Suede Cleaning & Stain Removal Tips:
Suede is leather made out of calfskin. Normal leather will have a smooth side and a rough side. It is supple, smooth and lasts longer than other kinds of leather. Suede leather on the other hand will have textured feel on both sides. Suede items are popular because of the distinctive texture. The texture imparts individuality to the leather items.
Suede leather is difficult to maintain, and suede is not as durable as regular leather as the thickness is less. It is a good substitute for chamois leather for cleaning of household equipments.
Suede is a difficult material to maintain. It is damaged easily, and once it is damaged, it is impossible to bring it back to original condition. The type of maintenance required for suede items is described below.
You may use steam to clean the suede. Hold the material about 6 inches above the steam jet and once it becomes heated, brush it up with help of a special brush and clean the entire surface. Make sure that steam is used just for heating and that water penetration inside suede leather is at a minimum.
Cleaning and removal of dust: Suede requires regular cleaning and removal of accumulated dust. The dust causes the surface to be discolored and this discoloration is not easy to remove. Special cleaning products are available from the store to remove discoloration.
Use surface protection for suede leather. There are special surface preparation materials available from the store. They will need to be applied every six months or so.
Flattened suede maybe returned to original conditions by brushing with a circular motion with a sponge or brush specially made for purpose.