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Can mould be removed from leather?
« on: 02/10/2010 09:26:52 »
I have my leather couches in storage. There was a leak in there and now they have mold on them. Can they be saved. They've had mold since April of 2009. We are moving into an apt soon and I do not know if this is a health hazard if we cleaned them. Can they be cleaned and with what? Will the mold grow back? [?]
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Re: Can mould be removed from leather?
« Reply #1 on: 02/10/2010 10:26:54 »
Yeuch !

Wear a dust mask if you are cleaning it, (or throwing it in the dumpster).

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Dust mask from the hardware store – remember that mould is dangerous to your health and you should always wear a dust mask when dealing with it (3M® 8812 and 3M® 9913 are recommended).
http://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/museums/objects/pdf/mouldbrochure.pdf
 

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Re: Can mould be removed from leather?
« Reply #2 on: 02/10/2010 11:34:12 »
Considering the extent of this mould, I don't think it would be worth trying to remove it. It has been feeding on the leather and removal would leave visible scarring.
 

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Re: Can mould be removed from leather?
« Reply #3 on: 02/10/2010 11:44:17 »
so, hey, this sofa is gorgeous, and some history essays can be really helpful for this re-unition


Not just SPAM, but shameful spam. Cheating will get you knowhere.

But you give away your incompetence also, what on Earth is 're-unition'?

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Re: Can mould be removed from leather?
« Reply #4 on: 02/10/2010 13:10:32 »
I agree with the bloke above...I don;t think it's recoverable...i think it's a ' write-off '...however...ewe could spray it with some kind of plastic spray sealant as i think the mould makes a nice mottling pattern !.......

WARNING: If ewe take the spray thing seriously then get advice from someone who is better at giving advice about this kind of thing !
 

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Re: Can mould be removed from leather?
« Reply #5 on: 02/10/2010 14:23:58 »
Yeeeuuuu.. The black mold is bad enough but the multi color, Van Go away, throw away, after is burnt turn the ashes and burnt again. Looks like the beginnings of the plague.
Is the back board on the walls some more reminisce?
 

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Re: Can mould be removed from leather?
« Reply #6 on: 02/10/2010 14:48:17 »
... on the walls

Well spotted.
Looks like the room has been flooded : you can see the high-tide mark on the wall, (about 4" below the light switch).



So the photo is not furniture which has been "in storage".

We should be getting a post from the same IP as georgebrown25 about a new mould removal product, (i.e. it's stealth spam).
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Re: Can mould be removed from leather?
« Reply #7 on: 02/10/2010 15:51:37 »
Banned him/her/it/them/ !!......have not deleted the thread cos I like the mould pattern !  :D

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Re: Can mould be removed from leather?
« Reply #9 on: 02/10/2010 16:55:51 »
It is isn't it ?

........maybe it's one of his first attempts using a 3D Canvas !
 

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Re: Can mould be removed from leather?
« Reply #10 on: 02/10/2010 22:00:34 »
OK Georgie. I've got your leather right here. Which one would you like me to use?



 

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Can mould be removed from leather?
« Reply #11 on: 03/10/2010 11:41:09 »
Perhaps, Geezer, you would be so kind as to post a few of them there leathery thing-a-ma-jigs to me. I'm sure they'll come in handy when I visit Madam Le Whi

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Can mould be removed from leather?
« Reply #12 on: 04/10/2010 14:11:11 »
I agree with Tommya - kill it with fire

But for smaller amounts of mould on leather sofas, I have found vodka works a treat (Asda's finest not Stolichnaya!)...
 

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Can mould be removed from leather?
« Reply #13 on: 04/10/2010 15:37:17 »
I agree with Tommya - kill it with fire

But for smaller amounts of mould on leather sofas, I have found vodka works a treat (Asda's finest not Stolichnaya!)...


Does it remove the mould when applied, or do you just not see the mould after drinking enough?

Either way, it doesn't bode well for Asda's Finest Vodka
 

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Can mould be removed from leather?
« Reply #14 on: 05/10/2010 23:31:18 »
I bet it works really well if you set the wodka on fire  :D
 

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