The suede of boots and shoes is a very delicate material and easy to damage, so care must be taken when cleaning it.
Suede shoes can get dirty very easily. Alcohol or food can fall on it at a party, mud or dirt on the street or stain from the use of shoe polish or similar products. Chamois cannot get wet like smooth leathers.
We are going to explain how to properly clean shoe suede using specialized items or simply common household objects.
Initial considerations for cleaning any suede footwear
It is much easier to remove dirt and mud when it is dry. If you start cleaning it and the shoe is still wet, the mud will stick more easily and ruin the suede.
Second, determine the space where you are going to clean the boots. If not, you can easily dirty floors and rugs. Use newspaper on the floor or a plastic container or go to a place where you can dirty.
How to clean suede boots and shoes with common implements
Clean mud and dirt
Cleaning scratches and stains from suede shoes
Another method for cleaning light scratches and stains is to use a pencil eraser or damp baby wipes or cloths. Useful because they help dissolve stains without damaging the suede of the boots. If you use them, make sure after dry boots very good.
If you have stains that won't come out, try using a bit of vinegar. Dissolve it with water, use a quarter of vinegar in relation to water.
drying suede boots
How to clean suede boots with specialized tools
- Suede brush or shoe shine.
- Rubber or suede eraser.
If the boots have a lot of dirt or dirt, let them dry well and then clean them with a knife or spatula. Then, use the chamois brush to remove any remaining dirt. Always brushing in the same direction.
(Do not get the boots wet, the water can stain the boots.)
A very helpful video that explains more about how to clean chamois.
Further: Tips to take care of your work boots