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How can I get mold off of my dark leather sperrys?

I left my sperrys in the boat accidently after a fishing trip & couldn't remember where I left them. When I found them they had mold on them, does anyone know how I can get it off without fading the color on my sperrys?

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ManthaCole9406

Asked by ManthaCole9406 at 3:13 PM on Feb. 5, 2011 in Beauty & Style

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  • Saddel soap and a lot of paitience. Their are different brands and types so if you take to a western shop or even a dry cleaner they can help you out. Some dry cleaners give discounts to new customers that may be your best bet.

    Good luck my friend.
    A522R

    Answer by A522R at 3:17 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • its hard to get mold out of anything
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 3:17 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • You might be able to kill the mold but not necessarily remove the mold stains. I agree to ask a leather expert (dry cleaner or shoe repair place)
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 3:56 PM on Feb. 5, 2011

  • Here's a solution from About.com:
    Here's How:

    1. Dry out leather item in warm room until completely dry.
    2. Remove surface mold with damp cloth (mold will wipe off if the leather has been dried out completely).
    3. Allow leather to dry completely for a second time.
    4. Clean dried leather thoroughly with leather cleaner or a VERY mild soap like baby shampoo.
    5. Keep leather clean, conditioned, and properly stored to prevent mold from returning.

    Tips:

    1. Clean entire leather item to ensure an even color and texture result.
    2. When using anything other than a specialized leather clener, do a spot test and allow it to dry prior to cleaning the entire item.
    3. Always follow manufacturer's instructions when using a cleaner specifically for leather.
    4. Never use detergent to clean leather.
    5. If home methods do not work, contact a professional leather cleaner in your area.
    Liveyourlifeval

    Answer by Liveyourlifeval at 10:46 AM on Feb. 6, 2011

  • Thank ya'll for everything.. I'm prolly gona take them to the dry cleaners, they are brand new because I never wore them.. I'm scared to do it myself bc I'm scared I'm gona take the color out of them.
    ManthaCole9406

    Comment by ManthaCole9406 (original poster) at 12:52 PM on Feb. 8, 2011

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