Many of us own a nice pair of suede shoes that we would love to keep as clean as they were the day we bought them. However, we all know that once the shoes get dirty, they just don’t look as good as they used to.
The good news is that you can clean your suede shoes, without having to buy any costly cleaner kit that may or may not work. The trick is to use household products that you probably already have in stock.
Let’s take a look at how you can keep your shoes clean:
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money cleaning your shoes every time they get really dirty, you may want to think about cleaning them as often as you can.
For example, if you wear your shoes everyday, you’ll need to clean them every day. Don’t worry though, the cleaning process does not take long. Use a soft brush to gently clean your shoes.
The bristles of a soft toothbrush should work well, but if you find that takes too long, you may need to go and purchase a suede shoe brush. Suede brushes are usually pretty cheap, and you don’t need to pay a lot of money for a good one.
When your favorite shoes are covered in mud, you may be forgiven for trying to clean the mud off as soon as you can.
This can often prove to be quite difficult, as it’s likely that you’ll rub the mud in, and make the shoes look worse. The trick here is to wait until the mud has completely dried, as it is so much easier this way.
No matter how hard we try to keep our shoes looking nice and new, after time scratches will appear on them. Scratches can make the shoes look old, but don’t worry, you can get rid of them fairly easily.
If you accidentally stain your shoes, you might think that you have ruined them, but most stains can usually be dealt with fairly easily.
You can potentially stain your shoes with all kinds of things, and each stain is likely to be quite different, meaning you’ll need to use different methods to get your shoes clean again.
Let’s take a look at the different types of stains there are, and how you can deal with them:
Stains from wine or any other type of drink can look quite bad, especially if you have spilled a lot on your shoes. Here is where some white vinegar and a paper towel, can come in handy.
If you get ink on your shoes, you need to clean them as soon as possible. If you’re not able to clean them anytime soon, you may have to visit a cobbler and ask them to do it for you. If you are able to clean your shoes, here’s what you need to do:
If your shoes are stained with oil or grease, you can clean them using some cornstarch or baking soda, here’s how:
Water can stain suede shoes quite badly, and you may be forgiven for thinking they are completely ruined, however, they won’t be if you act quickly.
Keeping your nice new suede shoes clean is not as difficult as you may think. It’s likely that you already have the right tools in stock, but just in case you don’t, it would be wise to buy them.
While some people may be happy to get their shoes professionally dry cleaned, you can relax in the knowledge that you’re able to get your shoes just as clean, using household products that you already have in stock.