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Tried-and-Tested Tips For Cleaning Suede Furniture

Keep fuzzy pieces in mint condition with these helpful hacks

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Photography: sofascouch.com (Main Photo)

Out of all materials used for making furniture, it's safe to say the suede is the hardest to clean—the tiniest of mistakes can cause discoloration or worse, using the wrong cleaner can tear the fabric apart. Let The Cleaning Diva CEO Marivic Arambulo guide you through the process. Check out these tips: 

Q: What's the proper way to clean maintain suede furniture? 


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A: Suede is a fuzzy material that traps dirt and dust. It gets even worse when you let grime sit—it seeps into the fabric and it can be impossible to remove. When it comes to suede, remember that prevention is better than cure. The Cleaning Diva's Marivic Arambulo advises: "Every week (or every other week), vacuum the sofa or furniture for any crumbs and visible dirt." 

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"Make sure to invest in a suede brush (which you can buy at shoe repair stores) to clean deep-seated dirt as well as keep the material in good condition," she adds. As with any fabric, drink or food spills, suede must be cleaned immediately. If you can't avoid eating around your suede furniture, splurge a little on a suede protector spray to make it stain resistant. 

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This snippet originally appeared in the November 2016 issue ("Household Help & Cleaning Tips") of Good Housekeeping Magazine. Main photo is by sofascouch.com.

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