How To Clean White Laces

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How To Clean White Laces

Wearing white shoes with black pants or a full white outfit looks awesome. But what looks awful is a yellow-looking white shoelace with dirt and grass stains on it. Having clean white shoelaces is a must and that is what this article will teach you to do. Clean your white laces to make them look new again.


Method 1. How To Clean White Laces In Washing Machine 

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Cleaning your white shoe lace in the washing machine might have been the first thought you had. But some shoelaces are made of cotton and will shrink like a sweatpants if you wash them in the washing machine. If your shoelace is made of a different material then here is how to wash it in the washing machine.

What You Will Need:

Laundry Detergent With Bleach

Steps To Take:

1. The first thing you need to do is add some laundry detergent to your washing machine dispenser. Laundry detergent with bleach in it would work best.

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2. Place the laces in the machine and turn it on to the hottest setting for 30 minutes or less if you can. Once they are done dry them and your lace should be clean.

{Note} Use a washing machine to wash your white shoelace will not get them as white as if you did it with your hands so this is a quick method.


Method 2. Cleaning Your White Lace With Toothpaste

Cleaning your white shoelaces with toothpaste is as good as using bleach but you do not get to smell the chemicals from the bleach. For this method whitening toothpaste will be the recommended option so it can remove the yellowing from your white hose lace.

What You Will Need:

  • Small Container
  • Whitening Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Gloves

Steps To Take:

1. The first thing you need to do is put on a pair of gloves so your hands don’t get covered with toothpaste.

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2. Add some warm water to a small container and dip the laces in it.

3. Now you can take the white shoelaces out and rub whitening toothpaste all over them. You can pour some of the toothpaste into your hands and rub your hands together with the laces in the middle to make it easier.

4. Now place the lace in the water and leave them for 1-2 hours. Once the time is up take them out and use the toothpaste to brush out any dirt marks or yellow stains that you might be there then wash the white laces clean.

5. You can choose to dry them in the dryer or let them air dry in your bathroom. The shoelaces will get whiter by the minute when they are drying.


Method 3. How To Clean White Shoe Laces By Hand

Cleaning your white shoe laces by hand is similar to washing them with toothpaste but you choose to use laundry detergent. This method will require you to brush the lace with the toothbrush more but this is the best method to use on other shoelaces that are not white.

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Things Needed:

  • Small Container 
  • Laundry Detergent 
  • Toothbrush 

Steps To Take:

1. Full a container with warm water that is not hot enough to burn you then add some laundry detergent to it. Mix out the laundry detergent in the water because if you add the laundry detergent and then the lace without mixing it. The laces will get stained by the laundry detergent.

2. Once you mixed out the laundry detergent, add the shoelaces in and let them sit in the water for 30 minutes to shock and loosen up the dirt and yellow stain.

4. Once the 30 minutes are up take out the white shoelace and scrub them with the toothbrush. You can also bundle them in the middle of your hand and rub them together.

5. Once you are satisfied that all the stain marks are gone and the white laces are clean. You can wash them out with clean water and dry them in the dryer or air dry them.

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Method 4. How To Clean White Shoe Laces With Clorox Bleach

holding clorox bleach in hand

Using Clorox bleach to clean your white shoelaces is the easiest method here. But you will need to wear proper gloves and even a face mask if you place to clean the white laces in an environment that doesn’t have a lot of ventilation like your bathroom.

All you need to clean your white laces with the bleach is the bleach itself and a small container with warm water. Just add half cup of bleach to the water and place your white laces in it. Leave it for one hour then you go back and wash them out and dry it.

The laces should be clean without you scrubbing them at all. The longer they stay in the bleach water the clean they will get.

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In closing, if your white shoes laces have grass stains and yellow marks, using bleach or the toothpaste method will remove those stains without you doing too much or any scrubbing at all. For general cleaning of white shoelaces that are not that dirt. Just place them in the washing machine and give them a regular wash with some laundry detergent.

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