How to Clean Velvet Shoes
A pair of velvet shoes is without doubt one the most elegant pieces of fabric. However, cleaning velvet shoes can be hectic. Even if you wear the velvet shoes on very rare occasions, they still would need to be cleaned on a regular basis. You can either go to a dry cleaner to get your pair of velvet shoes cleaned or you can try and clean them yourself. If you go with the second option, here is what you will need.
– Soft toothbrush
– Mild liquid dish soap
– Small jar or glass
– Clean cloth
First, clean the velvet shoe with a toothbrush with soft bristles. Get rid of any dirt or stains accumulated on the velvet. Make sure that you scrub the shoe lightly because scrubbing it too vigorously may damage the velvet. You may not be able to get rid of the dirt just by scrubbing it with the toothbrush.
Prepare a mixture of water and mild liquid dish soap in a small jar or glass. Use just a small amount of water. With the handle of the toothbrush that you used in the earlier step, stir the mixture properly until suds are created. This will make the cleaning mixture more effective which means you will be able to get rid of dirt and stain from the velvet shoe more easily.
With the bristles of your toothbrush, scoop up some of the suds and apply them onto the shoe. Wipe the suds with a soft hand and make sure that you apply only a small quantity of suds because you do not want the velvet shoe to get overly wet.
Lightly scrub the shoe just like you did in the first step. Keep scrubbing for a few minutes and the blot the shoe with a piece of clean, dry cloth. Set aside the shoe for about half an hour and see if any stains remain or not. If that is the case, apply the suds once again and repeat the same technique as before until the shoe is completely clean.
When you are done cleaning one shoe, you can move on to the next shoe and clean it in the same manner.