Suede is a type of leather that has a smooth nap. It is velvety, but not quite as durable as leather. Suede's lack of durability makes a coffee stain a frightening sight. Treat coffee stains on suede at first sight for the greatest chance of removal. Care must be taken when treating stains on suede so you don't damage the suede in the process.
Things You'll Need
- Clean rags
- 1 tsp. mild dish soap
- White Vinegar
Blot as much of the coffee from the suede as possible. Use a clean rag to gently dab at the coffee stain. Switch to clean portions of the rag frequently as one part becomes soiled. Continue blotting until no more coffee transfers from the suede to the rag.
Moisten a clean rag with lukewarm water. Blot the coffee stain with the rag and water. Dab at the area several times until no more coffee comes off onto the rag.
Place 1 tsp. mild dish soap into a bowl. Add 2 cups cold water and stir with a spoon to combine.
Dip a clean rag into the bowl of soapy water. Dab at the stain with the rag and soapy water until the stain is gone.
Rinse the suede with a rag and cold water. Make sure there is no soap residue left on the suede. Blot with a dry rag to remove excess moisture.
Use a vinegar and water mixture if the coffee stain is still present. Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a bowl.
Blot at the stain with a rag dipped into the vinegar mixture. Continue blotting until the stain has lifted.
Rinse the area with a rag and cool water. Blot with a dry rag to remove any excess moisture.
Tips & Warnings
- Rubbing over the coffee stain with fine sandpaper is another way to remove it. Rub very gently and only rub until the stain is gone to avoid damaging the suede.
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