How to clean mould off leather in 4 easy steps

This is a question we get asked quite regularly and the answer is quite simple follow these steps for a solution to this problem.

Before you start you will need some soft dry cloths, a damp cloth, a neutral PH leather cleaner, some white vinegar, a soft bristle tooth or finger nail cleaning brush and some leather conditioner.

Important Note: It’s also recommended to carry out this task in a well ventilated area and wear a mask when cleaning mould from leather so you don’t inhale the spores as they can be bad for your health.

Step 1: Get a soft dry cloth and and remove any surface mould.

Step 2: Use some “neutral PH leather cleaner” and apply to the mould on the leather with a soft bristle brush and scrub lightly until mould is removed. For consistency I would clean the whole piece and then wipe of with a damp cloth and allow to completely dry.

Step 3: Where the areas of mould were cleaned apply a light solution of white vinegar to neutralise any inground spores.

Step 4: Once the previous steps have been completed and the item is completely dry and all mould has been removed,finish off by applying some leather conditioner to piece that has been cleaned to keep the leather moisturised.

Handy Tips: Always keep leather in a well ventilated dry area if possible as well as cleaning and conditioning the leather every 4 to 6 months.

Always test any cleaning products in an inconspicuous area to ensure there are no adverse reaction with the leathers finish.

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This video is a basic demo I would substitute the dishwashing liquid for a good quality leather cleaning product.

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