How do you get a stain out of suede?
Use a suede brush to scrub the stain as you would for a scuff. Then use a nail brush to scrub stubborn stains with warm water. Grease stains can be particularly difficult to remove from suede, and badly stained shoes may never look good again. Some recommend cornstarch for oil stains if the oil is still wet.
Steps to Remove the Stains:
- First, allow the suede to fully air dry.
- The easiest way to remove water marks from suede is to rub up the nap of the suede.
- If the towel or suede brush doesn't fully remove the stains, use a pencil eraser.
- If the stains are stubborn, rub the area lightly with an embory board or sandpaper.
- The texture of suede is typically soft and somewhat like velvet in its new, clean form. When wet, the texture simply becomes a bit stiff once the moisture dries, but your shoes are not ruined, explains "The Wall Street Journal." Salt water may also result in a whitish, stiff appearance once dry.
- You can actually cold water wash most suede items gently and carefully, as long as you don't put them in the dryer or wring them out too forcefully. There are even certain manufacturers that come right out and suggest washing your suede items using cool water and Woolite detergent.
- To clean suede:
- Rub the surface of the garment with a clean bath towel.
- Try to remove small, dry stains through the judicious use of a clean pencil eraser.
- Stains may also be rubbed off with a damp towel and some white vinegar.
Updated: 2nd October 2019