To clean mould and mildew stains off leather furniture in Orange NSW or Bathurst NSW, you can follow these steps:

  1. Take the furniture outside: Clean the piece in a well-ventilated area to prevent the release of mould spores indoors. Ideally, let the furniture sit outside in direct sunlight for a few hours before cleaning, as sunlight helps kill mould and mildew.
  2. Prepare yourself: Wear a face mask and rubber gloves to protect yourself from any remaining spores. Consider taking any necessary allergy medication.
  3. Clean the surrounding area: Clean the floor or area beneath the furniture to ensure you remove any spores that may have spread.
  4. Cleaning with soap: Mix a solution of mild detergent or saddle soap with warm water in a small spray bottle. Spray the solution directly onto the mould and mildew stains. Wipe the area with a clean, dry towel to remove the spores. Then, use a second cloth to carefully wipe the piece and ensure complete removal of the stain and soap residue.
  5. Cleaning with vinegar: Another option is to use vinegar, which has acidic properties that help remove mould and mildew. You can either pour white vinegar into a spray bottle and spray it directly on the stains, or soak a rag in vinegar and scrub the stains. Apply the vinegar to the stains and wipe it off with a clean cloth. Repeat the process until the stains are gone.
  6. Preventing mould growth: To prevent future mould growth, keep the area as dry as possible. Use a dehumidifier in the room to reduce excess moisture in the air. You can also treat the area with rubbing alcohol to help prevent new growth, but make sure to thoroughly dry the leather afterwards to avoid saturation.

Remember to test any cleaning solution on a small, inconspicuous area of the leather first to ensure it doesn’t cause any damage or discoloration. If you’re unsure or the stains are persistent, it’s best to consult a professional leather cleaner for further assistance.

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