How to Clean Ladies Wedding Shoes

Wedding shoes make a sentimental memento for every bride. But most of the times the brides find something has soiled or stained their beautiful shoes. If you also find your shoes stained at the end of the big day, it is best to take them to a professional drycleaner as soon as possible. However, if you can’t afford professional cleaning, fortunately you can restore that pre-wedding status of your shoes at home as well, using some common household items or commercial products that you can easily find at your nearest superstore.


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    Cleaning white or light coloured shoes:

    Using a soft-bristled toothbrush, brush any excess dirt or dust off the surface of your bridal shoes. Don’t be too harsh when brushing the shoes, and also follow the natural weave of the fabric. Now mix a small amount of OxiClean with water to make a thin paste. Apply this paste to the stains on your shoes and let it stay for a few seconds. Using a toothbrush gently rub the stain away, again keeping in mind the weave. Once the stain is completely gone, dab any excess OxiClean paste with a clean washcloth or towel. Also soak up any excess water from the stain using the same towel. Dry the wet spot completely with a hair dryer before wearing or storing them.

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    Coloured Wedding Shoes

    Apply a small amount of seltzer water to the stain, leave it for a few seconds and then rub it gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Blot up any excess seltzer water with a clean towel. Repeat these steps until the stain is completely gone. Use hair drier to dry the spot completely.

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    Satin Shoe Cleaning

    Add two to three drops of a mild hand-wash to a cup of water and mix it well to form bubbles. Dip a soft sponge into this solution and squeeze gently to remove excess water. Wipe your satin wedding shoes with this sponge to remove the stains. Let the shoes sit overnight in a well-ventilated place to dry thoroughly.

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    Patent Leather Cleaning

    Remove surface dirt and dust from your patent leather shoes using a damp, soft cloth. Apply a small amount of mineral oil on a soft cloth and rub scuff stains. Apply the same mineral oil to the entire shoes and buff them to shine with a soft cloth.

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