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Cleaning a Suede Jacket

Where can I find cheap cleaning items for leather and suede jackets? I need to remove stinky smells and stubborn dirt and dust on my suede jacket?


By maria from Manila, Philippines

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March 16, 20165 found this helpful
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I have had good luck with washing them. Use a gentle soap for delicates. I do NOT scrub, but allow the coat to soak in luke warm water and then gently swish about in the water. Next rinse, then rinse again and again until the water is soap free. Hang and/or block like a fine sweater until almost dry, but not completely. Then into the clothes dryer with dryer balls and set dryer to air dry--NO HEAT. This is soften the leather. As soon as the garment is soft, remove and hand to completely dry away from heat. I have used this on heavy winter coats with success. Good luck, and remember, no heat.

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September 30, 20160 found this helpful

I have a black suede jacket with black leather lining inside how do you wash it help.

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September 30, 20160 found this helpful

You cannot wash suede, it will be ruined. I would take it to a dry cleaner that specializes in leather care. I had a wool jacket that had a suede collar. I took it to a dry cleaner but not one who worked with leather and they returned it discolored.


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May 20, 20170 found this helpful

thank u, what if i didnt put in dryer?

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January 2, 20180 found this helpful

Is Woolite considered a gentle soap. also read that unlike leather which likes moisture, suede likes to be parched. Makes me a little nervous about your method. It's my daughter's coat that her father bought for her before he died...so we're at least 9 years into the mission. She will not part with it. No stains, but just is old and smells. Also has a fur (??) trim. Cleaners wants at least $60! If you can help - - I will send you chocolates! Thank you.

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May 22, 20161 found this helpful

Thanks so much! Worked for my jacket. Looks so much better now.


Like the tip for putting in dryer to soften it up - hadn't read that anywhere else!

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January 30, 20170 found this helpful

More infirmation how to self clean sued coat

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