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How to Care for Suede Shoes

Posted on January 12 2019

How to Care for Suede Shoes 

Posted at 14:09 - 12th January - Shoes

How to Care for Suede Shoes

Posted at 14:09 - 12th January - Shoes

You can begin by checking the label for cleaning instructions before you begin cleaning as suede are one of the delicate clothing material although they are stylish.

Cleaning Method: Brushing

 

Place a towel underneath the shoe before you start brushing and use either a suede brush or a brass wire brush with quick, light strokes to remove the dirt and light stains that seep into the fibers. Brushing the nap of your suede in one direction will help retain the neat appearance and keep it tidy. You can opt for a multi-headed brush or crepe brush as it is softer for suede with a longer nap. Another alternative is using a double-sided brush where the first side features a suede block with a soft-bristled brush on the other side.

For deeper stains, you can opt for suede erasers or suede blocks which are safe to be used with a harder exert of pressure. All of these cleaning kits are easy to be found at the majority shoe store at an affordable price.

You can begin by checking the label for cleaning instructions before you begin cleaning as suede are one of the delicate clothing material although they are stylish.

Cleaning Method: Brushing

 

Place a towel underneath the shoe before you start brushing and use either a suede brush or a brass wire brush with quick, light strokes to remove the dirt and light stains that seep into the fibers. Brushing the nap of your suede in one direction will help retain the neat appearance and keep it tidy. You can opt for a multi-headed brush or crepe brush as it is softer for suede with a longer nap. Another alternative is using a double-sided brush where the first side features a suede block with a soft-bristled brush on the other side.

 

For deeper stains, you can opt for suede erasers or suede blocks which are safe to be used with a harder exert of pressure. All of these cleaning kits are easy to be found at the majority shoe store at an affordable price.

Credit: Pinterest

Cleaning Method: Dab with Water (Wet Shoes)

If you have accidentally spilled water on a pair of clean suede. You can apply some pressure on the mark with a clean paper towel until it absorbs most of the moisture to avoid it from leaving a water stain. If you got caught in the rain and your suede are drenched in water, absorb all of the excess moisture with a piece of sponge or dry cloth in a dabbing motion. Leave the shoe overnight in a dry with proper air circulation and brush it lightly with a suede brush once it is dry to gain the original grain of the suede.

Alternatively, weatherproof your suede by using silicone-based suede protector spray that matches the color of your suede-covered upper area and leaves them overnight to fully absorb.

Cleaning Method: Dab with Water (Wet Shoes)

 

If you have accidentally spilled water on a pair of clean suede. You can apply some pressure on the mark with a clean paper towel until it absorbs most of the moisture to avoid it from leaving a water stain. If you got caught in the rain and your suede are drenched in water, absorb all of the excess moisture with a piece of sponge or dry cloth in a dabbing motion. Leave the shoe overnight in a dry with proper air circulation and brush it lightly with a suede brush once it is dry to gain the original grain of the suede.

 

Alternatively, weatherproof your suede by using silicone-based suede protector spray that matches the color of your suede-covered upper area and leaves them overnight to fully absorb.

Credit: Pinterest

Cleaning Method: Cornstarch/ Talcum Powder

Using talcum powder or cornstarch is handy to remove grease spots. What you need to do is dust and rub the talcum powder onto the stain leave them for several hours for the absorption of the grease and remove the talc and grease easily with a brush.

Cleaning Method: Cornstarch/ Talcum Powder

 

Using talcum powder or cornstarch is handy to remove grease spots. What you need to do is dust and rub the talcum powder onto the stain leave them for several hours for the absorption of the grease and remove the talc and grease easily with a brush.

Credit: Pinterest

Credit: Pinterest

Specific Types of Stains and Particular Ways to Clean It

  • Mud Stains: Break off the larger chunks with your hands. Wipe away the excess mud with a suede brush lightly against the suede then leave to dry.
  • Wax/Chewing Gum: Put your item in the freezer for a few hours to harden the sticky substance so you can chip it off. Finish with a suede brush.
  • Coffee/Tea/Juice: Place two layers of paper towel over the stain before you start using a brush. Apply moderate pressure with your hands or a flat object.
  • Ink Spills: Blot the ink up using a paper towel. Scrape the stain off once it sets with sandpaper or tries using a rubbing alcohol-soaked cotton ball.
  • Oily/Unknown Stains: Use a suede brush to scrub the stain. Then use a nail brush with warm water to scrub off stubborn stains.

Specific Types of Stains and Particular Ways to Clean It

  • Mud Stains: Break off the larger chunks with your hands. Wipe away the excess mud with a suede brush lightly against the suede then leave to dry.
  • Wax/Chewing Gum: Put your item in the freezer for a few hours to harden the sticky substance so you can chip it off. Finish with a suede brush.
  • Coffee/Tea/Juice: Place two layers of paper towel over the stain before you start using a brush. Apply moderate pressure with your hands or a flat object.
  • Ink Spills: Blot the ink up using a paper towel. Scrape the stain off once it sets with sandpaper or tries using a rubbing alcohol-soaked cotton ball.
  • Oily/Unknown Stains: Use a suede brush to scrub the stain. Then use a nail brush with warm water to scrub off stubborn stains.

How to Care for Suede Shoes

Posted at 14:09 - 12th January - Shoes

You can begin by checking the label for cleaning instructions before you begin cleaning as suede are one of the delicate clothing material although they are stylish.

Cleaning Method: Brushing

 

Place a towel underneath the shoe before you start brushing and use either a suede brush or a brass wire brush with a quick, light strokes to remove the dirt and light stains that seep into the fibers. Brushing the nap of your suede in one direction will help retain the neat appearance and keep it tidy. You can opt for a multi-headed brush or crepe brush as it is softer for suede with a longer nap. Another alternative is using a double sided brush where the first side feature a suede block with a soft-bristled brush on the other side.

 

For deeper stains, you can opt for suede erasers or suede blocks which are safe to be used with a harder exert of pressure. All of these cleaning kits are easy to be found at majority shoe store at an affordable price.

Credit: Pinterest

Cleaning Method: Dab with Water (Wet Shoes)

 

If you have accidentally spilled water on a pair of clean suede. You can apply some pressure on the mark with a clean paper towel until it absorbs most of the moisture to avoid it from leaving a water stain. If you got caught in the rain and your suede are drenched in water, absorb all of the excess moisture with a piece of sponge or dry cloth in a dabbing motion. Leave the shoe overnight in a dry with proper air circulation and brush it lightly with a suede brush once it is dry to gain the original grain of the suede.

 

Alternatively, weatherproof your suede by using silicone-based suede protector spray that matches the color of your suede-covered upper area and leave them overnight to fully absorb.

Credit: Pinterest

Cleaning Method: Cornstarch/ Talcum Powder

 

Using a talcum powder or cornstarch are handy to remove grease spots. What you need to do is dust and rub the talcum powder onto the stain leave them for several hours for the absorption of the grease and remove the talc and grease easily with a brush.

Credit: Pinterest

Credit: Pinterest

Specific Types of Stains and Particular Ways to Clean It

 

  • Mud Stains: Break off the larger chunks with your hands.Wipe away the excess mud with a suede brush lightly against the suede then leave to dry.
  • Wax/Chewing Gum: Put your item in the freezer for a few hours to harden the sticky substance so you can chip it off. Finish with a suede brush.
  • Coffee/Tea/Juice: Place two layers of paper towel over the stain before you start using a brush. Apply moderate pressure with your hands or a flat object.
  • Ink Spills: Blot the ink up using a paper towel. Scrape the stain off once it sets with sandpaper or try using a rubbing alcohol-soaked cotton ball.
  • Oily/Unknown Stains: Use a suede brush to scrub the stain. Then use a nail brush with warm water to scrub off stubborn stains.

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