Preparing for cleaning
Before cleaning a pair of white sneakers at home, prepare them by following these steps:
- take out the insoles and laces to wash separately;
• use a dry brush to remove dirt and dust;
• test the selected product on a small area.
After that, you can proceed to wet cleaning, preferably manual. Only white fabric sneakers can be washed in the machine. Products made of leather and suede after such washing can be deformed or stick out.
How to clean leather shoes
Cleaning white leather sneakers has its own characteristics, since the material is easy to spoil with too aggressive substances. It is recommended to use formulations, among which:
• a homogeneous mixture of eggs with milk in the ratio: one glass of milk and one protein;
• a mixture of milk and starch in a ratio of 1:1;
• a mixture of soda and lemon juice (to remove local stains) in the proportion of 1-2 drops of juice and 1/4 spoon (tea) of soda;
• toothpaste (absolutely white).
You can also clean white sneakers using special sprays, wipes, stain removers. You can buy dirt-removing compounds in specialized stores that sell shoe care products.
How to clean suede shoes
White suede sneakers should be washed especially carefully. Shoes should dry, after which, with a dry brush, you need to remove dirt and raise the pile. After that, a special cleansing foam is applied, which is kept for some time and removed with a dry cloth.
In the absence of foam, a soapy solution is used to clean white suede sneakers. Pour a few drops of ammonia into it. Simple but gentle actions will help keep suede shoes in perfect condition.How to clean textile shoes
White sneakers made of fabric materials have to be washed especially often, as they quickly get dirty. To remove dirt, you can use a mixture of vinegar and soda or hydrogen peroxide and regular laundry detergent. The resulting mass should be applied to problem areas and cleaned with a toothbrush.
If necessary, remove dirt from the entire surface with a soapy solution when hand washing or soaking in the machine. They can also be sent to the washing machine by setting the modes of hand washing and enhanced rinsing. It is better not to use the powder, the push-up and drying modes should be turned off.
After the water drains, shoes should be stuffed with white towels. No need to dry it next to heaters or in the sun. It is best if it will dry in the air or in a ventilated area.