Many personalized wallets are made of leather as it is one of the most compatible materials to be personalized. Recipients of such a thoughtful and useful present as a personalized leather wallet will want to hold on to it and use it for many years. There is no way to stop the natural aging process that occurs in genuine leather wallets over time, but there are some things you can do to ensure that your wallet receives the necessary preventative care. 

Treating leather products with extreme care is essential to ensure their long-term durability. Even though leather wallets and shoes are supposed to be cleaned daily, we often forget to do so. This causes them to lose their condition over the years.

How To Take Care of Personalized Wallets

Even though it is fairly durable, natural leather is subject to its own unique set of requirements. Additionally, the time is right to start implementing a few tactics to maintain the beauty of your unique wallet as soon as you have it.

The steps outlined below should be followed to ensure you get the most out of your brand-new leather wallet.

Limit water exposure

This one may be self-explanatory, but you shouldn’t go swimming while carrying your wallet. Your wallet will not be harmed by brief exposure to water; however, prolonged exposure can cause your wallet to become rigid, crack, and fade to an unattractive color over time. Light splashes will not cause damage. You’ll understand this if you’ve ever been swimming while wearing rainbow-colored sunglasses.

Clean your wallet

Once you notice that your leather wallet is starting to look a little bit grimier than usual, cleaning it is the greatest thing you can do for it. There is a good chance that dust, debris, and various stains and scuffs will appear. When gently cleaning the exterior of your men’s wallet, all you need is a soft cloth and a leather cleaner.

To remove the cleaner from the surface, use a second damp towel. Use a towel to dry it, and then allow your personalized wallets to air dry with the flap closed and resting.

Make sure the products you choose are intended for leather.

Check the product you intend to use on your leather wallet to see if it was designed for leather goods. You wouldn’t need to worry about damaging your wallet if it was. When cleaning our men’s wallets, for instance, we strongly advise against using baby wipes because these wipes contain several chemicals that could be detrimental to the leather.

Avoid extreme temperature

When exposed to high temperatures, leather deteriorates quickly. This includes avoiding putting a blow dryer on your wallet because doing so can lead to wrinkles you do not want.

Never overstuff your wallet.

If you enjoy the feeling of carrying about a large wallet, you might be doing more harm than good for yourself. When an excessive amount of cards or cash is placed in a wallet, the leather grain may stretch out. Unfortunately, once the leather grain has been stretched to its maximum capacity, the wallet cannot be returned to its original shape.

Avoid stressing your wallet or putting extra or too much weight on it.

Sitting on your wallet is unpleasant and puts unneeded stress on the leather, which can lead to wear and tear or even damage. It is entirely acceptable for you to keep your wallet in the back pocket of your pants at all times. Simply put, we strongly recommend that you put it away before you sit down.

Condition your wallet

However, if you want to ensure further that your wallet will last for a long time, applying a conditioner to it is one of the best preventative measures you can take. It’s the same thing as applying your skincare every night, so you wake up with a glow on your face. Cleaning your wallet is essential when it has built-up stains. We recommend giving your wallet a conditioning session at least once a month. It’s okay if you can’t get to it right away; even twice a year will help your wallet last longer by preventing it from drying up and improving its overall condition.

Personalized Wallets Conditioner

The first thing that should be mentioned is how essential it is to condition leather. First, you would need to identify what type of leather the personalized wallets are so you would know the best conditioner for your wallets, depending on the type of leather. For example, the leathers that have been vegetable tanned respond well to Mr. Lentz’s Spiff N’ Shine leather conditioner. All of Mr. Lentz’s products are vegetable tanned.

Everything relies on how the items are put to use. For instance, because it has a propensity to absorb the oils from your skin, it might be okay for quite some time if it is carried around in your pocket on a daily basis and is handled rather frequently. In most cases, you won’t need to apply any conditioner within the first six months to a year after using the product. 

If the items become wet, some of the oil may be removed as a result, and it may be necessary to apply a conditioner at this point. Gently press a very light coat of the product into the leather’s smooth side using your fingers or a soft towel. You can rub it into the flesh side or the rough back, but the oil may not spread as evenly and will soak more quickly.

Be sure to apply it to all of the edges, creases, and slots, as well as any other areas of the product that sees a lot of motion that could cause wear and tear. 

Last but not least, the oil ought to be entirely absorbed if you let it alone for anything between a few minutes to twenty minutes. If a strong coat was applied, it could take up to two days for the oils to distribute themselves evenly throughout the products.