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Is Suede or River Rock Washable

Posted by Mr. Paint on February 23rd, 2003 06:49 PM
In reply to RL Suede - it is washable? by Kathy on February 23rd, 2003 02:38 PM [Go to top of thread]

RL River Rock and Suede are both considered "flat" finishes - and therefore
are not washable.

They will get dirty, and they burnish (show a mark if you rub them)

Dark colors are better - they don't show the dirt so much - that's why all
of the original colors were dark - the new lighter ones were introduced last

Suede touches up better than River Rock - but they still are not great.

They are not recommended to be topcoated with a clear - it ruins the color
and the shadows that make the finish appealing in the first place.

My suggestion would be to try one of the glaze finishes - Denim, Chambray,
Linen, or Leather. The glaze is a semi-gloss - so it is scrubbable. These
techniques are easier for beginners to do - and easier to fix if you make a

Which ever one you pick - read and follow the directions on the can - watch
the video on and call 1-800-379-POLO if you still have

Find a spot that doesn't need to look good and practice your techinque
BEFORE you start your room.

Good Luck!! ........

Let me know how it turns out!

Mr. Paint

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