How to Clean Velvet Shoes

How to Clean Velvet Shoes

Shoes are one of the first things that a person notices about you, so it is quite apparent that you want to always have a great pair of kicks on your feet! However, velvet shoes can be quite tricky to take care of if you don’t know the right methods to clean them. Here are some great remedies on how to clean velvet shoes.

How to clean your velvet shoes with soap and water

Here is an excellent method you can use to clean your velvet shoes using soap and water:

  1. Take a microfiber cloth or a paper towel and blot off any stains or marks you can see on your velvet shoes.
  2. Take a small bowl and add water to it. Now, add a few drops of dishwashing liquid to this and mix it well.
  3. Take a soft toothbrush and dip it into the soapy water solution, however, do not pick up the excess solution as you can damage your velvet shoes.
  4. Gently scrub away the stains from your shoes using the soapy water solution and your toothbrush.
  5. Let the solution sit for just a few minutes on your velvet shoes, then take a clean, dry cloth and wipe it away. You can also use an air dryer to dry it quicker if you want.
  6. In case any stain remains, simply repeat the process once again.

How to clean your velvet shoes with a soft brush

If you happen to get mud or any kind of wet stains on your velvet shoes, allow it to dry first, and then use this method to clean your velvet shoes:

  1. The most important thing to remember is that you should not rub your velvet shoes when they are wet. Allow your velvet shoes to dry completely first.
  2. Once the mud stains or other wet stains dry on your velvet shoes, take a soft brush or an old toothbrush.
  3. Brush the velvet shoes in one direction only, and not in the opposite direction from the velvet fibers. Be very careful when doing this as you don’t want to damage your velvet shoes.
  4. Lastly, you can wipe your shoes with a soft microfiber cloth.

How to clean your velvet shoes with lemon juice and baking soda

In case of other marks and spills, you can clean your velvet shoes with the help of lemon juice and baking soda. Here is how you can do it:

  1. Take a microfiber cloth or a clean, dry towel and blot up any excess moisture or spills from your velvet shoes.
  2. Take a small bowl and create a mixture with lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Mix this well to create a fizzy solution. Continue to mix the solution until foam appears.
  3. Take a soft cloth and simply skim over the foam of the solution to pick up a small amount. Now, use this to clean your velvet shoes. Make sure that you do not pick up excess liquid as this might damage your velvet shoes.
  4. Be very careful not to rub the velvet during this step. Instead, simply use long, gentle strokes to clean the velvet shoes.
  5. Finally, take a soft, clean, and dry towel or cloth and blot your velvet shoes to pick up any excess liquid. Allow it to air dry, or take an air dryer and dry your velvet shoes before you store them.

How to clean your velvet shoes with talcum powder

A great alternative to cleaning up oil-based stains from your velvet shoes is to use talcum powder to clean it. Here is how you can do it:

  1. In case you find an oil-based spill on your beautiful velvet shoes, don’t panic! Take a blotting paper or merely a paper towel and blot up the excess oil from your velvet shoes. However, make sure that you do not rub, as it will hardly set the oils in even further.
  2. Take some talcum powder and sprinkle it directly over the oil spill on your velvet shoes.
  3. Allow the talcum powder to absorb the oil completely from your shoes.
  4. Now, take a soft brush or a toothbrush and gently brush away the talcum powder from your shoes. Make sure to brush only in one direction, as you don’t want to damage the fibers of your velvet shoes.

How to clean your velvet shoes with vinegar

Another method to clean your velvet shoes is to use vinegar as a cleaning agent. Here is how you can do it:

  1. Take a microfiber cloth and run it gently over the velvet shoes to remove any marks, spots, dirt, or dust from your shoes.
  2. Take a small spray bottle and fill it up with water and white distilled vinegar.
  3. Shake the bottle well to mix the ingredients.
  4. Now, spray the vinegar water solution directly over your velvet shoes, especially over any spots or marks you want to remove.
  5. Allow the vinegar solution to sit undisturbed for a while.
  6. Take a clean cloth or paper towel and gently blot off any stains, marks, or dirt from your velvet shoes.
  7. Allow your velvet shoes to air dry completely.

How to clean your velvet shoes with water and alcohol

Finally, you can use this home remedy for cleaning your velvet shoes. It is essential that you remember not to put the excess liquid on your velvet shoes, as it may damage the fibers. Here is how you can clean your shoes with water and alcohol:

  1. Take a microfiber cloth and gently rub or blot it over your velvet shoes to remove any dirt and dust or pick up any wet spills and marks.
  2. In a small bowl, create a mixture of water and just a little bit of alcohol. Mix this well.
  3. Take a soft sponge and dip one end of it into the water and alcohol mixture.
  4. Now, using the sponge, gently remove any marks and stains from your velvet shoes.
  5. Take a clean, dry cloth and blot up any excess liquid from your shoes.
  6. Use an air dryer to dry your shoes or simply allow it to air dry. 

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