How to make your child's sneakers look like new
- Author Laura Jackson
- Published August 7, 2018
- Word count 596
Kids will be kids so it is useless to tell them to be more careful while they play outside. Most probably they will not even hear you let alone understand you. But accidents happen all the time. After a whole day spent in the muddy streets, your child’s dirty sneakers are definitely not a sight for sore eyes. Why don’t you cast all thoughts of tossing the sneakers aside and avail yourself of some tips on how to make those shoes look like new again?
There are plenty of methods to clean shoes at home without you having to pay an arm and a leg for it. Of course, choosing the right way to do it depends on the material of which the shoes are made. So before you take up any action, make sure to identify the material.
If your child’s sneakers are canvas, the easiest thing you can do is to wash them in the same way you would wash any other piece of clothing. It is quite possible to wash non-canvas shoes as well but you need to make sure that the manufacturer’s instructions allow it.
Before you throw the sneakers in the washing machine, remove the laces and by means of a brush try to eliminate any loose dirt.
To not damage the drum of the washing machine, you’d better put the shoes in a pillow case or a fabric bag.
Put a couple of towels, too.
Remember to wash white shoes with warm water, and coloured ones- with cold water.
For bad smells’ removal, add a few drops of vinegar.
It is amazing that you can clean most sneakers by hand with store-bought detergents that you probably can find under your sink or in the laundry room. Do not panic, the whole process is a piece of cake! Pour a few drops of the cleaner into a bowl of water and use a brush (you can even use an old toothbrush) to remove the dirt. If the sneakers are white, you can add some baking soda to the mixture. In case, there are tougher stains, replace the cleaner with a shampoo.
No matter which way of cleaning the shoes you choose, allow them to dry properly.
Believe me, you do not want to clean suede with water because you may risk damaging the matter. Take a trip to the nearest shoe store and buy a specialised suede eraser solution. Again, by means of a brush scrub the solution into the affected areas (in only one direction).
It is fine if you cannot find the right suede cleaner. Fortunately, there is another effective method of cleaning suede sneakers- white vinegar! If there are some pesky stains, blot them with a cloth soaked in a vinegar. After you are done cleaning them, dry them off with a towel.
If the sneakers are leather, for the best results, rub a specialised leather cleaner into the shoes and they will look like new in an instant. Or, you can also use a toothpaste (white!). Dampen a little bit the shoes and use a toothbrush to scrub toothpaste and then clean the shoe by wiping. After drying them off, you will be amazed at how clean your leather shoes are!
Another tricky way you can benefit from is to use baby oil. It is not so effective against tough stains but it is perfect for everyday cleaning. Simply wipe the leather sneakers down with a sponge coated in baby oil.
Article written by Laura Jackson - a writer and owner of http://www.maincleaners.co.uk/
For more house cleaning tips you can always check http://www.maincleaners.co.uk/house-cleaning/Article source: http://articlebiz.com
There are no posted comments.
- Things You Must Know About mSpy App
- Puberty Interpersonal problems
- 5 Tips For Buying A Bike Online
- Why Kids & Teen Love the Thrill of In Ground & Sunken Trampolines
- Why Have Rectangular Trampolines Become the Most Popular
- Capital Homesteading for Kids Interested in Going to College
- Teach Your Child Robotics For Kids
- TEEN ENTREPRENEUR: 4 Ways to Guide your Teenager to Success
- 5 Tips To Choose Child Insurance
- 21 Congratulations Messages On New Born Baby Boy
- John Deere Ride-On Toys for Children Manufacturing Peg Perego
- Benefits and Features of Parental Remote Control Ride on Cars for Your Child
- Choosing the Best Ride-On Toy for Your Toddler
- The Importance of Riding Toy Phase Tricycles
- Construction Ride On Toys for Kids
- 5 Amazing Benefits of Ride-On Toys for Kids
- 5 Ways Push And Walking Toys Can Help Your Baby
- An Open Letter to Young People
- Best 10 Essential Items You Need To Buy Before Bringing Your Baby Home
- The Benefits of Spring Camp - Why Sending Your Kid To The Camp Is A Good Idea
- Application of Coloring Books in Children's Education
- Home Schooling Nine to Twelve Year Olds and Socialization
- Home Schooling Six to Eight Year Olds
- Home Schooling Three to Five Year Olds and Legal Requirements
- Home School: Teaching Your Child
- Why Homeschool Your Child
- How Can an Experienced Family Law Lawyer Help in a Custody Situation
- Three Key Considerations When Buying a Toy Chest
- How Creating Art, Videography, and Music Helps Troubled Teens