How to Clean White Satin Shoes

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Satin is a soft, silky material most commonly used for formal dresses and shoes. Satin is a beautiful material, but it can be troublesome to clean. White satin requires special attention because stains show up so easily against a white background. Whether you need your white satin shoes cleaned for a wedding, prom or other special occasion, this guide can walk you through the process of properly cleaning your special footwear.

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Things you need

  • Cold water
  • Mild detergent such as Woolite
  • Towels

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  1. 1

    Remove any surface dirt or particles from the shoes with your hand. Don't forget the soles.

  2. 2

    Fill a sink or bucket with cold water and add a mild detergent such as Woolite. Follow the directions on the package to ensure you use the proper amount of detergent.

  3. 3

    Agitate the water and detergent to make foam.

  4. 4

    Soak the shoes in the cold water and detergent mixture for three to five minutes.

  5. 5

    If the stain has set in, rub the stain gently with your fingertips or a soft cloth. Scrub the stain softly in a circular motion.

  6. 6

    Rinse the shoes thoroughly under cold water to remove all traces of detergent.

  7. 7

    Towel off any excess moisture using a patting motion, and allow the shoes to air dry. Never wring dry any part of the satin, as this will lead to wrinkles.

Tips and warnings

  • Always use cold water to wash satin. Hot water can cause satin to shrink, making your shoes look wrinkly or misshapen.

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