Leather Care

Palacios Goerger

Posted on April 04 2017

Leather Care

How to Clean Your Rohmb?

A leather wallet has a certain appeal—a certain attraction—that other wallets don’t have. Of course, there are the innate qualities of leather to help a leather wallet really stand out against other kinds of material. Leather is tough, and can last a long time if properly cared for. Leather has a uniquely natural smell and feel.

Leather can be susceptible to stains and spots as they’re used outdoors frequently and often placed on the floor. Many people will simply use a regular soap or detergent to tackle the stains, but this is not a good idea – soap residue left on the leather can prevent the material from breathing, causing dry patches and cracking. Instead, follow these handy tips when you’re cleaning your leather bags or purses, testing these methods on a small area of your bag or purse first to make sure that it doesn’t damage your item.

  • Mix 1 part mild soap – such as a facial soap or very mild clothes detergent – with 8 parts water. It’s best to use bottled or distilled water, if possible, to avoid any particles in tap water.
  • Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray onto a sturdy cloth or sponge, preferably a microfibre cloth. Never spray directly onto the leather as this could cause oversaturation.
  • Gently wipe the stain, going with (rather than against) the grain of the leather.
  • Once the stain has dissolved, leave the wallet to dry naturally, away from direct sunlight.
  • After drying, wipe with a pea-sized amount of leather moisturiser to protect the material.

Aside from cleaning, regular leather conditioning will also help maintain the quality of your wallet. This is important, since it replaces the natural oils the leather loses over time due to exposure and use. If you fail to condition your leather wallet at least every six months or so, it will become stiff, dry, and unattractive. It should be noted, however, that cheap leather doesn’t really benefit from conditioning, as it is not high enough quality to begin with.

To condition your Rohmb, you simply need to purchase and apply a leather conditioner available commercially. There are plenty of leather conditioners out there to choose from, so make sure to read their descriptions and specific applications, and pick a conditioner that is best for you. A popular all-purpose leather conditioner is Chamberlain’s Leather Milk No. 1 which regularly retails for around $20-$25 for 8 oz.

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