Whenever we get out of our leather items from its storage place we might have had notice a weird smell on them. Well, don't worry, we are going to help you with that.
Leather has an appetite for scents fair and foul alike, and due to the porous nature of its hide, it can soak them in very quickly. Don’t worry about it though. By the time we’re through with you, you’ll know how to remove odor from leather easily enough. So here’s what you need to do.
A lot of odd leather scents merely come from allowing your leather to get wet. You’ll want to dry up that moisture pretty fast, as water can mess up leather terribly if there’s too much of it and it sits too long. To fix this, you have to dry up as much moisture as well as you can, and condition after to restore those vital oils and nutrients it likes so much. Afterward, you’ll want to let your leather dry out naturally. Consequently, this practice works well to remove odor from leather whether it smells from water damage or not.
Remove smells by letting them breathe
The easiest solution to remove odor from leather is to air it out in the great outdoors. But you should check your weather first, if its rainy don't let it out, same if it's humid because humid temperatures attract mold. Also, avoid abnormals hot and cold weathers and keep them far away from direct sunlight.
Use water and mild soap to remove odors
Once your leather item has sat for at least 24 hours, it’s time to really put the cap on this remove odor from the leather operation. You can use the suds from water and mild soap mixture (make sure it is mild!), or purchase a compatible leather cleaner. Do not use ordinary soap or commercial cleaners, because these can seriously mess up your leather. So, apply a small amount to your item and gently rub in circular motions with a soft, clean cloth or applicator pad. Do not rub too hard, and spread the leather cleaner evenly in thin layers. Let it sit for about fifteen minutes and then wipe off any excess fluid with a clean cloth, and leave it to dry in a cool, clean place away from sunlight and direct heat. Lastly, take a deep, sweet breath. You’re almost there.
If even these exhaustively planned stratagems fail you, there are a few more things you can try. If small enough, place your leather inside of a pillowcase with a liberal amount of baking soda and allow it to sit there overnight. The baking soda should draw some of the scents out, freeing up your leather of its pesky odor attachment. Newspaper and packing paper work great this way too. Paper is a bit more porous than leather, and wrapping your leather item up with them like an Egyptian mummy tends to give unwanted odors the right idea. Make sure that both the leather and paper are completely dry. Also, try to stick with newspapers or packing papers rather than the conventional office variety. The fibers tend to be looser with the newspapers and packing paper and allow the scent to absorb more fully. Keep your leather packed overnight.