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How to clean mould off microsuede

Updated April 17, 2017

Microsuede is a man-made material that is often used to cover furniture or make outerwear, such as coats or jackets. Microsuede that gets wet and then isn't dried properly can develop mould and mildew. Because of the fine nap of the fabric, microsuede is prone to developing spots and stains if not cleaned with the proper materials.

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  1. Pour vodka into a cup. Dip a clean, white cloth into the vodka and press the excess liquid out with your fingers so that it is damp but not soaking.

  2. Rub the cloth on the area affected by the mould in a single direction. Avoid rubbing in a circular direction to prevent producing rough areas on the fabric.

  3. Inspect the spot to see if the mould has been removed. If not, wait for the fabric to dry before repeating the vodka application process.

  4. Allow the microsuede to dry before using. A hair dryer set on the "cool" setting can be used to dry the spot faster.

  5. Tip

    Spritz microsuede with a fabric freshener, such as Febreeze, periodically to freshen the fabric.

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Things You'll Need

  • Clear vodka
  • Cloth

About the Author

Gail Logan is a magazine editor and freelance writer based in Atlanta, AL. She received her B.A. in Journalism from Patrick Henry College. For the past four years, she has written home design, travel and food features for national magazines, including "Coastal Living," "Texas Home and Living," "Log Home Design," and "Country's Best Log Homes." When not writing, she mentors inner-city children.

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