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Suede Care

Stains

Do not use at-home stain removers on suede; they may create a stain of their own. Use a nail file or suede brush to rub away dirt and dried mud from suede shoes. This also works for scuff marks. Oily stains like salad dressing, butter, and mayonnaise can be absorbed by talcum powder or cornstarch. …

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Water Damage

If your suede gets wet, blot the water with a towel. Allow the suede to dry in the open air. Do not use heat to dry; this can damage the item. When dry, use a suede brush (available at leather and suede specialty stores) to restore the nap—the raised fibers that give suede its unique …

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Preventative Care

Purchase a suede protector from a leather or suede specialty store. This will give your suede item a defense against water damage and stains. Suede brushes are recommended to keep suede’s unique texture. Brush gently in a circular motion to raise the nap and restore softness. Do not store suede items in plastic; they need …

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