Suede of Nu Buck upholstery is not a material that just every cleaner can clean. It can be difficult and requires special attention to detail in order to clean it, without destroying it. This article will give you some information on suede upholstery.
What is Suede?
Suede is a type of leather with a smooth and very velvet like surface. It is made from the underside of the hide which is buffed to raise the fibers and give it the feel that we are use to. Because it is made from the more delicate underside of the leather, it is more susceptible from damage to staining and moisture. Today there are also many synthetic suede materials on the market which do not have this susceptibility to moisture. They are much easier to clean. How do you know which you have? Well, the synthetic suede is much cheaper so you can usually tell by the price tag. If you have real suede, you probably know it.
Suede Cleaning Tips
1. Blot any spills immediately before they can turn into a major stain. Suede is very absorbent and will quickly absorb moisture. Use a clean white clothe or dye free paper towel to blot and not rub the spot. Rubbing could abrade the fibers and force the stain deeper into the fiber.
2. After cleaning a suede couch, use a properly designed protectant to repel moisture. This will keep your suede looking good for years to come.
3. When cleaning your couch with a nu buck cleaning cloth, be sure to go in many different directions to reach all sides of the fiber. Use a gentle touch to avoid damaging the fiber.
4. A brown art gum eraser can be used to remove small stains from a couch. Do not use pink erasers which could damage your couch.