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Removing Mildew on Suede

Category Mold
Blue Suede Shoes
If allowed to grow for any length of time, mildew can stain your suede clothing, shoes, or furniture. This is a guide about removing mildew on suede.
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November 19, 2007

My son has a new pair of black nubuck (suede-like) shoes that were stored and now have mildew spots. We cleaned off the mildew but the spots do not go away. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Betty from Florida

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Anonymous
November 2, 20150 found this helpful

Get a bit of dish wash soap and water and put it inside a cup. Put it in but don't let the water turn the color of the soap

Get the brush and gently scrub the nubuk

Don't scrub it to hard

Don't rinse it off with water

Just scrub it off with a towel

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October 29, 2007

Over the summer, a suede jacket got mildew on the front while stored in a back bedroom closet. If anyone knows how to remove mildew from suede, please let me know! The jacket has been worn only a couple of times.

Sharon from Indiana

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By guest (Guest Post)
July 8, 20080 found this helpful

Get a sturdy hanger and hang that baby outside in the sunshine (several days -weather permitting) Dont worry about fading..it'd have to be out there for weeks for that to happen. Later brush it with a suede brush (comes in kits at walmart in the shoe section) or if you have an old boar bristle brush that would work too. A few airing out sessions may be in order depending on smell. Rubbing it down with a dryer sheet may help with the smell too. Goodluck and god bless!

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October 26, 2015

My jacket was in the basement and has a mildew smell. How do I get rid of the smell?

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