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Mold or Mildew on Leather: How to Clean

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    LESLIE: Betty in Ohio, welcome to The Money Pit. What can we help you with?

    BETTY: Mildew. I’m looking for something to clean leather that has mildew on it.

    LESLIE: It’s not as difficult as you think. There’s a couple of homemade remedies you could try. You want to mix equal parts of rubbing alcohol and water. You really want to dilute this rubbing alcohol. And then you can either spray it onto the leather surface. You know, first even try it in just sort of an unnoticeable spot just in case it reacts in a weird way. This way at least it’s not on the center of your car seat. But just mix equal parts of rubbing alcohol and water and then you can spray it on or rub it on a dampened cloth on top of the area. And then really just keep working at it with clean cloths replacing it every so often so that you really get a chance to remove all of that mold and mildew that’s growing on there. And then you can even put a fan on it to help it dry out so it’s not growing more mold with all that moisture sitting on there.

    BETTY: Very good. OK. I’ll certainly try that. Thank you.

    LESLIE: You’re so welcome.

    TOM: Thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.

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