How do you clean suede boots?


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To clean suede boots, wipe off fresh wet stains with a paper towel, and wait for the suede to dry. Lift the suede up with the metal side of a suede brush or sandpaper. Use a suede eraser to rub out any set-in stains, then smooth the suede back down.

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  1. Wipe away fresh wet stains

    Use a paper towel to wipe off any fresh wet stains on the suede boots gently. You can add a small amount of vinegar on the paper towel for tough stains. Do not blot or rub the stain; this only makes it go deeper into the suede nap.

  2. Lift up the suede nap

    Use the metal side of a suede brush, a toothbrush, bath towel or even sandpaper to lift up the nap on the suede boots.

  3. Erase dry stains

    Use a rubber suede eraser to remove dry, set-in stains and other marks on the suede boots. Rub the suede vigorously on the affected areas until the stains are gone or reduced as much as possible.

  4. Smooth the nap back down

    Use the suede brush to brush the nap back down on the suede shoes, until they look smooth again. Protect your suede shoes from future stains by spraying them all over with a waterproof suede protection product. Reapply the product every six months.

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