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Dry Clean Leather Shoes at Home – The Leather Laundry

Can Leather Shoes be Dry Cleaned at Home?

Howdy patrons!! Wondering how to dry clean leather shoes at home? It is true that if your shoe is afflicted with a nasty stain, like that of oil/dye transfer/grease etc, then regular cleaning at home would not help. Similarly in the case of discolouration or mold growth, you  need to take your shoes to a professional leather care expert for colour restoration! However general dirt/dust & soft stains can very well be taken care of, at home!

Tips to Dry Clean Leather Shoes at Home

  1. Remove excess dirt first using a soft-bristled brush (shoe brush or old toothbrush) to clean the outsole.
  2. Mix warm water and a small amount of laundry detergent to create a slightly soapy mixture.
  3. Apply a small amount of the water/detergent mixture to a sponge, soft cloth or soft brush and clean affected areas.
  4. Apply a small amount of warm water to another sponge or soft cloth to remove any excess detergent.
  5. Air dry the shoes at room temperature.

Tips for Suede Shoe Dry Cleaning at Home

  1. General dirt and dust on suede can be removed by scraping the suede gently with a fine sandpaper.
  2. For more nasty stains, an industrial suede cleaner can be used. However it is very important to ensure proper application, as suede is very susceptible to stains.
  3. One can also use a suede brush with soft bristle fibres for general cleaning on a day-to-day basis.
  4. In extreme cases of discolouration or staining, colour restoration is required for which a professional leather care expert must be consulted.

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Reach out to a professional shoe dry cleaning company, if the above mentioned home remedies do not work! Do not use any hard chemicals (like solvents etc.) at home as they can destroy the leather forever!

Find out more on how to dry clean shoes at home!

The Leather Laundry is a niche spa and repair service for your luxury leather gear! We clean, colour, repair, restore and revive all things leather – premium leather shoes, handbags, jackets, belts, wallets, sofa etc!

We offer the below mentioned shoe dry cleaning & repair services in Delhi , Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Pune etc.

  • Shoe spa/shoe care: Shoe cleaning, shoe shining, shoe polishing & refinishing.
  • Leather shoe dyeing/painting, shoe restoration.
  • Suede shoes cleaning & restoration.
  • Shoe repair: Sole repair & replacement/resoling.
  • Shoe/Heel/Boot repair- Heel/Sole pasting,insole repair/replacement, shoe switching & patchwork, heel tip/rivet replacement etc.

To avail our shoe dry cleaning services in Mumbai, Delhi & other metro cities of India, get in touch with us at +919711255431

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