By Stephanie from Memphis, TN
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I've had luck with removing light grease stains from suede with rubber cement. The kind of rubber cement used in school projects (comes in a brown bottle with it's own brush inside). Of course, test first on a small spot, like the on inside lining. Just brush on a small amount, let it sit for a moment to dry, then rub off the rubber cement with a soft cloth. When stain is gone and suede is dry, use suede brush to fluff up the suede again. Good luck!
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How do I clean cooking grease off suede boots? I tried soap and water, but it didn't work.
By Karen 12/28/2011
I was told talcum powder absorbs the grease. Put some on, & rub it in, then brush it with a soft brush. Repeat till spot fades away. Good Luck! : )
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|I have some pink suede boots that i recieved for Christmas. My little sister left the top off of a container, so now they have oil stains on them. Is there any possible way to get them out or cover them? |
|RE: Grease Stains on Suede Boots||01/18/2005|
|Try covering the stain with cornmeal. Let sit for 10min. Brush off with soft brush.|
|RE: Grease Stains on Suede Boots||01/19/2005|
|Cornstarch or alum may work as well.|
|Removing Grease from Suede Boots||03/06/2006|
|I have just used the tip for removing grease from suede boots. It really does work. Blot off excess grease with kitchen paper. Dip a clean piece of cotton material in some white vinegar and dab on to soiled area. Dab off excess with dry cotton cloth and when completely dry buff with suede brush gently.|
|By Anne Cassells from South Wales, UK|
How do I remove grease from suede shoes?
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By Megan US
I broke a bottle of Zyrtec (allergy liquid medicine) and it went on the suede part of my shoes. Shortly after this happened, I went to a shoe repair store who told me "you can't get grease off of suede". He had some foam product that I didn't buy.
I am in desperate need of advice, because I have a hard time finding shoes to fit. I just read to purchase a suede eraser (where do I purchase this?), or a pencil eraser if you don't have this, or medium sandpaper used sparingly. Any input is greatly appreciated.
If it is grease, you can use powder on it ASAP to absorb the oils. (Bath powder or even compact powder will do.) There are suede cleaners, and I have seen them in the dollar store, but the repairman is right. It is a tricky job. If the spot is too hard to get off you might consider wetting the whole shoe or a greater part of it to even out the color. I did that with a red suede dress once. Good luck (10/23/2009)
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