How to get yellow out of white sneakers

Written by racheal ambrose
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White sneakers get dirty quickly. Yellow marks appear from dirt and grass. It's possible to remove the stains. If the shoes are washable in the washing machine, try that first. If not, hand scrub the stains. As with any stain removal, it's important to remove the stains as soon as possible. Stains will stick in fabric if left untreated too long.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Toothbrush
  • Laundry soap
  • Bucket or sink
  • Baking soda

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  1. 1

    Pour a couple drops of washing powder into a bucket or sink of warm water.

  2. 2

    Put the shoes in the water and scrub them with the toothbrush.

  3. 3

    Rinse off the shoes.

  4. 4

    Coat the yellow areas with baking soda. Set aside for an hour. Scrub again.

  5. 5

    Allow the shoes to dry completely.

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