How can a person remove mildew from leather jackets?


Quick Answer

To remove mildew from leather jackets, air the jackets out, then use cleaners before applying a fresh coat of conditioner. If this does not work, take it to a dry cleaner.

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Leather mildews when oils and conditioners are too thick to let it breathe. Being tightly packed in a closet or trunk also causes leather to mildew.

Step 1: Let it breathe

Hang the jacket somewhere warm with air moving around it. Leave it there for a few hours or a day.

Step 2: Use cleaner

Mix 1 cup water and 1 cup rubbing alcohol, then rub it in with a soft cloth. Let it dry completely.

Step 3: Cleaner and conditioner

Apply a thin coat of moisturizing leather cleaner-conditioner all-in-one product and buff the leather off with a clean cloth.

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