Things You'll Need
1 tbsp. white vinegar
Dry cleaning solvent
Silicone spray for suede
Sprinkle an absorbent material, such as table salt, cornstarch or baking soda, over a fresh juice spill on suede to soak up the moisture.
Too much moisture during the stain removal process can cause water damage. Always wring out cleaning cloths and sponges before cleaning suede.
A sticky, colorful stain on your suede boots makes them look less than stylish. Because of suede's natural porousness, a fruit juice stain is absorbed into the suede quickly. It is not difficult to clean suede if you use the right supplies and cleaning methods. You can successfully get the juice stain out of your suede boots using supplies found readily around the home. Once the stain has been removed, you will be ready to step out in style again.
Absorb excess juice from your suede boots by pressing paper towels onto the juice stain. Throw away soiled paper towels. Continue to soak up the juice until there are no more transfers from the suede boots to the paper towels.
Mix 1 tbsp. of white vinegar with 1 cup of water in a bowl. Dampen a sponge with the diluted vinegar solution. Blot the suede boots at the site of the juice stain to remove sticky juice residue.
Rinse your suede boots by wiping them gently with a damp cloth.
Treat any remaining color stain left by the juice with dry cleaning solvent. Dampen a cloth with the solvent and sponge the stain to lift the color.
Allow your suede boots to air dry completely. Brush the suede to fluff up the fibers.
Spray your boots with a silicone spray for suede material to add a protective, moisture-resistant coat.
- Fort Valley State University: College of Agriculture, Family Sciences and Technology: Removing Food Stains From Upholstered Furniture
- "Good Housekeeping"; Caring for Shoes and Boots in the Winter; Carolyn Forte
- Mrs. Clean: Tips for Cleaning Suede
- Shoe Service Institute of America: Shoe Care for Consumers
Mary Ylisela is a former teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and mathematics. She has been a writer since 1996, specializing in business, fitness and education. Prior to teaching, Ylisela worked as a certified fitness instructor and a small-business owner.