Remove shoe polish stains completely

You do not clean shoes every day - luckily. Because the deep black or dark brown shoe polish leaves greasy stains on textiles, the carpet or on the wall. Shoe polish consist of waxes, fats and color pigments. This combination makes them so stubborn. There must be strong home remedies at hand to remove the shoe polish stains.

These home remedies remove shoe polish stains

  • spirit
  • alcohol
  • Turpentine or turpentine substitute
  • Fleckenwasser
  • Butter or Vaseline (for soaking)
  • Toothpaste (in case of fresh spots)
  • Gall soap, shaving foam or carpet cleaner (for residual stains)

Simply remove fresh shoe polish with toothpaste

If you notice the stain immediately after the mishap, you do not need to use harsh detergents. Instead, grab a piece of kitchen paper, toothpaste (without color additives!) And an old toothbrush.

  • First, grab the kitchen crepe from above onto the stain and pick up coarse shampoo cream. Make only dabbing movements and no rubbing!
  • Moisten the stain and put so much toothpaste on it that it is completely covered.
  • Scrub with the toothbrush over the stain. Make sure that you do not overdrive the edge of the stain so as not to enlarge it!
  • Then stretch your stained garment with the stain down over a bucket or sink and pour warm water over it from behind. This prevents the stain from running over the remaining fabric and dirtying it.
  • Assess the result. Satisfied? If so, wash it off in the washing machine and as hot as possible. If not, continue with the following instructions for stubborn stains.

Instructions for removing dried and persistent shoe polish stains

  • Butter or vaseline (with dried out stains)
  • Turpentine, spirit or stain water
  • kitchen roll
  • Gall soap, shaving cream or carpet cleaner
  • old toothbrush or household brush

1. Remove excess cream

Remove the excess shoe polish with pulp (e.g., kitchen paper). You can also scrape gently with a spoon or similar. Make sure that you do not enlarge the stain!

2. soaking

You can skip this step if you have already treated the stain with toothpaste.

Otherwise apply some Vaseline or butter to the shoe polish stain and rub it. Let it interact for a short time.

3. Treat stain

Put a dash of spirit, turpentine or stain on the stain and brush the product with the toothbrush.

Wait a moment and then dab the loosened paint particles from the outer edge of the stain towards the center with a cloth.

Add some of the home remedy you have chosen to the shoe polish stain and dab it again with a clean cloth.

Repeat this process until the spot is almost invisible.

4. Post-treatment

Rinse the treated area under warm water and rub a generous amount of gall soap, shaving cream or carpet cleaner on top.

Then put your garment into the washing machine (without rinsing the agent!) And wash it at high temperatures.

Remove shoe polish from walls, carpets and upholstery

Shoe polish on carpets and upholstery can be removed with alcohol or similar means as described in the instructions. Then wash the area with mild detergent and warm water.
Even against stains on the wall, the careful blotting with one of the means mentioned helps. Remove excess shoe polish beforehand!

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