How Do You Remove Mold/Mildew From Leather Shoes?
Mold requires moisture to grow. Whether it comes from perspiration that develops while wearing or from a damp room, the moisture must be removed to stop the growth of mold and mildew. Once the source of the problem is identified, you can remove the mold and mildew once and for all. There are different methods for leather shoes, depending on the durability of the leather. Suede and Nubuck should be treated the gentlest to avoid damaging the nap on the surface. You Will Need: • Simple Green • Stiff nylon brush • White vinegar • Water • Soft cloths Steps to Remove the Mold and Mildew: • Begin by dry-brushing the surface with a stiff, nylon brush. This will brush away most of the mold and mildew that has built up on the surface of the shoe. • For suede and nubuck leathers, this is all that can be safely done. If further cleaning is needed, utilize a suede cleaner to remove any remaining mold and mildew. Follow the directions on the packaging for application instructions. • For smooth leath