Leather apparel should be cleaned and stored with care once a year to keep its attractiveness. Taking care of leather clothing on your own might be difficult. Because they aren’t frequently worn regularly, they are prone to mold and mildew growth.
Mold and mildew on leather can be exceedingly difficult to remove, and you should avoid using any treatments or techniques that could harm your clothing. Continue reading to learn how to remove mold and mildew from leather.
There are a few things to keep in mind before you start treating your leather clothing or item yourself:
- Leather should never be washed in a washing machine or with detergent.
- Before using any cleaning products, always test a tiny section of the object.
- Always follow the manufacturer’s directions to the letter when using a leather cleaning product.
Depending on the location and age of the stain, some mold or mildew on leather can be readily removed. Follow these steps to test this method:
- Before you begin, make sure your leather clothing or item is dry.
- Gently wipe away the mold/mildew using a soft, damp cloth. (Dry goods only)
- Allow the item to air dry once more.
- Clean the entire item thoroughly with a leather cleaner or mild soap.
- Allow for thorough drying of the item.
Alternatively, a mild dish soap detergent and water can be used; apply the soap combination to the stain using a soft-bristled toothbrush and a dab of vinegar to help disinfect the stain. To avoid inhaling mold particles, you should use a mask.
Take your leather clothes to the local Boston dry cleaner, Utopia Cleaners, if cleaning it at home didn’t come out as well as you’d intended. Professional dry cleaners have equipment and products that significantly outperform at-home leather cleaning solutions. Don’t risk harming your precious items by allowing mold or mildew to grow on leather.
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