Did you store your leather boots in your basement over the summer? Keeping leather boots in the basement is not a wise idea, especially if they are not properly stored. Consequently, since you don’t wear leather boots often, they are likely to have mold stains. The cleaning process isn’t pleasant, but it can definitely be accomplished.
Identifying moldy stains is the first step. It’s critical to note that these methods won’t work on regular stains caused by dirt or ink. Therefore, check those leather boots and save yourself some time and effort. Mold stain is usually characterized by a fuzzy or puffy appearance and an uneven surface. In addition, a strong musty smell is the first indication that your leather boots have mold.
After determining that you have mold in your leather boots, let’s move on to cleaning. Be sure to wear protective gear. It means wearing rubber gloves, a mask, and goggles. Now it’s time for the challenging part.
🥾 To get started, follow these steps:
◾ As a first step, you should try cleaning outside.
◾ You should scrape off as much mold as you can with a dry nylon brush.
◾ Mix 4 cups of lukewarm water with 2 drops of liquid dish soap in a bucket.
◾ After you’ve soaked your cotton rag in the soapy water, wring it out and rub your leather, following the grain.
◾ Check to see if the mold is coming off.
◾ Depending on how quickly the mold comes off, you may need to scrub again using a new rag. This rag should be soaked in two cups of water and one cup of rubbing alcohol.
◾ Next, scrub with a soft toothbrush dipped in an alcohol solution.
◾ Last but not least, let the leather air dry, preferably outside.