In this article, I will show you some incredible ways to clean your suede couch. You can use this as some sort of guide to help you.
How Often to Clean a Suede Couch
It is always best to clean your suede couch at least twice a year. It’s also good to clean up spills before they turn into stains. You should also vacuum them every two weeks or do it monthly to get rid of dust from the sofa.
Now that you know how often you should clean your suede sofa I am going to show you how to clean it.
What You’ll Need
- Suede shampoo/ cleaner
- Soft Cleaning cloth
- Isopropyl alcohol
How do you clean a suede couch?
Before you clean your suede couch it’s best to vacuum it at first. Vacuuming it will get rid of all the dust that was on it. After vacuuming there are two types of cleaning you can do.
1. Spot cleaning
When spot cleaning a suede sofa all you have to do is find specific areas on the couch that looks stained or dirty and clean them.
2. Full cleaning/deep cleaning
When deep cleaning your sofa what you need to do is clean everywhere on the sofa(not only the dirty areas). This means you have to clean the cushions and the pillows as well.
Now let’s get into more details on how to clean your suede couch by following these steps.
When spot cleaning you just need to spray the stained area of the couch with a suede cleaner and use a soft cleaning cloth to blot the stained area. Do this until the stain is gone.
To deep clean a suede couch you need to spray the suede cleaner on areas such as the sofa arms, cushions, etc. Don’t spray too much or else the sofa will get wet. After spraying just use a soft scrubbing brush and gently scrub the couch.
There are many other ways to clean a suede couch but this one is my favorite. I am going to show you how to clean your suede couch with isopropyl alcohol.
How to clean a suede couch with isopropyl alcohol
When cleaning your suede couch with isopropyl alcohol you want to make sure that you only spot clean and not deep clean. This means only focusing on the really dirty areas on the couch and cleaning them. The first thing you want to do is to vacuum the couch. Then after that, you should get a spray nozzle and attach it to the alcohol bottle. Now spray the alcohol on the stained areas of the couch and use a soft scrubbing brush to gently scrub that same area until the stain is gone. After scrubbing be sure to let the spot dry.
That was probably way easier than expected. If you still don’t want to clean your sofa with isopropyl alcohol you can try this other method which involves using vinegar.
How to clean A suede couch with vinegar
Cleaning a suede couch with vinegar is easier than you might think. All you need to do is get a small bowl and pour 1-2 cups of vinegar into it. After that just dip a microfiber cloth into the bucket and use it to blot the dirty areas on the couch. Doing this will make your suede couch look clean again.
This is also great for cleaning dog urine from the couch.
How to clean A suede couch with dish soap and water
Cleaning a suede couch with dish soap and water is pretty easy to do. The first thing you need to do is to vacuum the sofa. After vacuuming the sofa the next thing you need to do is to get a bucket of water and add 2-4 squirts of dish soap into it then use your hand to swirl the water around until it becomes sudsy. Now get a soft cleaning brush and use it to scoop up the sudsy area of the water (don’t dip it in the water). Use the soapy brush to gently scrub the dirty areas of the couch. Then use a clean microfiber cloth to wipe away the soap sud residue.
How to clean vomit from suede couch
Cleaning vomit from a suede couch requires some additional steps.
STEP 1– Absorb the excess liquid from the puke stain by using a sponge, towel, paper towels, or rags. After getting rid of most of the vomit stain its now time to move on to step 2
STEP 2– Spray the vomit-stained area with a suede cleaner. When spraying the area with the suede cleaner be sure not to spray too much and make that area of the sofa wet.
STEP3– Now it’s time to blot again. While blotting be sure to get rid of all the new moisture that’s on the couch.
STEP 4- It’s time to deodorize the vomit-stained area. Mix together 1 cup of vinegar, 2-3 cups of room temp water, and 1 tbsp of dish soap into a spray bottle. Then spray the area that the vomit was on then use another clean cloth to blot the spot. Remember not to soak the fabric of the couch.
STEP 5 – Blot the area again with a sponge but this time you’ll just be using cold water. Remember not to use too much water as this may damage the suede fabric. After that, it’s now time to get rid of the excess moisture from the sofa. You can use a wet vacuum or a small steam cleaner to get rid of the moisture. Then allow that part of the sofa to air dry.
These 5 steps are all you need to get rid of vomit from a suede couch.
I hope this article helped you to clean your suede couch.