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How to Clean Suede 101: Everything You Need to Know to Keep it Looking New

From a trusted expert.

If you’ve ever wondered how to clean suede, you’re not alone. Cleaning suede involves particular care, as it is softer than leather, therefore more delicate. Here are the top tips from YouTuber Melissa Maker of Clean My Space:

How to clean it:
1. To remove dirt or marks, use a good-quality suede brush and rub gently until the marks are gone. It is a good idea to shop around for a good leather protector for year-round preventative measures.
2. For nubuck and unfinished leather, stains and mild marks can be removed with a white rubber eraser and gentle brush if necessary.

How to store it:
1. Store suede bags in dust bags and out of sunlight when not in use.
2. Be sure not to hang from their handles to avoid extra stretching and wear.