More people have leather bags than they do leather furniture. Generally, the method for caring for your leather handbag is the same as leather furniture, twice a year general cleaning and frequent cleaning by wiping or dusting. The only difference is that you use different products. While you should never use leather furniture cleaner on a handbag (unless it specifies it cleans both furniture and bags), you can use a leather bag protector on furniture.
Leather bag protectors are specialized for the leather used for handbags, which is often not treated or protected the way furniture leather is. The bags are not treated so that the leather ages naturally, giving the handbag that unique look that everyone loves. Using this protector on your furniture is not recommended by some because leather furniture has been treated, and they are concerned about the effect of the protector on the furniture.
However, some other people do recommend using a good leather protector for handbags on the lower areas of leather furniture, or the areas which are most prone to dirt, dust, and stains. These are the areas closest to the floor, and against the wall. These special leather protectors are able to keep bags from becoming dirty or dusty or acquiring stains. This is very important for handbags since women tend to take them everywhere and put them on top of all sorts of surfaces, often making the bottom of the handbag very dirty and prone to stains. By using this type of protector on the lower parts of your leather furniture, you can prevent it from acquiring too much dirt and dust, which can embed itself in the letter and be difficult to clean.
Apply the bag protector to the lower sections of your furniture the same time you apply the leather furniture protector onto the rest of the furniture. This means you should be applying it twice a year, about every six months. In between applications, try to keep the furniture clean by regularly dusting or wiping the pieces with a microfiber cloth.
Before using a leather bag protector on your furniture, remember to do a spot test. This is standard for any cleaner, conditioner, polish, or protector you intend to use on your furniture. Applying it on an inconspicuous spot and waiting a day or two to see if it affected the color of the furniture in any way is a good idea.