How to Clean Mold and Mildew from Leather Furniture


Mike asked: How can I keep mildew and cleaning of mildew from leather furniture? I have a patio that is enclosed, but not air conditioned. In the summer, it gets humid in the room. I have been told that mildew will form, but I can treat it and clean it.

If mold or mildew has developed on your leather pieces, it can be removed with a few simple steps. The removal method is outlined in our guide How to Remove Mold/Mildew from Leather Shoes. Although the guide was originally written for shoes, the same removal methods apply to leather upholstery surfaces.

Additional Tips and Advice

  • Help prevent moisture build up with a quality dehumidifier. These are available in a range of sizes and will remove the excess moisture that allows the mold and mildew to grow.
  • Treat any mildew or mold growth right away before it develops deeper into the cushions. Once it reaches the cushions, they will need to be replaced.



  1. Kalash says:

    How do I clean the fungus marks from the leather seat covers?

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