Are you a leather lover? From fancy boots and shoes to jazzy jackets and classy bags, leather reins the fashion world. That’s not all, leather sofas and leatherware in cars is of great appeal too. While this material adds oomph to your lifestyle, leather items also require a lot of maintenance.
Stains, mildew and mold are all the common problems we face with leather items. And considering their delicate nature, it becomes very important to treat them the right way. Here are some natural cleaners to deal with these problems without spoiling your expensive leather products.
What To Do:
- Stained leather? Use white vinegar to remove stains. Mix vinegar with water, in equal parts. Dip a towel in the mixture and rub it over the stain gently till it goes away.
- Use olive oil to polish your leather. Dip a towel in olive oil and wipe your leather item with it. It is useful in removing stains and mildew, and also works as an excellent leather polish.
- Use baby shampoo to get rid of mildew and mold. Leave your leather out for some time to let it dry. Combine some baby shampoo in water and dip a towel in the mixture. You’ll see the mildew come off as you wipe the cloth over it.
What To Avoid:
Leather is very delicate, so harsh cleaners like bleach, ammonia, and alcohol can degrade its quality and may even cause discoloration. Avoid using them completely.
Air your leather items once in every 15 days. If you have leather belts and bags, pull them out of the closet and make sure they get to breathe every once in a while to keep them from spoiling.