How to remove stains from nylon bag


For those who truly adore their nylon bags, it is important to keep them clean and free from stains especially if used daily. Many choose nylon bags for their durability and sturdiness. Nevertheless, if you do not clean your nylon bag regularly, its lifespan will be significantly reduced. Read further to learn the different methods to clean and remove stains from your nylon bag.

Soap and water

If you are using your nylon bag regularly, use the soap and water method. 

  • Remove all the contents from your nylon bag and unzip all compartments before washing. 
  • Fill a sink or bowl with warm water. Add a few drops of mild laundry soap into the water and stir to create a foamy solution.
  • Soak your nylon bag into this foamy solution for at least an hour.
  • After an hour, remove your nylon bag. Use a damp cloth and rub at the stains. For a stubborn stain, use an old toothbrush to scrub the stain until it vanishes. 
  • Fill the sink or basin with fresh, warm water. 
  • Rinse your nylon bag thoroughly with warm water. 
  • Wipe the entire bag with a dry towel or cloth, including the interior as well as the pockets and all compartments. 
  • Hang your nylon bag outside to air dry. Avoid exposing it under direct sunlight since the color might fade. 

Baby wipes

If you see any stains, marks, or spills on your nylon bag, use baby wipes to clean them up. 

  • Take out all the contents of your nylon bag.
  • Use baby wipes and gently scrub on the stains or spills on your nylon bag.
  • For a stubborn stain, squirt a pump of mild handwashing soap on your baby wipe and scrub the stained surface.
  • Use another baby wipe to get rid of the leftover soap residue. 
  • Wipe the entire bag with a clean cloth or towel.

Talcum powder

If your nylon bag ends up with an oil-based stain or spill, use talcum powder to clean it.

  • Remove all the contents of your bag.
  • Use a soft cloth and wipe the oil stain or spill, but do not rub too hard.
  • Sprinkle talcum powder directly on the stained surface.
  • Let it sit for a few minutes to allow the talcum powder to soak up the oil.
  • Use a toothbrush and carefully sweep away the talcum powder.
  • For a persistent stain, repeat the steps using the talcum powder and toothbrush.
  • Once the stains are gone, wash your nylon bag.
  • You can place it in a washing machine and run a normal spin cycle using the coldest water setting or wash it by hand. 
  • Prepare a soap water solution and allow your bag to soak. 
  • Allow your bag to air dry by hanging it outside.

Alcohol

You can also use rubbing alcohol or isopropyl alcohol to clean your nylon bag. 

  • Use a toothbrush and carefully brush on the stained surface.
  • Squirt a small amount of mild detergent on the stained area. Use a microfiber cloth to scrub out any stains.
  • Pour a few drops of rubbing alcohol or isopropyl alcohol directly on stubborn stains.
  • Use a clean cloth to blot away the stains.
  • Use a hairdryer on the lowest heat setting to dry your bag.
  • Wash your nylon bag in the washing machine and hang it to air dry.

How do you get stains out of a Longchamp bag?

The Longchamp bags have been stylish and practical at the same time. The bags became quite popular in the past few years. If you are using one daily, your bag is exposed to stains and general dirt. 

Sadly, your Longchamp bag can end up with an unappealing stain at some point. Simply follow these techniques to effectively remove stains. 

  • Soak a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and rub on the stained surface until it vanishes. Be careful to only rub on the stain.
  • For a stubborn stain, prepare a paste by mixing ½ cream of tartar and ½ lemon juice. Apply on the stain and let it sit for 10 minutes. Use a clean, dry cloth to get rid of any excess paste. 

How do you clean a Radley Nylon bag?

If you have a Radley nylon bag, you might have been taking it wherever you go, so it must look and stay in the best condition. When it comes to nylon handbags, they can resist wind, water, and other forms of damage. Nevertheless, they can attract stains and dirt after a few weeks of continuous use. A nylon bag does not need special attention, but once it gets grimy, you should clean it up with soapy water. 

  • Remove everything outside of your nylon bag. Turn it upside-down and shake a few times to remove any dirt and other debris.
  • In a bowl, fill it with lukewarm water and add several drops of mild liquid soap. Stir until suds appear. 
  • Saturate a rag or towel with the foamy water. Wring out the excess liquid. 
  • Wipe the surface of your nylon handbag with a moist towel. This will help gently eliminate most debris. When it comes to stubborn stains, place mild pressure, and rub until the stain vanishes. If the stain lingers, scrub the site with a damp stiff-bristled brush.
  • Blot the bag with a clean towel to get rid of excess moisture. 
  • Allow the bag to air dry.

Can nylon bags be washed

Many are often skeptical of whether to wash their nylon bags in a washing machine. The truth is that you can do so but make sure that you will read the care label first. 

Different manufacturers will provide varying cleaning instructions. As long as your nylon bag is safe to be placed in a washing machine, you can use a reliable detergent to clean it without any damage. If there are specific instructions on how to wash your bag, follow them to avoid any discoloration or damage to your nylon bag while cleaning.

If your nylon bag is washing machine safe, simply follow these steps. 

  • Empty all the contents from your nylon bag.
  • Shake it out to get rid of any dirt or debris inside your bag. 
  • Set your washing machine in the coldest temperature setting. This will ensure that any marks or stains will not set on your bag.
  • Add half the amount of laundry soap for a small load of laundry.
  • Wash your nylon bag using the standard spin cycle setting just like with your clothes. 
  • Remove your bag from the washing machine and hang it to air dry. Do not place your bag in the dryer since it will damage it. Additionally, do not place your nylon bag under direct sunlight to prevent the color from fading.

Final thoughts

Nylons bags are durable and can endure daily use. Although these bags require minimal maintenance, you should clean them once you discover undesirable stains. With the different techniques described on how to remove stains from your nylon bag, you can readily clean your bag and keep them looking good as new.

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Michael René, consultant, is the leading stain removal expert in Denmark. Read about him and the rest of the team here

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