I recently experienced another interesting application for structured water. My oilskin outdoor jacket had been relegated to an unventilated corner of a little-used closet for many months. When I retrieved it recently, I could smell mildew. When I brought it out into the light, I could actually see mildew growing on the outside of the jacket.
I hung the jacket in a covered spot in the open air and used a stiff brush on it. This removed the surface mildew but left a lot embedded in the fabric. At this point, I recalled reading that mildew and structured water are incompatible with one another, so I hurriedly sprayed the mildewy areas on the jacket with structured water and then left it hanging in its breezy protected place.
After a week, I remembered to check it and was amazed to see most of the mildew was gone. I did a touch-up spraying and allowed it to hang for another week before looking at it again. It was perfect and utterly cured of its mildew addiction!
This is certainly worth a try with shoes, handbags, and other items that have a tendency to develop similar unwanted mildewy ‘habits’ when closeted too long.