How to properly wash suede slippers
There is no doubt that slippers that are made with suede materials are very stylish. However, suede is a type of material that is very delicate and therefore must be given the necessary care when cleaning. You do not want to ruin your slippers, do you? I know you don’t. Therefore you should follow the comprehensive guidelines that I have provided here in this post on how to properly wash suede slippers.
Gather suede cleaning materials
It is very important that before you commence with the washing process of your suede slippers, you first of all gather the following suede cleaning items:
- Clean towel
- Suede brush
- Suede eraser
- Suede safe waterproofing spray
- Soft bristle old toothbrush
- Nail file
- Baby wipe
Brush off excess dirt
Now, when you have successfully gathered all the cleaning items listed above, you should remove any excess dirt such as dried mud and dust on the upper and sole areas of your slippers. To do so, you should use a very soft bristled toothbrush to help you remove excess dirt. Using soft bristle toothbrush will not ruin the delicate suede material; a toothbrush will be more effective in getting rid of excess dirt because of its narrow nature which makes it easy to remove dirt hidden in narrow areas of the slippers, such as areas between the upper and the sole.
You can also use a nail file or suede brush to help you remove excess dirt on your suede slippers. However, I prefer using soft bristle toothbrush, because of its ability to remove dirt in very narrow areas of the slippers. You can also use a combination of nail file, toothbrush and suede brush.
Clean with towel
After getting rid of all excess dirt on the upper and the sole areas of your slippers, you should now use a towel to further clean your slippers. Well, with this step, you can either use a damp or dry towel, but it depends on the type of suede material.
If the suede is waterproof, then you can use a damp towel to clean the upper suede area. On the other hand if the suede is not waterproof, then you should use a dry towel to clean the suede upper part. It is very important that you take note of this difference, so that you can prolong the lifespan of your suede slippers.
How to clean the interior of suede slippers
All the above guidelines on how to wash suede slippers are meant for cleaning the uppers and sole areas of the slippers. However, for the inner or interior parts, the cleaning process is a little different.
With the interior cleaning of your slippers, you can use a baby wipe to clean the interior parts. This is because baby wipes are mild and will not cause any damages to the inner parts of your slippers. Baby wipes contain mild detergent and are very effective in removing dirt on several types of interiors.
Dry your slippers
If you are satisfied with how clean your slippers now look, then, the next stage involves drying them in a properly ventilated area. You can hang them on a drying line outside; however; avoid exposing them to direct sunlight, as this will ruin the material.
Apply suede safe waterproofing spray
After your slippers are properly dried, you should apply suede safe waterproofing spray on the upper parts of the slippers. This will help to protect the suede material and as well prolong its lifespan.
As you have read in the above post, I hope you have learned an effective way to get your suede slippers to new and fresh as well.