How to Clean a Suede Couch

A suede couch is one of life's great treasures. There's just nothing like sitting — or laying back — on soft, supple suede. If you own a suede couch, you know just how amazing it is. You're also likely wondering how to keep it that way. Have no fear, because we have you covered. If your suede couch has been put through the wringer, follow our guide below for the best way to clean a suede couch.

Supplies Needed for Cleaning a Suede Couch:

How to Clean a Suede Couch in 5 Steps

Now that you have your equipment ready, here's the best way to clean a suede couch.

1. Vacuum the Couch

The first step in cleaning a suede couch is to vacuum it. You want to make sure there is no dirt or debris (or loose change!) on the couch before doing anything else. If you can, remove the suede couch cushions and vacuum underneath. Use a soft-bristle attachment on the small vacuum to ensure that you don't scratch the suede.

2. Brush the Couch

Grab your suede brush and gently rub out any additional dirt or scuffs that you might have found while vacuuming. Be careful not to press too hard with the brush. A gently, circular motion should do the job.

3. Use a Suede Eraser for Stains

Every couch gets stained eventually. For suede, you want to use a suede eraser or a household eraser to remove the spots. You do not want to use water. Suede absorbs water and that can lead to even more staining. Again, use gentle, circular motions with the suede eraser to rub out the stains.

4. Spot Test a Suede Cleaner

Now that your suede couch is free of dirt, scuffs and stains, it's time to do a spot test with Leather Honey Suede & Nubuck Cleaner. Find a small, inconspicuous place on the couch and apply the cleaner. There should be no adverse impact with Leather Honey Suede Cleaner, but it's always wise to check first. 

5. Apply the Cleaner

Spray your lint-free cloth with Leather Honey Suede & Nubuck Cleaner. Then gently rub the entire suede couch with the cloth. Make sure you get every inch of the couch with a thin, even coat. Once you have covered the entire couch, allow it to dry before using it. Ideally, you should wait at least 24 hours.

More to Know About How to Clean a Suede Couch

Some common questions people have about cleaning a suede couch.

How do you clean a suede couch at home?

You can clean a suede couch at home by following our guide above. It's easy, especially if you're using our suede cleaner.

How do you clean suede without ruining it?

You can clean suede without ruining it by using a premade cleaner, like Leather Honey Suede & Nubuck Cleaner.

Can you use Dawn dish soap on a suede couch?

You should not use Dawn dish soap on a suede couch. You will stain the couch and ruin the delicate suede. Instead, use a premade, suede-specific cleaner.


Buy On Amazon#1 Selling Leather Care