How to Waterproof Suede

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How to Waterproof Suede
You can keep your suede boots safe from harm by waterproofing them. (PhotoObjects.net/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

Suede is used in a variety of different products, including shoes, jackets and other wearable objects. Water can damage suede and leave stains behind. Before this happens, you can apply a waterproofing material to keep the suede safe from water. Applying waterproofing to the suede takes just a few minutes, and then your products will be safe from damage.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Coarse suede brush
  • Damp cloth
  • Dry cloths
  • Suede waterproofing spray
  • Fine suede brush

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Scrub any dirt off of the suede using the coarse suede brush. Wipe off any remaining dirt using a damp cloth.

  2. 2

    Shake the can of suede waterproofing spray. Apply the suede waterproofing spray all over the material and allow it to sit for two minutes.

  3. 3

    Wipe off any excess cleaner from the suede using a dry cloth. Allow the suede to air dry, then brush the suede using a fine suede brush.

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