Cleaning Mildew From Leather - Video Tip

The video below gives tips for cleaning mildew from leather, such as a leather jacket.

She suggests mixing a solution of 1 part rubbing alcohol and 1 part water and rubbing this solution onto the mildewed area of the leather.

Next, let the leather dry naturally.

Finally, apply a leather conditioner to the leather to keep it soft and supple.

In addition, the video gives suggestions for removing ink stains from leather, but I do not like those instructions quite as much.

The reason is that she suggests spraying hair spray on the leather, but I believe that this may cause harm, from the glues in the spray.

The active ingredient in the hair spray which can help remove ink stains is alcohol, since it is a solvent that dissolves many types of ink.

Why spray hairspray on an item, with all the additional ingredients, including glue and resin, onto the leather when you can just dab alcohol on the leather for the same result?

Here is the video for a full explanation of her leather cleaning tips:

I would love to hear any tips you may have for cleaning or removing stains from this surface.

You can share your leather care tips here.

In addition, you can share your mildew stain tips here.

Finally, you can share your tips for removing ink from leather here.

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Use Listerine
by: Sharon

I use Listerine mouthwash to get mould off leather. It works amazingly well and kills the spores.

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