How To Get Rid Of Salt Stains On Your Clothes
You may be one of the beautiful people that never get salt stains on your clothes, but no such luck for me.
Came into work today, and it looked like I had rolled around on the sidewalk, my boots and coat were covered in salt stains.
So, here is a recipe for ridding those nasty stains, from The Spruce.com
What You'll Need
- Distilled white vinegar
- Cotton ball
- Shoe conditioner (Optional)
- Suede and nubuck cleaner (Optional)
- Clean white cloth
- Soft-bristled brush for suede (Optional)
Wipe With Vinegar
Let the Shoes Dry
Allow the shoes to air-dry away from direct heat; this is particularly important for sheepskin boots. Real leather and sheepskin shoes and boots may need to dry overnight or for up to 24 hours.
Buff the Leather
Buff the entire shoe or boot upper with a clean, dry cloth. If desired, you can treat the shoes or boots with a shoe conditioning product to make them more waterproof. Be sure to test any product on a small interior area to see how it affects the color of the leather.
How to Remove Salt Stains From Washable Clothes
What You'll Need
- Laundry detergent
- Distilled white vinegar (Optional)
- Washing machine
- Soft-bristled brush
Rinse or Soak the Area
Rinse the salt-stained area in cold water as soon as possible. If the salt stains have dried and stains have set in, brush off the salt as much as possible, then soak the garment overnight in cool water.
Wash as UsualLaunder the garment as usual, following the care label instructions and using your regular detergent and cool water.
Give Salt the Brush-Off
Use a soft-bristled brush (an old toothbrush) to remove dried salt stains from clothing. This whisks away the salt without forcing it into the material.
If traces of salt remain on the clothes, try a solution of one tablespoon white vinegar and one quart of water. Dampen a clean cloth with the solution, then blot the stain with the dampened cloth, followed by a dry cloth. Wash the garment again, as usual.
Now we can all look fabulous!