How to Clean Vomit Off of a Suede Couch

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How to Clean Vomit Off of a Suede Couch
Suede is a type of leather used for a variety of products. (micro suede rocker recliner image by James Phelps from

Cleaning vomit is an unpleasant job no matter where it is and how many times you've cleaned up after the kids or pets. When someone vomits on your suede couch, it can seem disastrous due to the absorbent, natural fibres of the suede and the mess the vomit creates. Using supplies found in most homes and garages, you can remove any vomit stain as well as its strong odour from your suede couch.

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Things you need

  • Plastic scraper or spoon
  • Garbage bag
  • Mild dish washing liquid
  • Water
  • Bucket
  • Sponge
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Baking soda
  • Soft scrub brush
  • Suede brush

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  1. 1

    Scrape or scoop up as much vomit as possible, using a plastic scraper or spoon. Place the vomit in a plastic garbage bag for disposal.

    How to Clean Vomit Off of a Suede Couch
    Remove all but the liquid portion of the vomit by scraping. (scraper image by timur1970 from
  2. 2

    Mix mild dish-washing liquid and warm water in a bucket. Stir the solution with your hands to create as much foam as possible.

    How to Clean Vomit Off of a Suede Couch
    Use a bucket to hold your cleaning solution. (bucket image by Aleksandr Ugorenkov from
  3. 3

    Dip your sponge into the suds only and dab at the vomit stain on your suede couch. Rinse the sponge off in the bucket, wring it out, then dip it again in the suds. Continue to dab at the vomit stain until you have worked the suds into the entire stain.

    How to Clean Vomit Off of a Suede Couch
    A sponge is gentle on suede. (sponge image by Leonid Nyshko from
  4. 4

    Rinse the stained area with cool water using a clean cloth. Dry the area with another cloth, then allow the suede couch to air dry completely.

  5. 5

    Sprinkle baking soda on the area where the vomit stain was. Work the baking soda into the suede using a soft-bristled brush. Allow the baking soda to sit in the suede fibres for 24 hours. This will eliminate the odour left by vomit.

    How to Clean Vomit Off of a Suede Couch
    Use a brush work in the baking soda to help get rid of odour. (scrub brush image by weim from
  6. 6

    Brush the suede with a suede brush to remove the baking soda.

Tips and warnings

  • Open windows to help freshen the air as you clean and remove the vomit.
  • Avoid trying to wipe up the vomit with a cleaning cloth as it will likely spread further into the suede's fibres.

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