It's crucial to comprehend how the mold got there in the first place if you want to avoid having your leather purses become moldy. Everyone who resides in hot, humid climates like those in Sydney, Brisbane, Hawaii, Singapore, Malaysia, and the majority of Asia knows what we're talking about.
Although some growth may occur anywhere between 32°F and 95°F (0°C to 35°C), the ideal temperature range for molds to grow at is 77°F to 88°F (20°C to 30°C).
Mold or mildew needs moisture to grow. The ideal relative humidity range for mildew growth is between 70 and 93 percent (RH).
Simply controlling moisture is the key to preventing mold. The following moisture management advice will help keep your handbags from becoming moldy.
- Avoid keeping it too long in a closet and air it out at least once a month. Allow it to soak up the sun during the driest and coolest parts of the day. The mold will perish in the sun. In actuality, molds are a species of fungus that prefers moist, dark environments and perishes in sunlight. Avoid leaving your stuff outside overnight because the humidity will make things worse.
- If you place women's handbags inside a dust bag, ensure the material is breathable. Use only natural materials while making dust bags.
- To lower humidity, install dehumidifiers in areas where you keep your purses. This is indeed the key. Dry air doesn't appeal to mold. If at all possible, keep your purses in an air-conditioned space because cool air absorbs moisture more slowly than heated air. If that isn't an option, you can warm the air in closets by keeping a light bulb lit, if one is there.
- Make sure your designer handbags are completely dry before storing them if you take them outside on a rainy day.
- Clean your purse after each use. The first step is to remove all of the dust and its contents. If the bag is soft, you can turn it inside out and use a lint roller to get those difficult-to-reach areas. If the exterior of your bag is made of hard-pressed, grained leather, gently wipe it down with a damp paper towel or an alcohol-free baby wipe ( using general baby wipes may damage the color, dry the leather out, create a build up of grease). Dust it with a dry paper towel if it is made of natural or untreated leather, exotic leather, or suede. Go to a specialist if the problem is more serious.
Oh no! Mold is covering my bag
The best course of action if your bag does become moldy is to take it to a dry cleaner. Here are some helpful home remedies for eradicating mold from leather products if there isn't one around.
- In a sunny area outside, spread out an old sheet. Spread the bed sheet with the open bag. As the bag airs out for two to four hours, let the sun eliminate the mold and bleach mold stains. The mold will perish in the sun.
- Vacuum away the dead mold spores in the women's handbags. To clean the seams and other grooves and crevices, use a hose attachment. To prevent the spread of mold spores to other surfaces, discard the vacuum bag after use.
- Add some vinegar (or lemon juice if you don't have any) to the mixture. Wipe the moldy area gently with a damp cotton cloth. The cloth should only be lightly damp; do not use too much water. The use of water in excess could harm the bag.
- To dry your bag, place it in indirect light. Leather can become dried out by direct sunshine. However, it's crucial to confirm that it is completely dry before storage.
- Make sure you clean the storage area to get rid of any mold and mold spores by using vinegar or a cleaner designed to kill mold (we've heard bleach only bleaches mold, not kills it!).
So these were some of the ways to keep your handbags looking their best and prevent molding. You can visit the website of Mortal Eternity to check out some of the designer handbags.