Leather Feels Tacky

I stored a purse in a closet in Florida, the following year when I brought it out to use and leather strap feels tacky, sticky. I've tried rubbing alcohol and white vinegar, no change. Any suggestions?

Marti from Venice, Florida

August 26, 20060 found this helpful

Frequently, mildew will make leather feel tacky. Mix 1/4 cup of peroxide with 1 Tablespoon of rubbing alcohol. Saturate a rag with this mixture and rub the handle well. Allow to dry, then buff with a dry cloth.

If that doesn't do the trick, you might need to oil the entire purse (if it's all leather - just the handle, if not). Use mineral oil, mink oil, or emu oil. Buff thoroughly after applying oil. Be aware that oil will darken leather, sometimes dramatically.

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August 29, 20060 found this helpful

Use WD-40, spray it on an old washrag and rub till it comes off. This also works great on your steering wheel stickyness.

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