We believe that every woman has at least a pair of suede shoes in her wardrobe, so we thought to give you some tips for their care.
Suede is a material more delicate and more demanding than regular leather, it doesn’t need polish or wax, but there are certain cleaning products that are tailored to this type of leather and which does not stain.
Do not scrub the footwear surface too strong because you can damage the fibers, and the material will loose its appearance and quality.
If you want to clean at home suede shoes or handbags, you should have the following items:
– good quality eraser
– special suede brush (it has very strong threads)
– damp cloth
– white wine vinegar
For starters, use the eraser to rub the stains with care. Brush the leather with the special brush. Pour a little vinegar on the damp cloth and rub the stains with it, then let it dry. The smell of vinegar may persist a few days after cleaning.
If your suede shoe has an oil splash, try to use talcum powder to absorb the oil. Sprinkle powder over the stain and let it work overnight, then use the special brush.
Another cleaning technique is to keep the stained shoe over a pot of boiling water. The steam will soften and hydrate the suede, which you can then clean with the same special brush.
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