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Getting rid of white wine stain on suede shoes?

NakedYoga

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Well, I recently bought another pair of Clarks dark brown suede desert boots to beat around. Unfortunately, they're now beat up in the wrong way. Not 2 days after I bought them, I was at a small house party where a rather obnoxious girl bumped a cocktail table, spilling part of a glass of white wine on one of my shoes. Does anyone know of a good way to get that stain out without ruining the suede? It looks pretty ridiculous with one stained shoe and one that looks brand new.
 

Nick V.

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If the wine stayed on the surface, you may be lucky.

Try bushing the suede out with a nylon suede brush. Go over the effected area lightly with very fine sandpaper. Don't rub to hard! Brush again. If that doesn't work, go over both shoes with Lincoln E-Z cleaner. Let dry and brush again. If you can still see the stain, spray them with a coat of dark brown suede renew. Let dry and brush again. Reapply if necessary.

It's always a good idea to spray a coat of waterproof on suede before you wear them for the first time. In cases like this it may have added enough protection to repel the stain. Every once in a while (maybe 3 or 4 wearings) apply another coat.
 

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I dropped a piece of lettuce drenched in oily dressing right on a light tan Borrelli. A pencil eraser and a suede brush removed most of it. I was nearly in tears (not really, but it fits. LOL).

Mike
 

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I always liked chocolate ice cream but my mother made us eat vanilla because it didn't stain anything.
 

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You could try kicking the obnoxious girl until the stain comes out. If that fails, try shampoo.
 

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Originally Posted by richmaguni
I always liked chocolate ice cream but my mother made us eat vanilla because it didn't stain anything.

Way to go on the Mad Men quotes...
 

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