There is no doubt that getting your leather wallet wet can be a real bummer. Apart from stretching and deforming it, water can damage the leather in a permanent fashion. Take into account, though, that, 90 percent of the time, these negative outcomes can be prevented by drying the leather wallet correctly. In order to help you learn how to do this, the present tutorial will provide step by step instructions on how to dry a leather wallet.
Things You Will Need to Follow This Tutorial
In order to follow this step by step tutorial, you will need the following items:
• A clean, dry piece of cloth.
• A bowl.
• Some lukewarm water.
• Leather conditioner.
Drying a Leather Wallet
1. Remove the Wallet’s Contents
Before going any further, take everything out of your wet leather wallet. If you have done it already, check again and get rid of debris such as small pieces of paper, pieces of lint or anything else.
2. Wipe It Down
Before letting the wallet dry naturally, use a dry lint-free cloth to manually wipe down the wallet. If possible, use a cloth that is absorbent. Get in the pockets and slots but be careful not to damage or stretch out the leather.
3. Let the Wallet Dry
Even if it seems counter-intuitive, let the wallet dry in a closed position. While it is closed, hang it from a clothing line. Do not use a blow dryer or any other method to dry the wallet quicker. Wait not until the wallet is completely dry but until it’s damp instead of soaked.
4. Condition It
Once the majority of the humidity has evaporated and the wallet is only damp, it is time to condition your leather wallet. Apply a conditioner using a cloth. Be thorough and patient.
By following this step by step tutorial carefully, you will be able to dry a wet leather wallet without damaging or deforming it. Remember that the same basic steps can be used to dry any piece of apparel made of leather.
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