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How to Remove Mold from Leather with Whites Pearl?

How to clean mold off leather

Leather is a versatile material that is used in the most exquisite of products. High-end brands like Gucci, Hermes, and Chanel use leather in their most opulent and luxe products. Just like all other exquisite and delicate things, leather also demands the utmost care and love. If left to the elements, it can get dusty, develop scratches, and even get moldy. 

Mildew and mold are one of the biggest adversaries of leather. They not only impact the appearance of leather but also make it reek. In the end, the material will break down, and there will be nothing that can be done to restore it. however, if you take prompt action, you can easily remove mold from leather by using appropriate tools and techniques. In this article, we will answer a major question: How to remove mold from leather? 

How to Remove Mold from Leather with Whites Pearl?

First Things First: Is It Mold? – How to Remove Mold from Leather?

Before springing into action, first, you need to be certain if the substance lining your leather is actually mold or not. Make sure it is discoloration, dust, or a mere stain. On leather, mold appears as a fuzzy, green, black, or white substance that can sometimes be smelly and also trigger allergic reactions in some people. 

Products Requires – How to Remove Mold from Leather?

How to Remove Mold from Leather?

Given below are the products that are needed to remove mold from leather:

  • Whites Pearl Leather Cleaner and Conditioner
  • Microfiber cloth
  • Brush with gentle bristles
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Whites Pearl Leather Conditioner 
  • Mild soap
  • White vinegar
  • Whites Pearl Leather Protectant

Step-by-Step Guide – How to Remove Mold from Leather?

Step by step guide to remove mold

Given below are steps that you can take to remove mold from the lather:

Remove Loose Mold

First of all, take your moldy leather product outside. Once outside, use a brush with soft bristles to remove mold off the surface of the leather. It is important that you perform this step outside as this will prevent the mold sprees from spreading to other areas. 

Use Whites Pearl Leather Cleaner and Conditioner to Clean Leather Surface

Combine equal parts of water, Whites Pearl Leather Cleaner and Conditioner, and mild soap in a container. Dunk a microfiber cloth in the solution and wring it to remove the excess solution. Use the damp microfiber cloth to gently wipe the surface of the leather. Keep in mind not to soak the leather as it can lead to further damage. 

Apply Rubbing Alcohol or Vinegar 

If the mold lining the surface of your leather is rather resistant, you can use a solution of rubbing alcohol and vinegar to remove it. Add equal parts vinegar solution and rubbing alcohol in a container. Use a microfiber cloth to gently rub the solution on the leather surface. Once you have covered the entire leather product with the solution, wait for a few minutes and then wipe it away. Mold and mildew can easily be killed by vinegar and rubbing alcohol. 

Dry Your Leather

Once you have thoroughly cleaned the mold off your leather, use a soft cloth to pat it dry. Afterward, place It in a ventilated area to dry it completely. Keep in mind that exposure to heat sources and sun must be avoided at all costs, as they can cause excessive drying of leather, leading to peeling and cracking.

Apply Whites Pearl Leather Conditioner

Once your leather is dry, it’s time to apply Whites Pearl Leather Condition on its surface. The conditioner will restore the suppleness and feel of leather and protect it from further harm. Once you have applied the conditioner, allow it to dry for 2 to 24 hours.

Apply Whites Pearl Leather Protectant 

Once your product has dried, spray an even layer of Whites Pearl Leather Protectant. The leather protectant will prevent further build-up of mold and will protect your leather from harmful elements like water and sun. 

How to Prevent Future Growth of Mold?

How to prevent further growth of mold

To prevent future growth of mold, you should:

  • Keep your leather products in a cool, dry, ventilated place.
  • Avoid storing leather articles in plastic bags as they can collect moisture, leading to the growth of mold. 
  • Regularly clean and condition your leather.
  • Place packets of silica gel or other desiccants with leather items. 

Also Read

The History and Development of Leather Care Products

Unlock the Secrets of Natural Leather Care with Whites Pearl: Protect, Preserve, and Prolong

Whites Pearl Leather Care Packaging: The Eco-Friendly Evolution of Packaging in Leather Care


About Whites Pearl

Whites Pearl is a Texas based company that specializes in making Natural Leather Conditioner and Sneaker Cleaner from non-toxic and 100% organic ingredients. We also Prioritize our environment that's why our products are packaged using eco-Friendly packaging.

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