Repainting a Louis Vuitton Bag
A patron came to our handbag restoration expert with a stunning leather red and white Louis Vuitton handbag with a lattice pattern. This piece was one of their favourites, but it had unfortunately picked up marks from everyday wear. The marks were prominent and on the front of the bag. Our handbag restoration expert examined the bag and saw that it was not possible to remove these without damaging the outside of the bag. They pinpointed leather colour matching and painting as an alternative to cleaning. They mixed a leather paint that exactly matched the existing colour of the bag’s shell. In preparation for the leather painting, they taped all embellishments and the white strips across the piece to protect them. Then, they applied the paint carefully to the entire shell of the bag and waited for it to dry. The Louis Vuitton bag looked incredible following the treatment and our handbag restoration expert handed it back to its happy owner, who agreed that the piece looked as new.