How to Remove Salt Stains from Shoes
Don't panic if you see that ugly white mark that indicates a salt stain. There's an easy way to get rid of it – if you act fast.
You will need
- White vinegar
- Clean cotton cloths
Step 1 Treat it fast Treat the stain as soon as you can. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to remove.
Step 2 Mix vinegar and water Mix two-thirds of a cup of water with one-third of a cup of white vinegar.
Step 3 Rub on shoes Dip a clean cotton cloth into the mixture and gently rub it into the stain, taking care not to saturate the leather.
Step 4 Rinse and wipe Rinse with a water-dampened cloth and wipe with a clean towel. Let shoes dry.
Don’t leave the shoes near heat or the leather could crack.
Step 5 Repeat If the stain reappears, repeat the process until it’s gone.
Step 6 Shine your shoes Buff your shoes with a cotton cloth.
More than 13 million tons of salt are applied to roads and streets in the U.S. each year.