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Suede clean and recolour


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Suede cleaner

Suede boot clean and recolour

Colours fade over time, and suede is especially susceptible to this problem. These shoes came in looking faded and worn and were due for a Suede clean and dye.

Our Process

  1. Before focusing on the dyeing of the suede, we spent the time to clean and wash the suede so that the dyes would take properly. To begin the suede clean and dye, we used the Saphir Gommadin Medaille d’Or Suede Eraser to remove stains and marks. This was followed by removing the crumbs with the Saphir Suede Crepe Brush. With bristles made from soft crepe (natural rubber), it’s extremely gentle-going on soft surfaces, leaving them clean but never damaged.
  2. Once cleaned, we used Saphir Omni’Nettoyant Suede Shampoo Cleaner to bring the suede back to being silky smooth. Its delicate formula hydrates and rejuvenates weary suede, resulting in shoes that look as good as new.
  3. We were able to colour match and dye the suede with Saphir Teinture Francaise. Importantly, we matched as closely to the original colour as possible. 
  4. Finally, we waterproofed and nourished the finished boots with Saphir Renovateur Suede & Nubuck Conditioning Spray. It is specifically designed to condition, protect and recolour suede, nubuck and textiles. In contrast, heavier cream conditioners can destroy suede, making your shoes look ruffled and old.

Suede clean and dye

Suede clean and dye

 

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Nathan Baxter

The greatest little shoe repair shop in Newtown. That also does the coolest things ever. Key cutting, Engraving, Watch Service, and leather work is just the start.