How to Get Soda Stains out of a Suede Chair

Sarah Schreiber

The soft texture and rich color of suede provide comfort and style to a living room. Relaxing in your suede chair with a glass of soda only to have it spill everywhere is a frustrating occurrence.

Wipe up the soda as soon as it spills.

The key to removing the soda stains from your chair is to act as quickly as possible, reducing the risk it will set and ruin the fabric. You can try several methods.


Applying a coat of leather protector to the suede chair as soon as you purchase it can help keep the furniture resistant to stains. If none of the home remedies for suede stain removal work, consult with a professional leather/suede cleaner who may be able to resolve the problem.

  1. Blot the soda immediately to absorb as much liquid as possible. Avoid rubbing because it can drive the soda deeper into the material.

  2. Wet a clean towel after you absorb all the soda. Blot the wet towel on the area where the soda spilled to help eliminate sugar residue. Allow the suede to dry overnight.

  3. Sprinkle the area of the soda stain with baking soda and rub into the material with a soft brush. Allow the baking soda to sit on the stain for at least 15 minutes before brushing it away.

  4. Rub a new brown gum eraser over the soda stain in a light back and forth motion. Brush away the eraser shavings. Brush over the area with a suede brush to restore the nap its former appearance.

  5. Rub the stained area with a towel. Moisten a piece of cloth with vinegar and rub it over the soda stain. Let it air dry and brush with a suede brush.