DIY: How to clean suede bags

By Sugar Lane - Thursday, October 21, 2021

Buenos días! Hoy os traigo un tutorial rápido y sencillo para limpiar y cuidar un bolso de ante. De todos los acabados en piel, probablemente el ante es el que más tiende a ensuciarse y en el que más se nota el roce y uso diario. Es un tipo de piel que me gusta porque es suave y blanda, por lo que es ideal tanto en bolso como en calzado, e incluso para prendas de vestir, pero hay que ser un poco más cuidadosos que con un cuero de grano grueso.

Good morning! Today I'm sharing a quick tutorial to clean a suede bag. Of all the leather finishes, suede is probably the one that gets dirty easiest, and it tends to show daily wear fast. It is a kind of leather I love because it is smooth and soft, so it is perfect for bags and shoes, as well as for clothing garments, but we have to take good care of it, as it is not as durable as grained leather.

Lo mejor que podéis hacer con vuestros artículos de ante recién comprados es rociarlos bien con spray para impermeabilizar. Esto va a hacer que repelan el agua y así evitaremos manchas de lluvia o de otros líquidos. Yo he derramado un caramel machiatto sobre mis botines de ante beige y están como nuevos! Tenéis otros trucos para vuestros zapatos en este post! Conviene que los volváis a rociar con el spray al inicio de cada temporada, o cuando lo limpieis.

The best thing you can do with your brand new suede items is spraying them with a waterproofing product. This will make them repel water and avoid rain marks or liquid stains. I have spilled a caramel macchiato on my beige suede booties and they look brand new! You have some of my favorite hacks for your shoes here! You should reapply the spray every season or after cleaning your items.

Para limpiar el ante hay 2 herramientas estupendas que yo combino según la gravedad de cada caso:

There are 2 wonderful tools to clean suede that I use depending on the case:

En primer lugar tenéis la goma de borrar, que sirve para borrar manchas y roces. Es una forma delicada de eliminar la mancha, pero a veces puede apagar un poco el color cuando el ante tiene colores muy vivos, como en el caso de mis botas rojas.

First you have the suede eraser, perfect to clean scuffs and normal wear and tear. It is a delicate way of erasing stains, but sometimes it can fade color in intense rich suede, like it happens on my red boots.

En segundo lugar tenéis el cepillo. Cuando la goma de borrar no es suficiente para limpiar el ante, recurro a este cepillo mágico! Este desgasta un poco más el ante, y por eso, si la mancha sale con la goma, prefiero no utilizarlo tan a menudo, pero deja el ante totalmente limpio y suave.

The second option is the suede brush. When the suede eraser is not enough to remove a stain, I use this magic brush! This wears suede down a little, so that is why I prefer to use the eraser when possible, but this brush leaves suede perfectly clean and soft. 

Os dejo un pequeño video tutorial explicando cómo usar estos limpiadores de ante en mi bolso Trapeze de Céline:

Here is a short video explaining how to use these suede cleaners on my Céline Trapeze bag:

Y vosotras, tenéis alguna prenda o accesorio de ante? Con qué lo limpiais???
Do you own any suede items? How do you clean them??? 

Borrador: / Cepillo para ante: / Spray impermeabilizante:

Suede eraser: / Suede brush:
/ Waterproof spray:

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  1. Genial post, tengo un bolso de ante que me encanta pero no se conseguía sacar luz, a ver si limpiandolo así consigo que vuelva a ser el que era ^^ Muchas gracias por compartir

  2. Your bag looks lovely! I've never tried a suede eraser before but I agree a suede brush can make such a difference in keeping suede clean! I have a suede brush I use for all my unlined bags I think it makes a difference to help maintain them!

    Hope you are having a great week :)

    Away From The Blue

    1. Oh , you have to try the eraser! But great that you already use the brush!

  3. Que práctico. Gracias por compartirlo y que tengas un buen fin de semana.

  4. Such a gorgeous purse! Thank you so much for these suggestions. Have a wonderful weekend <3
    the creation of beauty is art.

  5. Such a wonderful post! Thank you so much❤

  6. Super useful post!
    I really need to know how to right clean bag and shoes since I always fear to ruin them! Thanx for share!

    1. You have a lot of shoe and bag care tutorials on my YouTube channel ;)

  7. Thanks for sharing this useful post!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  8. Wow the bag looks like a new one! Great tips!

  9. I have a few suede bags and always wondered how would I clean them if they got dirty! The waterproof spray sounds like a great idea! xx
    Elegant Duchess xx

  10. Hola bonita, te ha quedado perfecto, he descubierto el primer paso con la goma de borrar, gracias a tí, yo sólo utilizaba el segungo, así que... Gracias, un besazo.

  11. ¡Qué interesante! La verdad es que yo no compro nada de ante precisamente porque se estropea muchísimo y no tenía ni idea de cómo limpiarlo. Gracias por los consejos.

    1. Pues espero que a partir de ahora te animes con el ante ;)

  12. Hola :-)

    Such a stunning bag - I love the colors :-)

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  14. Voy a hacerme con uno Sara!!!
    gracias por compartir
    Besos rojos por doquier

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