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Mould / fungus growing on leather - how to kill please?

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Mould / fungus growing on leather - how to kill please?

Hi gang

 

I left my leather workboots outside a a couple of weeks (forgot about them) after the missus chucked them out there (don't ask).

Long story short is that they've now got some sort of white growth in various places. I've scrubbed with washing up liquid & disinfectant but it's back again within 48 hours.

I'm not too fussed about the look of the leather (covered in paint anyway) but I am rather keen on keeping the boots as they're very well made, very comfy and no longer in production (UK supplier went bust).

So.. any ideas how to kill the growth please?

Thanks,

7up

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alanj
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Re: Mould / fungus growing on leather - how to kill please?

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Re: Mould / fungus growing on leather - how to kill please?


7up wrote:

So.. any ideas how to kill the growth please?


Never put your feet in them again.Smiley

Welshdragon
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Re: Mould / fungus growing on leather - how to kill please?

You may need some (Magic) to sort that one out.....lol

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Re: Mould / fungus growing on leather - how to kill please?

Boric acid, kills all known fungus among us, sadly not politicians though, but oh well, can't have everything... Smiley

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172245562993

 

Big Clive explains how to use it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XP3WWWQr04

 

And another of his videos which is on potassium permanganate but has Boric acid in there too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPLwczrGikM

Welshdragon
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Re: Mould / fungus growing on leather - how to kill please?

What did the Fun Guy say, when you scrubbed him red raw.....?

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Re: Mould / fungus growing on leather - how to kill please?

And when you have managed to clean them give them a good waxing with one of the commercial products available or if you like mucking about with such things make your own boot wax using beeswax, linseed oil & turpentine, several youtube videos demonstrate how to do this.

 

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Re: Mould / fungus growing on leather - how to kill please?


Welshdragon wrote:

What did the Fun Guy say, when you scrubbed him red raw.....?


"There's not mushroom in here"?