How to stop a squeak from fake leather

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How to stop a squeak from fake leather
You don't have to live with squeaks from fake leather shoes or garments. (Brand X Pictures/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

While some people look down on wearing fake leather as a cheap alternative lacking the luxuriousness and superior appearance of real leather, it does have advantages. Faux leather, being a synthetic product, protects animals from being used in shoes or garments. Faux-leather products typically come in a wider variety of colours as well. However, like just real leather, faux leather sometimes squeaks when worn.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Mink oil
  • Lint-free cloth
  • Leather polish sponge

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  1. 1

    Dab a nickel-sized amount of mink oil onto a lint-free cloth. Rub the oil all over the synthetic leather. Conditioning will remove the typical sticky feeling of faux leather products, which can exacerbate squeaky sounds.

  2. 2

    Allow the items to sit or hang in fresh air away from direct sunlight for at least 12 hours. This will allow the oil to absorb into the product.

  3. 3

    Purchase a foam shoeshine-polish sponge in a colour that matches your fake leather. Run the sponge over the entire surface area of the item, even if it's not a pair of shoes. This will further buff the material, removing any unabsorbed mink oil and stickiness. Your faux-leather item should now be squeak free.

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