Clothing and shoes made of suede are in constant customer demand, and is distinguished by special charm, beauty and convenience. She gives individuality to women, and helps men to emphasize impeccable taste.
However, suede items are whimsical and require attention. When buying an expensive thing, you should familiarize yourself with the rules of care and cleaning methods at home. You should choose reliable methods that will not spoil the appearance of clothing.
There are many options for leaving and cleaning things from suede, and when choosing you should focus on the type and age of pollution.
Unsafe products such as gasoline and household chemicals can be used to clean suede, so gloves must be worn before the procedure.
Dry cleaning is preferable, but if it does not help, you can use wet treatment. Suede products cannot be washed, otherwise the fabric will harden after drying.
In the process of cleaning you need:
- Act effortlessly.
- Carefully remove cleaning agent.
- Do not wet the material very much.
The best tools for home cleaning natural suede
The following products are used to clean natural suede:
- soap solution;
- hydrogen peroxide and ammonia;
- gasoline and talc;
- ammonia and vinegar;
- special brush;
- other effective remedies.
Water stains can be cleaned with steam. To do this, hold the suede product over steam for a few seconds, and then lightly rub the stains with a clean sponge.
The tool will help clear light suede.
- Combine glycerin with a special coloring agent.
- Walk through contaminated areas with a simple, stiff brush.
- Process the product with the prepared solution.
Glycerin has a water-repellent property, so after cleaning and drying the shoes, it can be wiped with a cloth moistened with glycerin.
Hydrogen peroxide and ammonia
This method will help to clean light suede things.
- In 200 ml of water add ½ tsp. 3% hydrogen peroxide and ammonia.
- To apply structure on a sponge and to wipe the polluted sites.
- Moisten another sponge with water and treat the same places.
- Dry with a clean cotton cloth.
Potato starch will help remove greasy stains. It is necessary to pour it into contaminated places, leave for half an hour, and then clean it with a brush.
Gasoline and Talc
Gasoline is suitable for removing greasy stains from suede products. It is necessary to treat the contaminated area with gasoline, and then sprinkle with a small amount of talc. After half an hour, remove the remains with a special brush.
Soap solution will eliminate severe pollution. First clean the dirt from the surface with a brush, and then wash off the residue with soap and water. To prepare it, add warm or liquid soap to warm water. After the procedure, wipe and dry the suede.
Ammonia and vinegar
Mix ½ cup of warm water with 50 ml of ammonia. With a ready-made solution, wipe the problem areas, and then lightly walk with a wet cloth. Complete the procedure with a solution of vinegar (1 tsp. Vinegar and 1 liter of water).
To clean the dirt, buy a soft-brushed brush. Treat it with a solution of ammonia (ammonia and water in a ratio of 1: 5). For a different color of suede should be an individual brush.
Other effective remedies
A solution of milk and soda will help to cope with severe pollution.
- Mix half a glass of milk with ½ tsp. baking soda and a couple of drops of ammonia.
- Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and apply the solution on a soft cloth.
- Wipe contaminated areas.
- Remove the remaining product with a damp cotton pad.
This method helps clear light suede. To process dark-colored materials, replace milk with water.
How to clean faux suede
Faux suede is the same as natural to the touch. Cleaning it is easy enough.
It is very important to carry out the first treatment. When buying suede items or shoes, immediately purchase care products:
- Suede brush. Preferably double-sided (pile and rubber comb).
- Protective agent (colorless or tinting).
- Foam for cleaning.
Foam will easily remove various impurities.
- Apply foam to the previously dried surface, and after 3 minutes remove excess with a sponge.
- To brush.
- Finish processing by raising the pile. To do this, use the eraser.
In winter and autumn, salt stains are common pollution. They must be removed immediately, since after drying it is more difficult to do.
- Wipe the suede shoes with a soft cloth slightly moistened with ammonia.
- After drying, lift the pile with a rubber brush.
If suede is wrinkled after processing, hold the product over steam and brush immediately.
Cleansing Light Suede
To clean light suede, you need to touch the stain with a crumb of white bread, not rubbing it very much, and periodically change the bread.
To clean light faux suede, you can use products that were used for natural suede.
Specialized household chemicals
Aerosols are sold in stores. They remove white plaque. You need to shake the can well, spray the substance into the desired area, and leave for half an hour. It is also recommended to buy a brush and a water repellent.
Useful Suede Care Tips
- Suede shoes should only be cleaned dry.
- Exposure to the sun can give the shoe a blue or greenish tint, so avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.
- Do not wear suede in wet weather.
- When choosing care products, pay attention to the composition - there should be no synthetics at the base.
- Treat shoes with spray paints that restore color and soften a rough surface.
All of these methods are effective and efficient. They cope well with pollution. To make things look attractive, you need to clean them regularly and follow the care instructions.
Do not put off cleaning in a long drawer, but remove dirt immediately after the appearance, and your image in suede clothing will always cause envy and delight.