How to preserve wineskins?
To keep your wineskin with pitch lining, empty it of wine and air and without washing, store it in a cool, dry and dark place in a horizontal position; for later use, apply gentle heat (hair dryer, heater, etc.) and blow through the rim to separate the walls of the wineskin, but always do it gently and without forcing the wineskin. When you do not use your boot with latex interior, you should keep it washed and a little swollen, so that the latex does not stick. Our wineskins include a small manual of use and conservation.
What to do if the walls of the pitch wineskin have stuck together?
To separate them, heat the wineskin gently with a hair dryer or a heater at medium temperature and try to blow gently through the rim, because we do not want to force the pitch to come off until both walls come off. Repeat the operation if it does not work the first time.
What to do if the pitch wineskin gets stuck somewhere?
If it is in the first uses and in the area of the seam, it is because it is dry, but with the use, it will stop to be stuck. If it is sticking somewhere else, it may be because it has lost or detached part of the pitch that waterproofed the wineskin, in this case, with the wineskin empty, heat it with a hair dryer around the sticking area and on both walls, and then massage it with your fingers trying to bring the pitch around the area where it has been lost. This can be a laborious task, but with perseverance, it can be achieved.