How to Clean Suede Pants

When wearing luxurious leather-buffed pants, it is important to know how to clean suede in case you they get marked or stained. Suede pants are an ideal garment and have a nice durable finish, however they do require more regular maintenance than other garments made of leather.

Restore the Nap

Before cleaning your clothing, you must first restore the nap of your suede by brushing it with a suede brush. You may need to hold it over steam before brushing it if the nap is too matted. Doing this after each time you wear a suede garment, you will be able to see spots and stains immediately and fix them before they become permanent.

Apply Power

You can remove oily stains by applying cornstarch or talcum powder to them and allowing it to soak in for 2 to 3 hours. Remove the powder by brushing it off with your suede brush, and then use a soft toothbrush or an art gum eraser to remove the stains.

Liquid Damage

If you spill water or another liquid substance on your pants, you will want to soak it up as soon as you can. Use a soft towel, by applying it gently over the moisture until the liquid has been soaked up.

Dry Clean

If there are stubborn stains, you may have to take your garment to a dry cleaner to be cleaned professionally. Though this will cost money, it is worth protecting your suede pants.

Suede clothing is very glamorous, but also very delicate. It needs to be examined and maintained after every wearing.