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How To Remove Shoe Polish From Clothing

Shoe polish is like anti-aging cream for boots. Let’s face it! Nothing compares with a well-polished pair of boots. It’s the best business card you can show to this frizzy society alongside with a groomed manicure.

However, shoe polish may look extraordinary on your shoes, but most of the times it leaves an oily-waxy dye stain on your clothes, especially on your pants. It may look impossible to remove this stain, but, fortunately there are many household tricks that will help you to get shoe polish out of clothes.

Household Tricks To Get Shoe Polish Out Of Clothes

  • Use a blunt knife to carefully remove excess polish from your clothes. Try not to rub it any further into the material. If it’s a liquid shoe polish, blot gently with paper towels to absorb as much as possible from the fabric.
  • Apply a biological detergent directly to the stain. It needs to be bio because you need the enzymes to break down the grease. Leave it for 40 minutes to an hour.
  • Put the garment in the washing machine and wash as normal, on the hottest temperature as indicated on your garment’s care label. Make sure you leave the detergent on the stain.
  • Take the garment out of the as soon as you can after the wash cycle has finished. If the stains are still visible, try pre-treating and washing the garment again. Avoid letting the garment dry if there’s still a stain.
  • Mix one tablespoon of hand dishwashing detergent in two cups of hot water. Add one tablespoon household ammonia. Blot the stain with a sponge or soft bristled brush dipped in the cleaning solution than with a dry paper towel until the stain is removed.
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