- Cleaning Instructions
To remove any dirt and debris on Nappa leather, wipe the surface of the item with a dry lint-free cloth. For stains, use a cotton washcloth and lukewarm water. Make sure not to soak the leather. Simply dab at the stain carefully, and allow the leather to dry.
We advise our customers the following cleaning and protection instructions for their LAJABU SEVEN’s:* Before wearing LAJABU SEVEN, please treat them with a premium quality transparent leather/suede/nubuck spray which protects against dirt, water and stains.* Take care of LAJABU SEVEN regularly to maintain a constant level of protection. We advise to spray your pair of LAJABU SEVEN’s regularly depending on how often you wear them.* Never put LAJABU SEVEN’s in a washing machine!
Suede brushes usually have a wire-bristled side for brushing off debris and a rubber-bristled side for buffing up the nap of the suede. Gently brush your suede jacket, shoes or accessories, first with the soft side, then with the wire-bristled side. Use the brush to remove dirt and dust that has collected on your suede item. The brush will also remove scuff marks. If your item is muddy, allow the mud to dry before brushing it off. Brush in the direction of the fabric’s grain to avoid tearing or damaging it. Avoid brushing too hard with the wire-bristled side. Use gentle, short strokes to freshen the nap. A toothbrush or textured cloth may also be used.
Avoid wearing suede in conditions that may damage it, such as rainy or snowy weather. Hot, humid weather is also not optimal for suede. Avoid spraying suede with perfume, cologne, hairspray, or other items containing chemicals that might harm the suede. Protect suede from sweat and oils by wearing a layer of clothing between the suede and your skin. Socks, shirts, and scarves are useful for protecting your suede from these types of stains.
Suede items should not be left out in the sun, since it could fade and warp the leather. Store suede items in a cool, dark closet. Wrap items that you don't use often in sheets or pill covers, or store between sheets of white paper.
Treat stains immediately after they occur. The longer they sit on your suede item, the greater the chance that the stain will be permanently soaked into the leather.
Before using any techniques or products on the suede, rub the surface of the item with a clean towel. This brings up the nap and prepares the surface for cleaning.
Don't use a pink eraser, as this can transfer pink dye onto your items. Instead, use a colorless a white or brown gum eraser. If the pencil eraser doesn't work, gently rub a nail file over the dry stain. Avoid using a chemical stain remover. It could create even more damage, especially if it isn't designed for use on suede.
Use a cloth to blot the liquid. Don't apply too much pressure, as this will force the water deeper into the fabric. Allow the water to dry after blotting. If the dried water stain is a different color from the rest of the item, try spraying the entire item with a light mist of water and allow it to dry. This will help the spot blend in. If your suede shoes got soaked, stuff them with paper or a shoehorn before letting them dry, to prevent the suede from getting misshapen.
When having oil or grease stains, spot these with baking soda. Let it sit for a few hours, then brush it away using a suede brush.
If none of the techniques you've tried appear to be working, buy special leather cleaner. These can be used to remove oil or grease stains from suede shoes and garments. If possible, use a cleaner made of natural ingredients. Some leather cleaners actually do more harm than good.
V-Suede is a type of vegan leather material that does not come from any animal. It is very vulnerable to soiling and staining, and it has to be cleaned and protected with tools and care products that are specifically designed to care for suede and nubuck.
This type of cloth is specially designed for cleaning nubuck. Nubuck cleaner is typically integrated within its fibers. Wipe with this regularly to remove light soiling and shiny spots. This prevents grime from building up. Wipe in several directions, using circular motions to clean all sides of the nap.
Take the water onto a nubuck cloth and wipe the dirty part of the surface carefully. Finish by brushing the nap to remove any residue.
Regular wiping with a cloth will prevent you from having to clean the V-Suede with water. You should also apply a water repellant spray protectant at least every 6 months. Spray the item, then allow time for the V-Suede to thoroughly dry before using or wearing it. The best time to spray this protectant is after cleaning your V-Suede surface.