Table of contents:
- Getting rid of dried dirt on suede
- Stubborn stains with the help of professional tools
- Melamine sponge - clean the sole
- Toothpaste will help to restore the whiteness of the sole
- Heavy dirt on fabric shoes
- Rag sneakers in the washing machine
- Oxygen bleach
Leather or suede - it doesn't matter, everything can be rehabilitated. The main thing is to know how. Collected the most effective tips for cleaning white shoes.
Getting rid of dried dirt on suede
Channel: Jason Markk
This is actually the simplest problem. All you need to do is take a brush, walk with it, shaking it off, on the surface, then take an eraser (special - sold in shoe stores), erase the stripes, black spots and again go with the brush.
Stubborn stains with the help of professional tools
Channel: Jason Markk
First, make sure the shoes cannot be cleaned using the first method. If it doesn't work, go to your nearest shoe store and get a special suede cleaner there. Most of them are used as follows: fill a small container with water at room temperature, add a few drops of the product to it, stir the solution with a brush, dip it into the product and rub the suede thoroughly until it forms a foam. Take an absorbent cloth and use a twisting motion to remove any residue. Repeat until you have removed the dirt. Leave to dry. You do not need to wash off anything with water. Once dry, use the brush again to comb the hairs.
Melamine sponge - clean the sole
Things from your household pantry do an amazing thing, even if the "pantry" is just a drawer under the sink. The melamine sponge, which is crazy about everything - from small to large in matters of cleaning, will fit for cleaning shoes. We moisten the sponge in water and begin to rub thoroughly. The dirt should go away quickly, but yellowness may remain, it will help to get rid of it … see the next point!
Toothpaste will help to restore the whiteness of the sole
Channel: Anthony DelucV
It's simple: we apply toothpaste to the sole (even on the skin) and diligently with three toothbrushes. Wash off with a damp cloth. The result promises to dazzle.
Heavy dirt on fabric shoes
Perhaps this is the most unexpected way. The recipe is as follows: a spoonful of baking soda, a spoonful of hydrogen peroxide and a spoonful of water. Mix and apply generously to fabric sneakers - preferably in a double layer. Then we take it outside under the sun's rays and wait for it to dry completely. Then we shake off the white powder that appears, once again go through with a toothbrush … - and voila! - they are gorgeous. Sneakers without dirt and dust in your hands … sorry, on your feet.
Rag sneakers in the washing machine
Channel: Sari Qasem
Washing your sneakers in the washing machine is not as scary as it seems. The main thing is to follow the rules. First, "divide" them into parts: take out the laces and insoles. Put each shoe in a washing bag, the laces can be thrown into one of them and sent to the wash. For the sake of safety, many cars recommend putting a towel with the sneakers - so they will not hit the walls. The mode should be chosen as gentle as possible: the lowest temperature (definitely not higher than 30 degrees), the lowest number of revolutions (if possible, set the “hand wash” or “rinse” mode). You can add both washing gel for light dirt, and washing powder with bleach, if you have something to get rid of. Air conditioning is not needed in this case. Drying and spinning are contraindicated. After the wash is complete, remove the shoes from the bags, put them in a secluded place (not on a battery!) Out of direct sunlight, insert a shoe holder, or simply stuff with paper and leave to dry naturally.
It turns out that with the help of a couple of tools, you can create real magic. Some sneakers have a down jacket-like synthetic surface, especially on the tongues.It gets dirty very quickly. You can clean it in the following way: first, try washing off the dirt using conventional products - water and dishwashing detergent. Usually this does not completely solve the problem, you have to bleach. What the channel's author calls Bleach Solution is regular oxygen bleach mixed with water. The solution must be applied with a brushing motion with a toothbrush, avoiding tissue damage. Then you need to leave them in the sun for five minutes. Then rinse off the bleach with water and dishwashing detergent.