Every day you rely on your leather wallet to keep your money, credit cards and driver’s license safe. Yet because of this everyday handling, your wallet picks up all the oil and dirt from your hands. You may even occasionally drop it into something sticky or spill something on it. Proper cleaning can help keep your wallet looking like new for many years to come. These steps are simple, but will make a tremendous difference in the longevity of your wallet.
Choose the Right Cleaner
Properly cleaning your leather wallet begins with the right product. Leather Honey Leather Cleaner is a safe, non-toxic cleaner that will loosen all grit and grime from your wallet and let it shine like new again. When combined with Leather Honey Leather Conditioner, Leather Honey Leather Cleaner is the ideal tool for cleaning your leather products.
Prepare the Area
Because leather wallets are small, you will want to place some newspaper under it to protect the surface where you are conditioning against any excess cleaner dripping off. You do not need to do any advanced preparation on the wallet itself, as the leather cleaner will do all of the work for you — unless it has mildew damage. If you notice mildew, spray the leather with a combination of apple cider vinegar and water to kill it.
Dilute your Leather Honey Leather Cleaner in a 1:8 ratio of cleaner to water, which would be 1 ounce (two tablespoons) of the cleaner to 8 ounces (one cup) of water. Add this to a spray bottle for easy application.
Steps for Cleaning
Now that your area and cleaner are ready, you are ready to begin:
1. Spray a small amount of the cleaner onto a dry Lint-Free Application Cloth.
2. Use the application cloth or brush to work it into the nooks and crannies of the wallet.
3. Wipe off the cleaner. Dirt, grit and grime will come off with the cleaner.
4. Allow the wallet to dry completely.
5. Follow up with Leather Honey Leather Conditioner. This will add moisture and provide a water-resistant barrier to protect the leather.
When you are finished with this process, you will be amazed at the difference it makes. Often with a simple cleaning and conditioning, you will breathe new life into your wallet, giving you many more years of use.