How to Remove Stickers From Suede

Suede leathers have a delicate, unfinished surface that makes them difficult to clean. While sticker-removing solutions will work on finished leathers, they can permanently damage suede textures. If you've put a sticker on your suede jacket that has left a sticky residue, you will need to follow special steps to clean it off.

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Sticker residue can be difficult to remove from suede.

Step 1

Peel off the sticker slowly so as much of the sticker is removed from the suede as possible. Use tweezers or your fingers to pick off the leftover adhesive.

Step 2

If there is sticker residue, gently rub a pencil eraser over it until it is gone.

Step 3

If there is still residue, gently rub it with a fingernail file. This will remove the top layer of suede along with the residue, so use care not to rub too vigorously.

Step 4

Brush the suede with a suede brush to restore the nap.


Kaye Wagner

Kaye Wagner has been working in the fields of journalism and public relations since 2006 and is a recipient of a National Hearst Award. She is particularly interested in home-and-garden projects, as well as beauty and fashion writing. An avid traveler, she also writes travel reviews and guides. Wagner earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Brigham Young University.