Is water damage on suede permanent? The nap is made of small leather “hairs” which become stiff and brittle when they get wet, or when they dry after being wet. Brittle hairs are more likely to break off, and once that happens the suede has been permanently damaged.
Can you fix water damage on suede? If you still have stains try mixing equal parts white vinegar and warm water and gently wipe away with a brush (dip the brush into the cleaning solution, not the suede) and blot with a towel to help absorb some of the water. We’ve also used Dawn dish soap with warm water. Take your pick.
How do you get water stains out of suede upholstery?
- Moisten a clean cloth with either a suede cleaner or white vinegar.
- Gently rub the affected area using small circular motions or in a cross pattern.
- Let the area dry and then polish with the suede cloth or brush with the napping brush.
- Clean spills as soon as possible to prevent further staining.
Can stains be removed from suede? To remove light stains on suede, brush firmly with a suede brush using a back and forth motion or clean spot stains using a suede eraser. For heavier stains on suede, wet a cloth with white vinegar or rubbing alcohol. Rub the dampened cloth on the stain using a circular motion, then let the area dry completely.