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Winter Is Approaching: Do You Know How To Remove Salt Stains From Your Shoes?

Winters in Hampton Roads often subject us to some sort of frozen precipitation every year. With that frozen precipitation comes the salt and sand that is used to remove it. That salt and sand can wreak havoc on your shoes. If you have not protected your shoes with a waterproofing solution they could potentially be ruined. But before you throw them away, try this salt stain removal tip:

  1. Mix one cup of water with one tablespoon of white vinegar.
  2. Soak a cotton ball or cloth applicator in the mixture and wipe it over the salt stain. The acetic acid in the vinegar helps to dissolve the salt deposits on your shoe without damaging it.
  3.  Allow the shoes to dry and repeat if necessary.

There are several manufacturers that make shoe cleaners for different shoe materials that you can try as well. If you cannot remove the stain, contact Mark Pressed4Time and let us see if we can help.

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Salt Stained Shoesimage credit: derivative on flickr

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 written by Mark Pressed4Time
Tags:  Blizzard, Cold Weather, dry cleaning, dry cleaning tips, Freezing Rail, Hampton Roads, Ice, Mark Pressed4Time, Salt, Salt Stains, Sand, Shoe protectant, Shoe Stain, Snow, Snow Storm, White Vinegar, Winter Weather
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