Cleaning a Satin Purse Lining

We have all seen expensive name brand purses at garage sales and thrift stores for mere dollars due to the simple fact that the lining was stained with pen ink, makeup stains or even water marks.

Or even more heart breaking is purchasing an expensive purse to have an ink pen leave a mark on the lining.

Don’t fret, or pass up that deal you found. With a few household items those ink pen marks will be a memory. If this trick doesn’t completely erase the marks they will be barely noticeable.

First you will need,


Next, massage shaving cream into the lining. Make sure to use firm pressure on the stubborn spots.

Note: do not use this method on heavy ink stains. I will provide another method for these spots.





Let the shaving cream set for a minute or so and then use a soft, clean rag to remove the shaving cream.

If you have some stubborn stains, take a q-tip or cotton ball (depending on the size of the mark) and dip into the rubbing alcohol. Gently rub into the stain.

If the stain still persists, add a drop of Dawn dishwashing liquid on a small section of a terry washcloth. Next dip the rag with Dawn into vinegar. Rub into the stain well.

For stubborn stains I swap between the alcohol and Dawn/vinegar until the stain is removed.

Note: I always keep a half gallon of vinegar with lemon slices added to it handy. It usually only takes a week of allowing the lemons to sit in the vinegar before you can start smelling the lemon scent. You can even add oranges or grapefruit to the vinegar.

This vinegar mixture also cleans ceramic stovetops well.




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