Many people wonder how to clean a leather wallet. Any good leather wallet is a fashion investment. If you learn how to make yours last longer by cleaning it, you can have a family heirloom, and a great investment. Here’s the most important thing about cleaning leather: don’t use ammonia, or bleach based cleaners. Such cleaners will damage your surface. It’s also important to go easy on water, as it can stain your leather.
How to remove stains on your leather wallet
Nail polish remover/rubbing alcohol: This is an amazing way to get rid of ink stains, and scuffs. If you dip a cotton swab in nail polish remover, or rubbing alcohol, then you should lightly blot the stain on your mens leather wallet. Don’t rub it – because this can make the ink spread. It’s important to blot gently the leather wallet until the stain is removed. It’s good to wipe the leather wallet with a clean, damp cloth, and then dry it with a towel.
Baking Soda: If there is clean oil, or grease stains, then you should sprinkle baking soda, or cornstarch on the spot where the stain is. Rub it in, gently, and then with a damp cloth. After that, you should let the leather wallet sit for a few hours, or even leave it overnight.
Lemon Juice/Cream of Tartar: Mix equal parts of both of them into a paste. Apply this paste to a stained area, and then let this sit on the leather wallet for 30 minutes. You should use a damp cloth to remove the paste. Lemon juice, and cream of tartar, have a bleaching effect so you should only use this on light colored leather.
Once you get your leather wallet clean, apply condition to keep it from drying out + cracking. This will also make it resistant to future stains on the leather wallet. You can also buy a commercial leather conditioner to improve it. You should apply it to leather, and let it sit for 15 minutes, and then buff it with a soft cloth, until the leather is shining again.