How Do You Care for Suede Leather? | My Butler Service

If you own at least one suede jacket or suede shoes, it’s pretty obvious you want to keep them forever. Essentially, suede leather is a delicate fabric material and requires special care to avoid spoiling its texture.

So, how do you care for your suede leather to maintain its original deluxe standards? Experts from My Butler Service share the best practices to help you clean and protect your suede items. Check out these tips.

Cleaning Techniques

There are many ways of cleaning suede items. But before you implement any method, we recommend you check the sticker for cleaning directions to ensure you’re doing it right.


The first essential step is to invest in a double-sided brush that consists of a soft side and a wired side. The soft side can be used to perform light strokes and buff up the nap, whereas the wired side is used to remove heavy dirt or dry mud.

However, avoid pressing too hard unless you are dealing with stubborn stains. Also, remember to place a soft fabric underneath the suede item while you brush. And always rub the nap of the suede in the direction of the grain. If your suede item has a longer nap, we suggest using a crepe brush or a multi-headed brush for enhanced softness.

At My Butler Service, we have the necessary tools and expertise to help keep your suede items as clean as possible. Furthermore, all our sued work is done in-house by a highly qualified team.

Use Talcum Powder

If you spill liquid on your suede cloth, pat the stain with a clean cloth or paper towel and a layer of talcum powder. Allow it to settle for several hours before removing the dried powder with a suede brush. However, if your suede item is stained, consider rubbing the stained spot with a white pencil eraser.

You can also opt for a suede eraser, which is often available commercially. But if you’re facing stubborn stains, we recommend that you use a solution of water and white vinegar with a sponge.

Another method of removing stains from suede leather is using suede protector spray and steam cleaning the item by hanging it up in your bathroom and then allowing it to air dry. However, if your suede item is heavily soiled, opt for professional cleaning. The team at My Butler Service specializes in leather and suede and can help deal with seemingly irremovable stains.

Suede Leather Protection Tips

All suede items such as suede boots and jackets are temporal and are subject to losing their style over time. Knowing how to de-stain them can help improve their longevity. But be aware that this will not protect them fully from weather elements such as rain, salt, or snow.

Wearing suede leather all the time during cold weather can also increase its wear. Fortunately, there are ways you can protect your suede items so you can wear them throughout the seasons. Using a suede protector spray is one of the most effective ways to keep your leather going.

The good part is that this spray is dirt and water-resistant, providing maximum protection. Subsequently, ensure you store your suede items in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight to avoid damage and maintain their elegance.

Get Superior Care for Your Suede Leather Today

Cleaning and caring for suede leather require extra attention. If you’re unsure how to navigate the process, don’t hesitate to consult with suede specialists at My Butler Service to ensure your leather items receive the care they deserve. Please contact us online or call us at 1300-288-537 to access our mobile dry cleaning services.