How To Clean Suede Jacket
You don't have a clue how to clean a suede jacket, but you knew you weren’t leaving the store without owning the most wicked suede jacket you’ve ever seen. Now that suede jacket is soiled and looks worn. How do you clean it without sending it to a professional cleaner, so you can be excited about wearing it again? Read on to find out.
Things you'll need:
- Suede jacket
- Clean cloths
- Pencil, art eraser or suede eraser
- Suede brush (optional)
- White vinegar
- Medium grain sandpaper
- Restore the nap of the suede before cleaning. Any number of items can be used to restore suede nap such as a toothbrush, a dry towel, a nail brush or a brush made especially for suede. Use the brush or towel to rub the suede gently to restore the nap on the suede.
- Remove marks and spots on the suede jacket using a pencil eraser or, preferably, a suede eraser. Lightly "erase" marks and spots using a pencil eraser just as you would on paper adding pressure for tough stains. Avoid using any type of cleaning products containing chemicals. Use a towel or brush to go back over spots erased to return the suede back to its original nap.
- For stubborn spots, mix white vinegar and water with a one and a half to one ratio. Using a clean cloth, moisten in the vinegar solution and rub the soiled spot gently. Allow to air dry.
- Clean a suede jacket of fresh stains using a cloth to gently blot up excess liquid. Allow the spot to dry completely then proceed to clean beginning with step one. If upon completion the stain is still visible, repeat the process once again, beginning with step one. However, this time use medium grain sandpaper instead of an eraser.
- Keep in mind that a professional cleaning every other year will help to ensure your suede jacket looks its best.