Oct 17, 2019

Clean Keds

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Keds are comfortable and stylish, but if worn for a long time, the canvas can become dirty and stained. Keds should not be put in the washing machine, but fortunately, cleaning Keds by hand is a fairly simple process. You can either use a baking soda paste to remove dirt, or you can wash them with water and a detergent. If your Keds are very dirty, you can use both methods for a deep clean. There are even some special techniques you can try to get rid of specific stains.
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Keds are comfortable and stylish, but if worn for a long time, the canvas can become dirty and stained. Keds should not be put in the washing machine, but fortunately, cleaning Keds by hand is a fairly simple process. You can either use a baking soda paste to remove dirt, or you can wash them with water and detergent. If your Keds are very dirty, you can use both methods for a deep clean. There are even some special techniques you can try to get rid of specific stains.
   
 
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#*After rinsing, you can use a towel to remove excess water. Wrap the towel around the shoes, and gently press to soak up water. Do not wring or squeeze the shoes tightly.
 
#*After rinsing, you can use a towel to remove excess water. Wrap the towel around the shoes, and gently press to soak up water. Do not wring or squeeze the shoes tightly.
 
#Let them dry. Do not put your Keds in the dryer. Instead, let them air dry. Stuff the insides with tissue, paper towels, or newspaper. Keep them in a dry area without direct heat. They may take overnight to dry.<Ref> http://www.howtocleanthings.com/clothing/how-to-clean-shoes/</ref>[[Image:Clean Keds Step 9.jpg|center]]
 
#Let them dry. Do not put your Keds in the dryer. Instead, let them air dry. Stuff the insides with tissue, paper towels, or newspaper. Keep them in a dry area without direct heat. They may take overnight to dry.<Ref> http://www.howtocleanthings.com/clothing/how-to-clean-shoes/</ref>[[Image:Clean Keds Step 9.jpg|center]]
#*You can place your Keds out in the sun to dry, but avoid putting them near direct heat sources, such as a hair dryer or a heat vent. Direct heat can weaken the glue in your shoes.
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#*You can place your Keds out in the sun to dry, but avoid putting them near direct heat sources, such as a hairdryer or a heat vent. Direct heat can weaken the glue in your shoes.
 
#*Do not put the laces and inserts back until the shoe is completely dry. If you washed your laces, make sure they are dry as well.  
 
#*Do not put the laces and inserts back until the shoe is completely dry. If you washed your laces, make sure they are dry as well.  
 
===Removing Stains===
 
===Removing Stains===
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#Scrub the soles to get rid of dirt and grass stains. Mix a mild laundry detergent with about one tablespoon of bleach. Use a white cloth or toothbrush to apply this mixture to the non-canvas parts of the shoe, such as the sole and the white border around the bottom of the shoe. Scrub to remove dirt.<Ref> http://www.housecleaningcentral.com/en/cleaning-tips/stain-removal/canvas-stain-removal.html</ref>[[Image:Clean Keds Step 13.jpg|center]]
 
#Scrub the soles to get rid of dirt and grass stains. Mix a mild laundry detergent with about one tablespoon of bleach. Use a white cloth or toothbrush to apply this mixture to the non-canvas parts of the shoe, such as the sole and the white border around the bottom of the shoe. Scrub to remove dirt.<Ref> http://www.housecleaningcentral.com/en/cleaning-tips/stain-removal/canvas-stain-removal.html</ref>[[Image:Clean Keds Step 13.jpg|center]]
 
#*Do not apply any solution with bleach in it to the canvas, as it may cause the canvas to stain yellow.  
 
#*Do not apply any solution with bleach in it to the canvas, as it may cause the canvas to stain yellow.  
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== Tips ==
 
== Tips ==
 
*You can use multiple methods together for an extra deep clean. First, apply the baking soda paste, then wash the shoes in a bucket. This will help brighten your shoes while keeping them clean.
 
*You can use multiple methods together for an extra deep clean. First, apply the baking soda paste, then wash the shoes in a bucket. This will help brighten your shoes while keeping them clean.


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