How to Remove Grease From Suede With a Cloth Dipped in Vinegar or Club Soda

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Restore the appearance of a suede piece with laundry soap, vinegar and club soda.
Restore the appearance of a suede piece with laundry soap, vinegar and club soda. (Image: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Suede is a soft leather that is used to make items ranging from sofas to coats. When suede comes in contact with grease, it not only causes a stain; the grease makes the fabric become hard, which can make it uncomfortable as well as unattractive. It is possible to remove grease stains from suede with the use of vinegar and club soda. The nap, or texture, of the suede can then be restored.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 cup club soda
  • 1/2 cup mild laundry detergent
  • Bucket
  • Soft bristled toothbrush
  • Soft cloth
  • Suede brush or sponge

Combine 1 cup white vinegar, 1 cup club soda and 1/2 cup mild laundry detergent in a bucket.

Dip a soft bristled toothbrush into the mixture, and work the liquid into the grease stain.

Continue to rub at the stain with the toothbrush until the grease is completely removed. You may need to reapply the mixture several times before the spot is gone.

Blot at the affected area with a soft cloth that has been soaked with plain water to remove any residue from the vinegar and club soda mixture.

Allow the affected area to dry.

Restore the suede's nap by rubbing the area with a suede brush or sponge.

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