In this shoe guide, we’ll discuss the most reliable methods to clean your velvet shoes. Velvet shoes are very elegant and stylish, but they can also get dirty easily. All you have to do is just follow these cleaning steps, and you’ll find your favorite velvet shoe looking new again.
Clean Your Velvet Shoes At Home
Here are some steps you can follow to keep your velvet shoes looking fresh and fabulous,
- you need to brush your velvet shoes gently with a soft-bristled brush, such as a toothbrush or a shoe brush. This will help remove any dust or dirt that may be stuck on the surface of the fabric. You should always brush in the direction of the nap, which is the way the fibers lie on the fabric. If you brush against the nap, you may damage the velvet and make it look dull or matted.
- you need to spot-clean any stains or spills that may have occurred on your velvet shoes. You can use a shoe cleaner that is specially made for suede or velvet, or you can make your own solution by mixing some dish soap and water. You should apply a small amount of the cleaner to the stained area and gently dab it with a clean cloth or a cotton swab. Do not rub or scrub the stain, as this may spread it or push it deeper into the fabric.
- you need to dry your velvet shoes after cleaning them. You can use a microfiber cloth or a paper towel to blot any excess moisture from the fabric. You should avoid using heat or direct sunlight to dry your velvet shoes, as this may cause fading or shrinking. Instead, you should let them air dry in a cool and well-ventilated place.
Fourth and last step
- you need to protect your velvet shoes from future stains and damage. You can use a spray that is designed for suede or velvet, and apply it evenly over the surface of your shoes. This will create a protective layer that will repel water and dirt and keep your velvet shoes looking new and shiny.
More Cleaning Tips & Tricks
Can I Wash Velvet Shoes In The Washing Machine?
According to shoe experts. Crushed velvet and Polyester or Stretch velvet shoes may be safe to wash in the washing machine. It is safe to put them in a mesh laundry bag using cold water.
However, all other types of velvet shoes, such as silk and cotton velvet. These should not be washed in the machine unless the care label states that it can. These types of velvet shoes should be dry-cleaned or spot-cleaned with a mild detergent and a soft brush.
- To avoid damaging your velvet shoes. It is best to follow the care label instructions and treat stains as soon as possible.
- You should avoid wringing, twisting, or rubbing the fabric, as this may cause it to lose its texture and shine.
- However, let your velvet shoes air dry in a cool and well-ventilated place. Away from heat and direct sunlight.
How Do I Remove Oil Stains From My Velvet Shoes?
Velvet shoes are very elegant and stylish, but they can also be tricky to clean and care for. Luckily, I have some tips for you on how to remove oil stains from your velvet shoes.
Use Baby Powder & Soft Bristled Brush
The most reliable method to remove oil stains from your velvet shoes, use baby powder and a soft-bristled brush. Here are the steps you can follow:
- Sprinkle baby powder onto the oil stain and let it absorb for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Baby powder works as a grease and oil absorber. It will help to pull the oil out of the fabric of your shoes.
- Make sure the stain is covered entirely with powder. Then leave it to sit in an undisturbed area for at least 5 minutes.
Brush off the excess powder with a soft-bristled brush, such as a toothbrush or a shoe brush.
- You should brush gently and in the direction of the nap. That is the way the fibers lie on the fabric.
- If you brush against the nap, you may damage the velvet and make it look dull or matted.
- Repeat the process if the stain is still visible.
- You may need to apply more powder and brush it off several times until the stain is gone or reduced.
Dry the area with a microfiber cloth or a paper towel.
- Gently press a fresh microfiber cloth, or a regular cloth or paper towel against the stained area.
- The cloth should soak up any remaining moisture from the powder.
Take your shoes to a professional cleaner if the stain remains.
If you’ve tried applying baby powder and brushing it off a couple of times and they’re still here. It may be a good idea to consider getting a professional’s help.
Velvet is a tricky material, so rather than taking a more aggressive approach to getting the stain out yourself. It may be best to find a professional shoe cleaner who has experience.