Leather belts are among the most versatile of accessories you can get your hands on. They're both fashion items as well as practical apparel. A belt allows you to make a stylish fashion statement while at the same time they're handy for tying everything together literally as well as fashionably. You can use them for a formal outfit with a necktie and suit to keep your pants on or to tie together your casual outfit.
With that said, here's what you need to do in order to properly clean and maintain the integrity of your belt.
Keep Your Belts in Mint Condition
- Warm Water Basin for Hand Washing: Get a basin, liquid soap flakes, and a towel. The basin should be large enough to do regular hand washing. Your sink can work too as long as you have a drain plug. Fill the container with warm water and pour a capful of liquid soap flakes in it.
- Immerse the Belt in Soap Water: Immerse your belt in the warm soapy water then wash it there. Do your washing carefully, as though you're hand-washing wool or silk. Remove light dirt stains on your belt through gentle rubbing of the areas that are soiled.
- Liquid Soap Flakes in Action: As for the liquid soap flakes, they should immediately get to work and give you spectacular results once the dirt is fully washed away. After your belt is clean, rinse it some more with fresh clean water that's not necessarily warm but more lukewarm or tepid.
- Drying Your Belt with a Towel: Use a fluffy cotton towel or a lint-free microfiber towel to dry your belt. Afterwards, hang it to air-dry overnight. Don't use a blow drier to dry it faster though; that's asking for trouble. Soon, your finished article should look good as new.
- Belt Maintenance: To keep stains and dirt from staining and dirtying your belt, you should shield it from such sordid affairs with the assistance of your KevianClean Leather Cleaner that also protects your belt afterwards like wax does a freshly washed car.
- When to Wash Your Leather Belts: Once or twice a year should be enough. Even if you regularly use your belt, it should withstand a little dirt until you clean it in general. You should also avoid "overcleaning" it in light of what excessive water exposure does to leather.
- What to Look for in a Belt Cleaner: Liquid soap flakes are pure soap derived from sunflower oil with no fragrances or additives, which makes them perfect for those with sensitive skin and allergies galore. KevianClean Leather Cleaner, in turn, is similarly environment-friendly with no harsh chemicals in it that can dry out your belt or your sinuses.