Are your white canvas shoes looking a bit worse for wear? Do you want to give them a clean but don’t want to risk turning them yellow? No problem! So grab your toothbrush, put on some gloves, and start cleaning!
How To Clean White Canvas Shoes Without Turning Them Yellow
We’ve got excellent tips and tricks to help your shoes look as good as new without any nasty yellow discoloration.
Prep The Shoes
Before you start cleaning your white canvas shoes, you must prep them to ensure that all the dirt and grime can easily be removed. Start using a soft-bristled brush—preferably made with natural fibers like boar hair—to remove surface dirt.
Then use a damp cloth or sponge to remove any remaining debris from the shoe’s surface. For tougher stains, you may need to apply gentle detergent or soap directly onto the area.
Use A Toothbrush
If there are still stubborn stains on your shoes after prepping them, it’s time to break out the toothbrush! Make sure it has soft bristles so it won’t damage the fabric of your shoes, then dip it into warm water mixed with a mild detergent or soap and start scrubbing away at those pesky stains.
Once they have been removed, rinse off the toothbrush and repeat this step until all of the dirt and grime is gone from your shoes.
Rinse And Dry Your Shoes
Once all of the dirt and grime have been removed from your shoes, it’s time to rinse them off with clean water. This will ensure all the soap residues are gone, so it doesn’t turn yellow over time when exposed to sun and air.
After rinsing off your shoes, dry them off with a clean towel or paper towels before leaving them out in an open space until they are completely dry—this will prevent any mold or mildew from forming on your beloved white canvas kicks!
Cleaning white canvas shoes isn’t as complicated as you might think – follow these simple steps above, and soon enough, you’ll be rocking squeaky-clean sneakers without fear of turning them yellow in no time!
Plus, if done right, this process shouldn’t take too long either, so go ahead and give it a try today – you won’t regret it!