eHow.com Video: The Natural Way to Clean Salt from Suede Shoes with Vinegar

 The Natural Way to Clean Salt from Shoes With Vinegar

The Natural Way to Clean Salt from Shoes With Vinegar

White vinegar can be used for a variety of purposes, including safely removing salt stains from suede and leather shoes

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I'm Anjie Cho, and this is a natural way to clean salt from suede shoes with vinegar.

During snowy winter months, the salt used to melt snow can leave white patches on our suede shoes. This is my favorite pair of shoes, and sadly I walked out one day in the snow and now look at them. But there's a natural way to clean salt stains from suede shoes with vinegar. You'll just need some common household items, cotton balls, a rag, an old toothbrush and of course white vinegar.

White vinegar is a great all-around natural non-toxic cleaning alternative for everything from cleaning windows, as a laundry booster, and as I'll show you, for cleaning the salt from your shoes. The acidic acid in the vinegar dissolves the salt deposits without damaging the suede. In fact, this also works with leather.

Before you start, be sure to test a small area of the shoe, like the tongue. If that test area dries fine, you're good to go.

First step, dilute the vinegar in equal parts water.

Next step, dip the toothbrush or any nylon bristle brush into the solution and gently loosen the salt from the shoe. Then if required, use a cotton ball or a rag to blot. Now let the shoe air dry.

Check if the stains are gone. If not, repeat the steps. It may take a couple tries. Amazingly, the salt stains are gone and you don't have to worry about the salt on your suede shoes anymore.

Use vinegar as a natural and eco-friendly way to clean the salt from your shoes.

by Anjie Cho