Don’t you just hate it when you get your shoes stained? One of the most common problems we have is having grass stains on our shoes. Removing them can be bit difficult, especially if the stain has stayed on the shoe for quite some time.
But there’s no need to worry, here are some helpful tips on how to remove grass stains from shoes:
Remove Grass Stains Using Laundry Detergent
One of the most popular means of removing grass stains on shoes is using laundry detergent. First, try to get a liquid or powder laundry detergent that contains bleach and enzymes. Put a small amount of detergent on the stain and rub it gently on the shoe. For powder laundry detergent, mix this first with a portion of water before putting in on the stained area. Leave the detergent on to dry for a maximum of 15 minutes. Then rinse this off with clean water. Repeat the process if necessary. Just be sure that you read the instructions first on how to clean your shoe to avoid getting it more damaged.
Remove the Grass Stain Using Vinegar
Did you know that vinegar is useful in removing stains? Just mix one third cup of white vinegar with two thirds of water. Using a soft rag or cloth, dab the mixture on the stain and then blot this with another cloth. Repeat if necessary. Once the stain is removed, wash the shoe.
Wash the Shoe
Before you wash your shoes, check first the instructions for washing. Try to mix dishwashing soap and warm water in a basin or bucket. Dip the shoe in the mixture and then gently scrub it. Once the stain is completely removed, rinse the shoe using warm water and let it dry. This process is only ideal for shoes that are made from nylon or canvass. For shoes made of leather, just mix a solution of two-thirds cup water and a dash of dishwashing liquid detergent. Use a soft brush such as a toothbrush. Dip this on the solution, gently brush the stains and wash them off.
Use a Grass Stain Remover
If you tried any of the steps mentioned above and the grass stains are still visible, then the next step is to buy a commercial grass stain remover. Mix one teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide and a few drops of ammonia. After applying the grass stain remover, use a brush to apply the solution of ammonia and then rinse with clean water.
The next time you get grass stains on your favorite pair of shoes, just follow these simple tips to keep your sports shoes, work shoes or running shoes as clean as possible.