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How to Get Out Water Stain on Suede Shoes??

Started 1296739804.79 in Fashion Talk | Last reply 1296846814.53 by Cardamom
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I just received a pair of Clark's shoes/boots which I've been lusting after for 2 years. They finally went on sale for a few days for $39 and now they're back to $95.

I sprayed some waterproofing stuff on them yesterday, let them dry, and wore them. I must not have let them dry long enough, b/c I got a water stain on the toe that will NOT go away. I have tried everything: an emery board, blow dryer, blotting with towel, a brush, etc. (all internet suggestions).

Obviously, I won't be returning them. Any ideas how to get the stain out? TIA!

Beth

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brii1296739875.2224317 PostsRegistered 7/14/2008

You can try white vinegar.

Kathleen1296740176.9313150 PostsRegistered 8/7/2006East Side, West Side, All Around The Town ... London Bridge is Falling Down

Do you have a wire suede brush? If so - make sure they are completely dry and brush the spot. You might be able to minimize it, if not completely brush off the stain.

ETA: that worked on a stain on my brown suede shoes.

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Last edited on 2/3/2011

Huntersmom1296740990.171582 PostsRegistered 11/3/2007

Thanks for the suggestions!

Beth

nanw1296758504.11757 PostsRegistered 5/31/2005Louisiana

I know this sounds weird, but it works. Use a pencil eraser....lightly. Use a light hand. I've been doing this for years and it works for me.

Huntersmom1296761371.7531582 PostsRegistered 11/3/2007

Ok...now to find a pencil with an eraser. They used to be abundant, but now with computers, a pencil will be hard to find around my house!

Thank you all very much!

Beth

codywhitney1296761643.947612 PostsRegistered 6/20/2007California

There are suede tools for shoes.They usually have "erasers",wire brushes and regular brushes on them.These work really well..I think Target might have them or shoe repair places or online you can search for them.They probably sell them on ebay.

NeedQVCAno­nMeeting1296762686.44434 PostsRegistered 8/17/2005
On 2/3/2011 codywhitney said:

There are suede tools for shoes.They usually have "erasers",wire brushes and regular brushes on them.These work really well..I think Target might have them or shoe repair places or online you can search for them.They probably sell them on ebay.

^ YES. I have a little kit that has the "eraser" and a suede brush to use after. Works like a dream! Most larger grocery stores have a little "shoe care" area where you can find those things.

gigot1296762859.845299 PostsRegistered 10/22/2010

I always use a baby wipe with the lanolin, wipe them each one down with one wipe per boot blending the spot with the wipe,dry with a soft towel, and buff or brush gently with a nail brush-works for me. May have to repeat with spot. I wipe all my shoes with a baby wipe-inside,outside, then sole with one per shoe, stuff, put away-learned this from a diva 20 years ago and can keep a pair forever! Is that a good thing though?{#emotions_dlg.laugh}

Cardamom1296846814.5276847 PostsRegistered 6/24/2006
On 2/3/2011 nanw said:

I know this sounds weird, but it works. Use a pencil eraser....lightly. Use a light hand. I've been doing this for years and it works for me.

nanw thank you so much! You saved my grey suede boots. I read this yesterday and got my boots out. One boot had a pretty big water stain. I got a block eraser, rubbed it on the area and the water line vanished. You can't tell there was ever a discolored patch there. What a great trick! Thanks again.

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