In order to make the most of the extended use of our products, we strongly encourage all of our customers to prep our canvas, jute, and cotton- linen blend products by spraying them with ScotchGard Fabric and Upholstery Protector before use. Doing so helps to reduce future blemishes that are commonly unavoidable during repeated use.
How to Clean Your Canvas Tote
Remove Surface Dirt
As a first step to cleaning your canvas tote, use a dry, soft-bristled brush, such as a toothbrush, to brush off any loose dirt on the canvas.
Mix a Cleaning Solution
Use a mild detergent mixed with water as a cleaning solution. A dishwashing soap, small amount of laundry detergent, or a light spray of stain remover are all good options to use to create the cleaning solution. Using your brush, mix the water and soap until some bubbles start to form.
Scrub the Surface
Dip you brush into the soapy, bubble mixture and lightly scrub the dirty areas of the bag. Moving the brush in circular motions to work the cleaning solution to lossen the dirt and remove any stains. Try to keep away from any leather or metal elements, but if they do get wet, just bloth them dry with a clean cloth.
Rinse and Dry
You can rinse the scrubbed spot of the bag by running it under a small stream of water from a faucet. Once the stain and spots are cleaned, blot dry with a paper towel or cloth to soak up any remaining water, allowing any remaining moisture to dry naturally.
Can I wash my Canvas Tote in the washer?
We highly discourage our customers from washing their canvas totes in laundry instead of spot-treating as outlined above. Some of our customers have washed their bags in their washing machine and boasted good results, but we don’t recommend this as we cannot guarantee that some dyed canvas options won’t bleed or that the integrity or any leather in the product will withstand the trauma of being tossed around the washing tub.