicone conditioner.
Nylon or other synthetic fabrics: Use carpet or upholstery cleaner, but make sure you don't get it too wet. Sponge the solution lightly by working from the middle to the edges. Then apply a non-abrasive cleaner to non-greasy spots before you wash them, and dry cleaning treatment K2R or a degreaser should take care of any greasy or oily areas.
Canvas: It can be cleaned in the washing machine by using warm water, and then tumble dry it long enough to get the wrinkles out. Don't wad up your bag and leave it lying wet somewhere or it will become mildewed and your zippers might rust. After you have cleaned your bag, you might want to apply a protective sealer.
Aluminium: Clean it by using a mild cleanser and gently go over the entire bag, then rinse it off and dry with clean towels. That is about all you have to do, which makes this substance nice to have with luggage.
Donít forget the inside of your luggage. If you spill anything inside, clean it up right away. You can also use a vacuum on the inside. Try carpet and upholstery cleaner and keep baking soda on hand for deodorizing the bag.