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If you get salt stains on your leather shoes or boots in the wintertime, mix one tablespoon of white vinegar in one cup of water. Dip a clean soft rag in the liquid, the wipe the salt stains. Allow to dry and your shoes should be good as new!
By Becki in Indiana
WOW! This really does work, I cleaned my mom's salt stains off her leather boots with this vinegar mixture THEN I polished them with the inside of a banana peel. They look great and I then sprayed them with a leather protector!
I used a tooth brush to get the excess banana quish out of the seams, but the boots really did polish up nice! Does anyone have a natural solution for protecting leather verses, using the toxic protector stuff!
This is amazing! It works great, I had a HUGE salt stain going across my boot and I used this recipe and it looks good as new, dries really fast when put under light! Pleased with the outcome! Thanks again, I'm gonna remember this for next time!
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How do you get salt off suede boots?
By Grace Ann
I'd use a stiff brush first. Remove as much as possible. Then a damp cloth to remove the rest. Let it completely dry, then use the stiff brush again to bring up the nap.
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Stiff brush first...then a solution of 1 part vinegar and 3 parts water...using a rag...wipe(or scrub) salted area..rinse..let dry thoughly...stiff brush again...follow with a water repellant spray.
You have to use a vinegar solution of 1 part vinegar and 3 part water....or this method doesn't work.
Will using a toothbrush with toothpaste remove stains from my suede shoes?
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No but it works great cleaning sterling silver jewelry!
My suede boots are a very bright and light blue color. How do I use vinegar to remove salt, but not to discolor my boots?
I got new red suede boots for Christmas and wore then out in the snow and got salt stains on them. Was heart broken as they were so comfortable and cute! I used the 1 tablespoon of white vinegar in the cup of warm water, wiped this on the boots and let dry. They look great, salt stains are gone and no discoloration. It is not a good idea to brush them or rough them up, because you are wearing the suede away.
How do I use a home remedy to clean salt from suede shoes?
By Dahlia from Philadelphia, PA
I just use an old soft bristled toothbrush to remove as much of the salt residue as possible, wipe with a damp rag, then lightly rough the suede up with the toothbrush again and allow to dry. I've had my snow boots for 19 years (16 winters of which were worn in highly salted Michigan instead of the sand used here in Washington State where I live now) and they still look almost new.
How should I clean salt stains from boots that are not suede, but look like suede? It is a manmade product that's not named.
By Judy C.
I just bought a pair of chocolate brown Ugg boots. I wore them out in the snow once, and now they have huge salt stains on them. I don't want to use vinegar or black coffee because I don't want to change the colour. Any ideas?
By Nicole J.
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By Chris from Ottawa, ON
How can I successfully clean my suede boot that has salt stains around the toe and heel?
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