How to Remove Olive Oil From Suede

by Megan Richardson ; Updated September 28, 2017

Olive oil can leave a noticeable stain on suede.

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Suede is a type of leather used for furniture, purses, and shoes. It is important to protect suede as much as possible, because stains are hard to remove from this particular material. If grease or oil, like olive oil, gets onto suede, it's important to act quickly so that the stain can be completely removed.

Sprinkle a generous amount of talcum powder onto the olive oil stain. Leave it on overnight. The talcum powder will absorb a large amount of the oil.

Sweep a suede brush over the area the next day to brush away the powder.

Pour a dime-size amount of white vinegar onto a soft cloth.

Rub the vinegar into the stain.

Let the area air dry.

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Megan Richardson began her career as a freelance writer and editor in 2009. She has experience in public relations and event planning, and she worked as a writer's assistant to a published author for more than a year. Her work has also appeared in "The Daily Sentinel." Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication and journalism from Stephen F. Austin State University