How can mould be cleaned & removed from leather furniture?

This is a question we get asked quite often. If your leather furniture has mould on it you will need to get to the bottom of what has caused it. Usually the most common causes of mould are dampness and lack of ventilation in the area the furniture is being kept or stored.

Once the source of the problem is identified, you can remove the mould and mildew once and for all.

Here’s How:

  1. Dry out leather furniture  in warm room until completely dry.
  2. Remove surface mold with damp cloth (mould will wipe off if the leather has been dried out completely).
  3. Allow leather to dry completely for a second time.
  4. Clean dried leather thoroughly with leather cleaner
  5. Keep leather clean, conditioned, and properly stored in a well ventilated and dry area to prevent mould from returning.


  1. Clean entire leather item to ensure an even color and texture result.
  2. When using anything other than a specialised leather cleaner, do a spot test and allow it to dry prior to cleaning the entire item.
  3. Always follow manufacturer’s instructions when using a cleaner specifically for leather.
  4. Never use detergent to clean leather.
  5. If home methods do not work, contact a professional leather cleaner in your area.

What You’ll Need


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Here is a short video on cleaning mold from leather, even though the lady is cleaning a jacket the same process can be used on leather furniture.

As she suggests in the video use a leather conditioner on the leather after cleaning.

Quick tip: condition the whole piece not just the area being cleaned as you will end up with inconsistency’s in the leather

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