How To Make White Shoes White Again

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How To Make White Shoes White Again

Search Add New Question Can I use bleach if my Vans have another color on them? wikiHow Contributor No, you cannot. If you use bleach, you will fade the other color, or cause it to turn into another color (ie: pink, orange, yellow, etc). Bleach is also risky, even when cleaning completely white shoes; if you are not careful, you risk ruining the fabric part. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 17 Helpful 21 My shoes are dirty with dirt and grass stains. Is there another way other than the options here? wikiHow Contributor Wet wipes. Gently start wiping in straight lines. Keep going until it’s finished. It is a slow process but worth it. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 12 Helpful 15 If I’m using a pillowcase, does it also have to be white or can it be any color? wikiHow Contributor Use white to prevent any colors from bleeding onto your shoes. You can also use a delicates laundry bag. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 3 Helpful 6 Could washing your shoes in the laundry machine get them damaged? wikiHow Contributor If you’re just washing the shoes by themselves, it’s not likely. To be sure, place them inside a pillowcase first. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 4 Helpful 6 How do I clean a Coke stain on my white Vans? wikiHow Contributor Lemon juice works well, just use 1 part lemon juice to 2 parts water to prevent damage. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 3 Helpful 5 I have checkered Vans and they are a creamy white color and the sides got dirty smudges. How can I treat them? wikiHow Contributor First rub off as much of the dirt as you can under a faucet and then put them in the wash as Part 2. describes. Don’t use bleach or any whitening product because it could turn the black checkers to a lighter undesired color. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 3 Helpful 5 How do I clean my white Vans and make them white again? wikiHow Contributor Run them through the laundry cycle using the method above. If they aren’t white after that, use the bleach option mentioned in this article. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 24 Helpful 20 Can my Vans turn white again after bleaching them? wikiHow Contributor Yes, but frequent use of bleach can damage the canvas. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 10 Helpful 4 I have red Vans that got muddy. Now the white part at the bottom is brown. How do I get that part white again? wikiHow Contributor Just mix laundry detergent, bleach and water. Clean the shoe and let it air dry. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 3 Helpful 1
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How To Make White Shoes White Again

4. Instructions: Brush off your shoes to remove any big pieces of dirt. Mix a tablespoon of baking soda, 1/2 tablespoon water, and 1/2 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide in a small mixing bowl until it becomes an even paste. De-lace the shoes, and gently brush the mixture into the surface (you don’t need to press hard, just enough to brush away the surface dirt, and work the mixture into the surface). Add another coat by lightly painting it evenly over the shoe. Add the laces to the remaining mixture, and stir them in. Place both your shoes and laces outside in bright sunlight. (The sun helps the mixture work to turn the shoes bright white again. The brighter and hotter the day the better.) Leave them out for 3–4 hours, or until the mixture is dry and cracking off. Clapping the shoes together removes most of the mixture, but you will need to go back in with a brush to get everything. The shoes should be several shades lighter. Re-lace and enjoy your restored white shoes.
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How To Make White Shoes White Again

Toss the shoes in the dryer or let them air dry. A clothes dryer will dry your shoes faster. Check the cleaning instructions inside of the shoe to verify that it is safe to put your shoes in the dryer. If not, lay your shoes out on a towel to dry. When letting your shoes air dry, stuff your shoes with clean, white, paper towels. The paper will absorb the water and decrease the drying time.The paper will also help hold the shoe’s shape as they dry.
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How To Make White Shoes White Again

Wash the shoes on the gentle cycle with warm water. This will be sufficient to clean your shoes without damaging them. Don’t be tempted to use hot water, no matter how dirty your shoes are. Hot water can cause the glue holding them together to start coming loose. Remember to add the same amount of detergent you’d add for a small load of wash. Don’t wash your shoes with other articles of clothing, especially delicates. Your shoes could end up damaging your other clothes.
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How To Make White Shoes White Again

Lay the shoes out to dry. On a clean towel, lay the shoes out to air dry. Stuff your shoes with clean, white, paper towels. The paper will absorb the water and decrease the drying time. This will also help to hold the shoes’ shape as they dry.
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How To Make White Shoes White Again

Stuff the shoes with newspaper and let them air dry. Do not tumble dry them, even on low heat, because the heat will damage the glue in your shoes. Stuff them with newspaper so they’ll keep their shape, then place them to dry in a sunny spot. Check out the shoes to see if you’re happy with how clean they are. If you still see spots and stains, use a stain removal method. When your shoes are dry, you can replace the inserts and shoelaces.
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How To Make White Shoes White Again

DISHWASHER Empty your dishwasher so that nothing is in it. Run the kitchen faucet next to the dishwasher on hot water to get the water that will be going into the dishwasher hot. Add in your normal dish washing detergent and put your shoes on the top rack facing downward. Run the dishwasher as normal. Once the dishwasher is finished with the wash cycle, take your wet shoes out and place them in the sun. If this is not possible you can put them into the dryer. If you do this, add a couple large dry towels into the dryer with your shoes to minimize the shoes from banging around.
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How To Make White Shoes White Again

White shoes look so nice when they are clean and crisp. However, you must know how to keep your white shoes clean in order to maintain their stylish appeal. White shoes can be cleaned by hand or in the washing machine, depending on the material.
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1. Mix 1/4 cup laundry detergent with 2 cups warm water in a large bowl. 2. Dip a scrubbing brush into the solution. 3. Scrub your shoes with the brush. 4. Dip the brush into a bowl of clean water when it gets dirty. Redip it in the soapy water, and continue scrubbing. 5. Wipe the shoes down with a clean, damp cloth. 6. Stuff the shoes with newspaper and let them air dry.
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10 Second Summary 1. Mix 1/4 cup laundry detergent with 2 cups warm water in a large bowl. 2. Dip a scrubbing brush into the solution. 3. Scrub your shoes with the brush. 4. Dip the brush into a bowl of clean water when it gets dirty. Redip it in the soapy water, and continue scrubbing. 5. Wipe the shoes down with a clean, damp cloth. 6. Stuff the shoes with newspaper and let them air dry.
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Go back over the shoes with a clean wet cloth. Use it to wipe away any dirt and soap residue remaining on your shoes. When you’re finished, check out your shoes to see if you’re happy with their color. If you see places where the cleaning solution didn’t work, you may have to move on to stain removal techniques.
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White tennis shoes get dirty easily, but you can keep your white sneakers looking new by attacking dirt before stains set into the shoe fabric. You don’t need to use harsh chemicals such as bleach to get good results. In addition to warm water and soap, common natural household products come in handy when you’re cleaning white tennis shoes.
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Could washing your shoes in the laundry machine get them damaged? wikiHow Contributor If you’re just washing the shoes by themselves, it’s not likely. To be sure, place them inside a pillowcase first. Thanks! Yes No Not Helpful 4 Helpful 6
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I knew it would be a mistake to buy white sneakers, but in the end I couldn’t help it. I was obsessed with getting myself a pair of Comme des Garcons Play Converse. I loved those shoes and had to have them. At the time, my only worry was whether I ought to get the high-tops or low-tops. It didn’t even occur to me that learning how to clean white sneakers — like, actually clean them, not just wipe off some scuffs — would be. I don’t wear them that often and when I do I’m extremely careful to avoid dirt and mud. And yet after a year or so of owning them, they’ve become quite grimy. 
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White shoes are cool, but one downside is that they stain easily. Luckily, Vans are easy to clean, and this wikiHow will show you how to do that.
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Let’s face it, white shoes will NEVER go out of fashion no matter how rapid our style keeps changing. As much as they look awesome brand new, the real challenge is maintaining its whiteness.