Mouldy Tack! *help!*

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    08-14-2010, 10:38 AM
Mouldy Tack! *help!*

So I was cleaning out my cabinet at the barn the other day and almost all the tack I don't use regularly is mouldy. What can I use to clean it off and is there anything that will keep it from coming back?
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    08-14-2010, 11:07 AM
You can clean it with soap and water, let it dry, and condition it with a leather conditioner, saddle soap, or mink oil.
Mold and mildew grow best in dark, humid, warm places (a typical tack room in the summer). Unless you want to bring your tack inside your house, about the best you can do is to keep it clean and conditioned.
    08-14-2010, 11:24 AM
Thanks so much :)
    08-14-2010, 11:50 AM
Try a "Damp Rid" container in your tack cabinet. The excess moisture in the air breeds mold. Get rid of the moisture...get rid of the mold!

I like these hanger ones. They are about 8 bucks and only need replaced every few months. DampRid Disposable Hanging Moisture Absorber - FG83K at The Home Depot
    08-14-2010, 01:09 PM
Green Broke
Are you cleaning it with Lexol cleaner? Because I've learned that that cleaner makes tack mold faster. Just food for thought!

I agree, if you don't want it to mold, bring it inside, or just do what I do, leave it until it's needed :) lol
    08-14-2010, 06:49 PM
Ha ha well I do usually leave it until I need it but it smells bad and probably isn't the healthiest choice. Last time I cleaned the tack I used just water. I don't think I've even ever heard of Lexol. Ill definetly avoid it though :) The moisture strips sound like a great idea, I think Im going to look into that.
    08-14-2010, 09:32 PM
Green Broke
What I've learned works best is damp cloth to get the dirt and sweat off, then use leather balsam. Aperently it's the best thing for any leather

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