It's easy to make the mistake of trying to clean your shoes or sneakers with bleach. It seems like an obvious choice, but in reality it can cause a chemical reaction and creates those unsightly yellow stains, especially in canvas. In order to rectify your first cleaning mistake, there are a few steps that you can take to remove the yellow bleach stains from your shoes.
Things You'll Need
- Cream of tartar
- Baking soda
- Hydrogen peroxide
Make a paste of 1/2 cup cream of tartar with 1 quart hot water and slather it on the yellow stains on your shoes. Let it sit overnight. Launder as usual, after removing the laces.
Make a paste of 1/2 cup baking soda and 1 quart hot water if the cream of tartar paste doesn't work. Apply the baking soda paste on the yellow stains and let the shoes sit overnight. Launder as usual.
Apply hydrogen peroxide directly on the yellow stains if all else fails.
Reapply a few times until you begin to see results.
Launder as usual and then let the shoes air dry.