How do you get water marks out of suede?
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.
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.
- Method 1 Cleaning Suede Stains with a Brush and Eraser
- Brush the dirt spots on your suede. You can find brushes specifically made for cleaning suede at stores like Target or Walmart.
- Erase over the stain. Once you've brushed off all the dirt that you can, use an eraser to rub over the stain area.
- Repeat the process.
- Need to clean something suede?
- Do not attempt to spot-clean suede items with water.
- Instead, clean the whole item with a suede brush, and a small amount of water to prevent discolouration.
- For tough stains use a specially designed suede cleaner, or try a home remedy of white vinegar or cornflour.
- Blot the excess coconut oil out with towels. Use plain, white towels, as coconut oil can remove dyes from towels or paper towels if the dyes are of a poor quality and not set into the fabric of paper correctly. Apply baking soda, arrowroot powder, or cornstartch to the stain. Sprinkle it generously over the stain.
Updated: 2nd October 2019