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Homemade Suede Cleaner

I have used this homemade suede cleaner recipe so many times and swear by it.   This recipe removes basically any dirt or stain from microfiber or suede furniture.  ** PLEASE test this in an inconspicuous area first! Some fabrics do bleed! AND if you have a warranty on your furniture you may not want to do this either.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Cleaning
Cuisine: DIY
Keyword: Suede cleaner
Author: Karrie


  • 99% Isopropyl Alcohol
  • a spray bottle
  • new scrub sponges - one half a scrubbing pad
  • a soft brush - the bristles shouldn't be any harder than a toothbrush. Apotato brush might work well too
  • a toothbrush for small spots
  • clean dry rags


  • First and foremost, dust and/or vacuum your sofa. Then, pour your alcohol into the bottle. Work one area at a time. Alcohol evaporates quickly, so just focus on a spot at a time. 
  • Spray over your area and then use the sponge in a circular motion to remove the stain. 
  • If your furniture has years of grime or dirt from pets and kids, you may have to do this cleaning process twice. But you’ll notice the difference immediately. I recommend first using the sponge side. After that, use the side with the scouring pad. The scouring pad helps refluff the fabric. Just be careful with the binding area though. Use the toothbrush when you’re cleaning that part.
  • Once the alcohol is dry use your brush to refluff your fabric.