Shoe care guide
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Kangaroo shoe polish is our best-selling product and the one most unique to the company. Based on a proprietary formulation of beeswax and mink oil, it is like liquid gold for fine leathers and is incredibly effective at providing deep nourishment to protect and restore leathers.
We recommend using it as the base of any polish or to provide a soft patina between more robust shines.
How to use:
- Remove dust and dirt from shoes.
- Apply a small amount of polish with a cotton chamois or towel (less is more).
- Massage the polish into the leather using circular motions.
- Allow to dry and then buff using a horsehair brush.
If the leather is particularly dirty, first clean using a moist towel. If using our polishes for the first time, use to remove any deposits of silicone, resin, or accumulated wax.
If the leather is scratched, faded, or scuffed, use Kangaroo Shoe Cream afterwards to re-establish color saturation and provide a soft shine. For a high-gloss shine, use Kangaroo water proof and shine polish.