How to Clean a Suede Blazer With Hairspray


Taking your suede blazer to a professional every time it needs cleaning can become an expensive habit. It's less expensive and a real time saver if you just clean it yourself. Suede can be aired out between wearing times to make it smell fresh again. You also can use a fabric refresher to remove heavy odors like cigarette smoke. To remove stains and soiled areas, spot clean suede with rubbing alcohol. You can use substitute hairspray to clean a suede leather blazer because it contains alcohol.

Things You'll Need

  • Hairspray with alcohol in it
  • Clean, white cloths
  • Lay out the suede blazer on a clean, flat work surface. Position it so the soiled or stained area is in front of you, right side up, for easy access.

  • Spray the area of soft leather you wish to clean with the hairspray. Don't saturate it. Just spray it enough so it's damp.

  • Wipe the soiled area with a clean, white cloth. Don't use a colored cloth as the dye can come out onto the suede. Wipe the sprayed area until the soil or stain is removed, according to (see References).

  • Spray the blazer with additional hairspray if necessary. Continue wiping the soiled or stained area until clean. Allow the suede blazer to dry thoroughly before you place it in your closet or wear it again.

Tips & Warnings

  • Test an inconspicuous area on the suede blazer first. Choose a atest area on the inside of the garment that won't show such as a hem or inside sleeve.

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