Suede jackets are luxurious and expensive compared to full-grain natural leather. They’re more pliable, more relaxed, and breathable. In short, they lend themselves better than any other material for design choices because of their softness (and price). It is difficult to clean a suede jacket, but not impossible.
Why Are Suede Garments Hard to Clean
Suede is a fabric that requires some special care when cleaning. But with a few tips and the right tools, you can easily keep your suede looking great.
How to Clean a Suede Jacket at Home
To clean a suede jacket, use a suede brush to go over the entire surface of the coat. The brush is great for loosening dirt and debris, and it also makes the jacket look nicer. The loose fibres also help with removing the stain. Once you remove the debris and dirt, you can turn your attention to the stains.
Use the suede brush to apply more pressure to the stained area, moving the brush back and forth several times to loosen and remove the stain. Be careful not to apply too much pressure, which may damage the nap.
How to Clean a Suede Jacket Using a Suede Eraser
If you have a suede jacket that you want to keep clean, you can use a suede eraser to remove any dirt or stains. First, make sure that the coat is dry before you start. Next, gently rub the eraser over the affected area. You may need to use a bit of pressure to remove the stain, but be careful not to damage the suede. Once the stain is gone, you may use a soft brush to remove any remaining dirt.
How to Remove Grease, Sweat, or Oil Stains from Suede
To remove sweat, grease, or oily stains from suede items, sprinkle the dirt with a thin cornstarch layer and let it sit overnight or for a few hours. Then, use a suede brush for removing the cornstarch. The cornstarch will soak up the sweat or oil.
Use a clean rag for blotting up excess grease or oil stains. Use baking soda or talcum powder for sprinkling the stain. Brush off the powder after an hour or two. After that, sprinkle with new powder. Repeat this process until the powder is no longer changing in colour.
How to Remove Water Stains from a Suede Jacket
You should never clean a suede stain with water alone, but if your jacket has water stains, you can use water to remove them. Use a spray bottle for misting the coat lightly, or use a slightly damp cloth.
To properly clean a suede jacket, you must cover the entire coat with a light layer of water. Once you spray the water evenly, use a sponge or paper towel for soaking up the water. Fluff up the nap using a suede brush immediately afterwards.
I’ve Tried All These Methods At Home, But The Stain Is Still Visible, What Should I Do?
No matter what method you use for stain removal, some stains just won’t come out of your suede items. In this case, the best option is to look for somebody who specialises in cleaning suede or take it to the dry cleaners.
Master Dry Cleaners are equipped with the tools and experience to remove various stains from suede materials. These professionals will use a leather cleaner safe for suede to remove the toughest stains.
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