I have a vintage leather jacket that has a musty smell on it. What can I do to remove the aroma?
By Christopher from Stuart, FL
Whatever it is with a musty smell put it in a garbage bag with lots of crumpled newspaper. Leave it in the bag for a few days. If the smell is still there when you open the bag leave it there for another couple of days, replacing the newspaper.Use a twist tie on the bag to be certain it is securely closed.
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Does anyone have any idea on how to get the musty smell out of a leather handbag?
By Robin from London, Ontario
You might try baking soda. I've done that with an old leather purse that had a strange odor and it worked for that. I just poured it into the purse and allowed it to sit overnight. (11/12/2010)
How does one clean terrible mildew/mold odor from a leather handbag? I do not take well to any chemical scents. Are there any safe products out there for this problem?
By ChungJin Yoon from Ann Arbor, MI
I would try things in this order, (doing the next one if the previous didn't do the job):
You could hang the purse outside in the sun and fresh air for several days, pulling the lining out to hang it by if possible. Clip it to a skirt hanger and hag out. If there is a fabric lining, you could spray it with a 1/3 lemon juice to 2/3 water solution. If you can test the lemon solution on the leather and it does not harm it, spray the leather as well. Let air dry outside. (08/27/2010)
How do I remove the moldy smell from leather handbags?
By Pia from Laguna Beach, CA
Here are some ideas:
I am looking for tips for the removal of the musty smell on leather motorcycle trousers. I have tried leaving them out overnight in the cold and also sprayed them with a fine mist of watered down disinfectant, but to no avail. Can anybody help? Thanking you.
By Kenny from Belfast, Ireland
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