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Cleaning Chart

Suede Stain Removal Instructions

  • Remove as much of the stain as possible before applying cleaners. For dry stains, try brushing with a Magik or Miracle brush. Remove wet residue with a spoon, a butter knife or absorb with a soft cloth.
  • Select the appropriate cleaner according to the chart below.
  • Begin with the cleaner listed first, allowing the spot to dry.
  • If the stain remains, proceed to the next recommended cleaner.
Coffee, Tea, Milk1 2 3
Juice, Soft Drinks1 2 3
Wine, Beer1 2 3
Mustard2 3
Catsup, Chocolate1 2
Cooking Oil, Mayonnaise1 2 3
Crayon, Lipstick4 5 2
Urine1 2 3
Blood1 2
Body Oils1 2 5
Furniture Polish, Ink2 5
Grease, Shoe Polish, Motor Oil4 5 2


  1. Cold to lukewarm, never hot, water.
  2. Mix one teaspoon of a mild soap (Woolite®, Joy®, Ivory Liquid®, or Tide® powder) to a pint of cold or warm water.
  3. Pure white vinegar mixed 50/50 with water. Use vinegar full strength for stubborn stains.
  4. A petroleum distillate such as mineral spirits or naphtha.
  5. A dry cleaning solvent such as perchloroethylene, or Blue Coral® Dri-Clean, Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner in a clear plastic bottle with a spray trigger.

NOTE: Exercise proper care when using solvents or solvent cleaners since some are flammable. Read and follow the manufacturer’s directions and use with adequate ventilation while wearing protective gloves.