While that new leather smell is something we all love, smelly leather is a whole different story. And if you have ever had to experience that bad leather smell, you would agree that getting rid of it can be a really tedious affair.
Thankfully, it doesn’t always have to be that way. With just a few little tricks, you can get that leather smell off your wallet and other leather items in no time.
Here’s how it’s done!
What You Need
You can use any of the three items mentioned below to get the job done.
- Vinegar-water solution
- Baking soda
- Commercial leather cleaning products
How to Go About It
Once you have any of the three items above, getting rid of that awful smelly leather odor becomes rather easy. All you need to do is wipe the wallet (or any other smelly leather item) with any of the substances listed above.
Using Vinegar-Water Solution
Vinegar-water solution is the most preferred option and works like magic. Add a little vinegar-water solution to a clean cloth and wipe the smelly leather wallet with it, and you’d find that the wallet no longer has that awful smell. This is a preferred choice because the vinegar-water solution is very easy to make ─ just mix water with some vinegar!
Using Baking Soda
Unable to get your hands on some vinegar-water solution? Then baking soda can also be used to absorb any bad other from your leather wallet. This can be done by simply placing the wallet in a container containing baking soda and leaving it for a brief period till the smell is gone.
Using Commercial Leather Cleaning Products
Unable to find either some vinegar or baking soda, then the last (but not least option is your best bet). Purchase a commercial leather cleaning product and apply it to your leather wallet. You might need to spend some money on buying the product, but you can rest assured it would definitely get the job done.
Find all three of the above options inaccessible to you? Well, you’ve got one last choice; wrap that smelly leather wallet with a newspaper. Yeah, you heard that right. Get the wallet wrapped up in an old newspaper. Soon enough, the newspaper would absorb the wallet’s nasty smell, and you would be left with a perfectly good wallet in no time. It might take a little longer than the other methods listed in this article, but it would still get the job done nicely enough.
Choose any of these four options and we guarantee you would have that leather smell off your wallet in no time.