How to clean suede

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How to clean suede

Whether it be shoes or a sofa, suede gives an added touch of luxury to any surface. Suede is technically a type of leather but is made from the und

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Whether it be shoes or a sofa, suede gives an added touch of luxury to any surface. Suede is technically a type of leather but is made from the underside of the animal skin, giving you that super soft feel. But while it’s similar to the hard leather we know so well, it’s also less durable.

This means the fabric can get dirty pretty easily and it’s a fair bit harder to care for.

Elvis said it best: “But don’t you step on my blue suede shoes. Well, you can do anything, but stay off of my blue suede shoes.”

There are special steps you need to take to avoid damaging the material.

But don’t worry, Express.co.uk is on hand with the best top tips to clean your suede.

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Step 1: If you’ve got some oil on your suede, cover the area with corn starch and leave for several hours to allow it to be absorbed. Brush off with your suede brush.

Step 2: Grab a pencil and use the eraser on the end to rub out your stain. Use small circular motions and then brush off with your suede brush.

Step 3: Neither of the above worked? Grab some white vinegar and pour onto a clean, dry cloth.

Gently dab at the area, but be sure not to soak the fabric. Leave to dry for several hours and brush the suede again.

Got any more top tips on how to clean suede? Drop them in the comments below.



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