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Taking Care of the Toughest Stains in Your Suede

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Use a leather cleaner made specifically for suede. If none of the techniques you’ve tried appear to be working, buy special leather cleaner. These can be used to remove oil or grease stains from suede shoes and garments.

Select the right color of suede cleaner from our wide range of available colors to match your shade of the suede or nubuck leather product.

  1. Don’t let it sit. Treat stains immediately after they occur. The longer they sit on your suede item, the greater the chance that the stain will be permanently soaked into the leather.
  2. Prepare the suede item for cleaning. Before using any techniques or products on the suede, rub the surface of the item with a clean towel. This brings up the nap and prepares the surface for cleaning.
  3. Remove dry stains using a pencil eraser. Don’t use a pink eraser, as this can transfer pink dye onto your items. Instead, use a colorless a white or brown gum eraser.

    • If the pencil eraser doesn’t work, gently rub a nail file over the dry stain.
    • Avoid using a chemical stain remover. It could create even more damage, especially if it isn’t designed for use on suede.

    Remove  stains with Kangaroo Suede Cleaner. Blot excess oil liquid and sprinkle the spot with our suede cleaner. Let it sit for a few hours, then brush it away using a suede brush.