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How Do You Get Dried Paint Out Of Suede Shoes?

Suede is a type of leather but it’s much softer with a specific brushed finish. Its fibers are buffed and raised to give it a velvety touch. However, suede is fragile and it doesn’t have an extended lifespan, but the beauty of a suede pair of shoes is beyond compare.

For the same reasons, stains are difficult to remove from suede than other types of leather, but it’s not impossible. There are plenty solutions that can help you remove stains from suede completely.

As a matter of fact, I successfully removed paint stains from suede without ruining my husband’s favorite pair of shoes. Honestly, I don’t know how he managed to stain his shoes, but the damage is done already! In order to save some money I decided to give it a try in removing paint stains from David’s suede shoes. I couldn’t ruin them more than they actually were.

As a matter of fact the operation was a total success :)!

Things You’ll Need:

  • Clean cloth
  • Dish soap
  • Eraser
  • Shoe brush or clean toothbrush
  • Nail file

Cleaning Process:

  • Remove as much paint as possible by blotting it gently with a clean cloth.
  • In a bowl, mix a small amount of dish soap in warm water and shake to water with your hand to create bubbles. Scoop up the soap suds and place them on the paint. Rub the paint stain gently with a clean cloth and wipe it dry at the end.
  • Grab the eraser and rub the stain to raise the fibers and to remove as much paint as you can. Now brush off the eraser crumbs with your hand.
  • Take the toothbrush and rub some more paint off the suede shoes, and then use the nail file to remove any existing paint.
  • The last step is to brush up the suede fabric to restore its velvety aspect.
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