The act of cleaning shoes is very essential if you have ever been in a situation where your shoe polish is finished and you need one as soon as possible. You would agree with me that a DIY shoe cleaner would most definitely come in handy, however, not everyone knows how to make one.
Not to worry, here are 15 DIY shoe cleaner ideas to make your shoe clean in no time. It can be made with little or no cost because most of the materials needed can be found ready around the house.
1. DIY Shoe Cleaner
Who goes out to buy new white shoes anytime he/she needs yet another white shoe for a particular occasion?
This is possible, but money is not easy to come by, that is where shoe cleaner comes in. No stress, no worry, all you need to do is to bring out your old white shoes and clean them up with this shoe cleaner and you’re good to go.
Here is how to make your shoe look like a brand new canvas:
First, gather these materials; your old white shoe, a big bowl, detergent soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, old rag, and baking soda.
Once you get all the materials, the next step is to mix them inside the big bowl and start scrubbing the shoe with the toothbrush. Once you’re done with one side, use the old rag to dry it quickly so that the inside of the shoe won’t absorb so much water.
2. How To Clean Shoe Without Shoe Cleaner
There are two main objectives of buying new shoes; it is either the old ones are old and ragged or they are rough and dirty. If it’s old, you can buy new ones, but if it is still intact but dirty, all you need is something to clean it up.
This shoe cleaner is made from soap powder(you can use either Ajax or Clorox), a sink, and an old toothbrush.
After getting these materials, of course, your shoe will be ready as well. Turn the shoe sideways and start scrubbing from the shoe sole.
3. DIY Toothpaste Shoe Cleaner
Would you like to know other uses of toothpaste aside from that it is used to clean our teeth? In this guide, you will learn how to use that same toothpaste we use for our teeth to clean dirty shoes. Here are the materials needed for the cleaning: An old scuffed pair of shoes, toothpaste (old or new) old washcloth, and an old toothbrush.
First, get warm water and wet the washcloth with warm water. Make sure it’s only one end of the washcloth that is getting wet because the other part will be used for the drying layer.
Then, add toothpaste to the wet area and spread it evenly on the area. Then use it to scrub your shoes.
4. Homemade Shoe Cleaner (Suede)
Do you want to know how to clean your suede shoes? If yes, let’s watch this video tutorial together.
In this video, the instructor gives logical steps of cleaning a suede shoe without the shoe absorbing too much water. He also provides a reasonable recipe that won’t damage the texture of your suede shoe.
He explains every detail within a short period before the video elapsed. His steps are not too difficult nor too simple but all in all the method is very inexpensive.
5. How To Make A Cheap Sneaker Cleaner
For this cheap sneaker cleaner, you need tide detergent, water, a container, and a bottle of spray and sad resolve (it can be used on every material like leather or cotton, but be careful while using it on some white materials).
Mix 20% of tide detergent, 20% of spray & wash, and 60% of water together inside the container. Then, cover the container and shake the mixture very well till it forms lather.
It is very easy, inexpensive, and performs as effectively as any commercial shoe cleaner you can buy from the store.
6. How To Make Your Shoe Cleaner
To make this shoe cleaner, you need a bowl of water, dish soap, Mr clean spray cleaner, and any brush of your choice.
Add the dish into the bowl of water but be very careful not to add too much of it to prevent the water from changing color. Use the bottom of the toothbrush to mix the solution. After mixing the solution thoroughly, add a small amount of the Mr clean spray cleaner and mix it as well. After this, you’re done.
7. How To Make Sneaker Cleaner
Are you looking for ways to make your sneakers clean? You’ve come the right way! In this video tutorial, you will learn how to make this cleaner and the necessary recipe needed. It is very easy and relatively inexpensive.
8. DIY Shoe Cleaner
You just need to clean your shoes every time, especially your white shoes! To do this you need this practical way of cleaning shoes with soap and warm water.
Take some dish soap and mix it with 240ml of warm water. ½ cup of white vinegar can work magic in place of dish soap. After this, heat a magic eraser and dip it into the mixture. Use the wet eraser to clean your shoe starting from the sole.
It is quite simple and inexpensive and can be made in no time.
9. How To Clean White Sneaker
It is always the sparkling and bright appearance of white shoes that made me buy them but on putting them on once, everything will be down the mud.
I hate my white shoes getting dirty all the time. That is why I have to learn how to make my shoes cleaner. You can do the same and stop spending money on buying cleaning items every time. This guide provides several practical ways to clean your white shoes after the dirt has stained them.
10. DIY Shoe Cleaner
There are different recipes for shoe cleaners and in this guide, we will be using baking soda, white vinegar, a toothbrush, a bleach pen, an eraser sponge, and a cloth to clean our shoes.
The first step is to have all the materials mentioned above ready. Then, mix the baking soda and white vinegar. Dip the toothbrush inside it and use it to scrub the shoe, once you’re done scrubbing, wipe and dry the moisture with the cloth.
11. DIY Shoe Polish Recipe
Another aspect of shoe cleaning is polishing. After cleaning your leather shoe, the next thing is to polish it to make it look shiny and bright. The recipe is something you see every day, something you always have in your kitchen; olive oil, and lemon juice.
Mix 1 cup of lemon juice with two cups of olive oil and you have your polish.
Then, dip a clean cloth inside the polish and use it to rub your shoe, allowing it to soak for some minutes.
Slightly buff the shoe with another clean cloth and you have your shining shoe.
12. DIY Shoe Cleaner
To make this shoe cleaner, you will need a bowl, toothbrush, dishwashing liquid, cloth, and water.
Pour the dishwashing liquid inside the bowl and mix with a little water. Then, dip the brush inside the mixture and use it to wash the shoe. After that, wet the cloth with water and use it to wipe the shoe. It is as simple as that, very inexpensive and fast.
13. Homemade Shoe Cleaner
Do you want to know how to clean your shoes at home? This is the best video tutorial you need. You will learn how to make shoe cleaners and how to apply them. For this shoe cleaner, here is the recipe for the solution;
8 cups of water, ½ cup of vinegar, ¼ cup of baking soda, a container, and a measuring cup.
Put the water inside the measuring cup, add the vinegar and baking soda to it. Mix the solution very well and pour it inside the container for application.
14. How To Clean Sneakers
For this shoe cleaner, you will need a bowl of water, sponge, laundry detergent, stain remover, and your dirty shoes of course.
Here is how to make the magic happen;
First, remove the shoelace. Take the sponge and dip it inside the bowl of water, let it soak, and squeeze out the water leaving it damp. Now, dip the damp sponge inside the detergent and spread it all over it. Spray the shoe with stain remover and scrub it with a damp sponge.
That’s a wrap on our list of DIY shoe cleaner ideas, all the projects in this article have been tested and trusted, however, try not to use too many chemicals on your shoes so that they don’t fade fast. Thanks for stopping by!