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How to Remove Salt Stains from Boots & Shoes

How to Remove Salt Stains from Boots & Shoes

Proper salting when cooking will make the food taste better. But what’s good for your food isn’t good for your footwear. Proper salting of sidewalks and roads during winter will help keep them free from snow and ice. There’s a good chance your leather boots and shoes will come in contact with salt slush and road slop, leaving a white or grayish film once dry. Knowing how to remove salt stains from boots and shoes is a must if you live in a cold weather climate. Tub O’ Towels heavy duty wipes are designed to be tough on dirt and stains, but gentle on leather and suede.

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The Harder Way to Remove Salt Stains from Boots & Shoes

If you search online for a solution, you’ll find a number of suggestions. Most of them involve vinegar or dish soap or a combination of the two. These household items might eventually work, but they require a number of time-consuming steps. Here are the basics:

  1. Wipe off as much salt residue as you can with a soft, lightly damp cloth.
  2. Combine equal parts white vinegar and water in a bowl. Dip a clean, white cloth (so dyes from the cloth don’t transfer to your shoes) into the mixture.
  3. Test wipe an inconspicuous spot on your footwear.
  4. Use the cloth to wipe the stains on your footwear.
  5. Repeat as needed until you’ve removed all of the salt residue.
  6. Remove the vinegar solution with a damp cloth and then dry with a clean towel.
  7. You can stuff them with newspaper to absorb excess moisture.
  8. Allow your boots/shoes to air dry, because heat can cause the leather to crack.
  9. Condition and protect your boots or shoes by applying a conditioner and then a leather protector.

Some websites advise against using vinegar to remove salt stains from Uggs and other suede footwear because it can cause discoloration. They advise to use a few drops of liquid dish soap instead of vinegar.

    The Easier Way to Remove Salt Stains from Boots & Shoes

    Here’s how to remove salt stains from leather boots without vinegar and without a lot of scrubbing: Tub O’ Towels. Our unique Bond Buster™ technology loosens residue and removes stains with much less effort.

    1. Pull out a heavy duty Tub O’ Towels wipe.
    2. Test wipe an unnoticeable area on the leather or suede material.
    3. Wipe over the salt stain, allowing the cleaning solution to penetrate into the salt residue.
    4. Use a second wipe as needed to ensure the salt is completely gone.
    5. Condition and protect your boots or shoes by applying a conditioner and then a leather protector.

    About Tub O’ Towels

    What sets Tub O’ Towels apart from commercial cleaners and home remedies? Here are four of the main reasons:

    • Exclusive Bond Buster™ Technology: This breakthrough technology literally breaks the bond of the stain and the surface being cleaned at the molecular level, which allows for light wiping instead of heavy scrubbing.
    • Gentle Cleaning Agents: Our bond buster technology means harsh chemicals and potentially discoloring home remedies can be pushed aside. A biodegradable, eco-friendly blend of detergents, emulsifiers and foaming agents gently lift and remove salt stains.
    • Simple Salt Solution: Oversized, textured and quilted, Tub O’ Towels wipes are extra durable so they won’t fall apart when taking on the toughest stains and messes. Each wipe is evenly saturated with our special cleaning solution to wipe away the stains.
    • VaporLock Technology: Each canister is sealed with VaporLock technology to keep in the moisture so you can rely on Tub O’ Towels from the first wipe to the last.

    Time for a Better Cleaning Wipe

    When you’re ready for an easier way to remove salt stains from boots, sneakers and shoes, give Tub O’ Towels Heavy Duty Cleaning Wipes a try.

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