Suede boots can prove troublesome when it comes to stain removal because suede is a coarse, porous material. As a result, you cannot simply wipe stains away, but will need to use the right solutions and apply a bit of elbow grease. Cranberry juice stains can really create headaches because they tend to cling stubbornly to all types of surfaces. The sooner you act, the easier your job will be.
Things You'll Need
- Pencil eraser
- Suede brush
- Soft cloth
- White vinegar
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Remove any remaining liquid from the suede boot. Gently dab the affected area with a towel until the boot dries.
Rub the dried stain with a pencil eraser. This will loosen the particles without harming the suede surface. Scrub the stain firmly with a suede brush. This will further loosen the stain.
Apply a few drops of white vinegar to a soft cloth and scrub the stain. White vinegar is a powerful cleaning solvent, safe for suede boots, and recommended by "Good Housekeeping" as an effective weapon against cranberry juice stains. Your suede boot will smell of vinegar for a short time, but the strong scent will dissipate.
Place your suede boot in the sun to air dry. If you do not allow the boot to dry properly, it may become subject to mildew growth. Accelerate the drying process by placing the boot near a portable fan.