The people who use shoes regularly face a common problem, which is keeping the shoes looking pristine and fresh. Once the shoes are taken out of the box, it starts getting dirty. And finding the way to make shoe cleaner solution that will work is even harder. If you find it harder as well, you are in the right place. In this article, I am going to write the easiest way to make shoe cleaner solution that will work and make your shoe looking like pristine and fresh. Read the article until the end.
The thing you will need
- Baking soda
- Vinegar/ detergent
- Old toothbrush
- A mixing bowl
First of all, take a medium size mixing bowl. Then put a ½ tablespoon of water into the bowl. Remember, do not add more water. If you do, making the paste solution will not be possible. After that, take a tablespoon of baking soda and ½ tablespoon of vinegar/detergent and add those to the water. Then mix the water, detergent and baking soda with an old brush. Keep mixing until it becomes a paste. You are done making shoe cleaner solution.
How to use it
In order to use it and clean your dirty shoes, you need to sweep the dirt first. Use a dry brush to brush off the dirt on your shoe. Do not put much effort into it. Just simply do it. Save your energy, you will need your energy after.
Now, apply the paste to the dirty areas of your shoes. Before that, remember to de-lace the shoes. When applying the paste, do not press hard. Just simply brush the paste into the areas of dirt. When you are done, add one more coat. This coat should be lighter than the previous one.
It is time to work with the lace. Add the rest of the paste to the laces and stir the laces in.
Now place the shoes along with the laces under bright sunlight. The sunlight will help the paste to turn the shoes white and bright once again. Remember, the hotter and brighter the sunlight is, the better. Keep the shoes under sunlight for 3-4 hours or until the paste dries and cracks off.
Once it is done, take a clean cloth or sponge and dip it in the water. Then wipe the paste away until the paste comes off. This is very important because I am sure you don’t want any leftover paste in your shoes. You are done. Isn’t it simple?
You should not put your lovely shoes into the water machine in order to make them clean. And also, please do not use any kind of bleaching powder to clean your shoes. This kind of harsh cleaner will clean your shoes for sure, but trust me, this will ruin your shoes as well. And lastly, try to clean your shoes as soon as it gets dirty. The more time you will take, the tougher the job will be. Thanks for reading it.