What To Do When Your Wallet Gets Wet
Here at Baurdi, we've had a few inquiries (more like panic attacks) about what to do when your wallet gets wet. No one wants an accidental trip through the washing machine to turn their prized wallet into a wrinkly hump of hide.
So, we've gone ahead and submerged a Baurdi Apex in water for about an hour, and showed you steps to take to make sure your wallet looks just as good as it did before it's bath.
The biggest factor here is the type of leather your wallet is made of. If you have cheap leather to begin with, the writing may be on the wall before you even begin. A quality full-grain leather is going to be naturally water-resistant because it is made from the outer layer of the hide, where they grain is strong and tight.
What you'll want to do first is to gently remove as much water as you can with a soft towel. Then, let the wallet air-dry naturally in it's closed position. Once it has dried, the wallet will want to return to this position naturally, so its best not to dry it while open.
Avoid using heat or fans. Drying the wallet out too quickly or at too high of a temperature can cause an undesired wrinkling effect within the hide, which is likely irreversible.
If you find your wallet to be really dry or tough after the fact (detergents in the washing machine can remove some of the hide's natural oils), feel free to apply a small amount of clear leather conditioner to your wallet to restore it's original texture and flexibility.