Jewel asked: How do I remove grease from brown sandals? I put Vaseline on my feet, and it came through my sandals.
Grease stains can be difficult to remove, but fortunately there’s a unique product designed to be effective for cleaning oily or greasy stains on multiple surfaces. As a result, this method should work for your sandals, no matter what they’re made of.
You Will Need:
- Mostenbocker’s Lift Off #2 Stain Remover
- White paper towels
- Old toothbrush
- Hair dryer
- Rubber gloves
Steps to Remove the Stain:
- Begin by testing for colorfastness in a hidden area, particularly with plastics. Wear rubber gloves when working with this product.
- Blot the original stain with clean paper towels to remove all excess Vaseline and other grime that may still be present on the surface.
- Spray the stained area with Mostenbocker’s #2.
- Wait 60 seconds. This allows time for the cleaner to penetrate the oil/grease stain.
- Scrub the area gently with the toothbrush.
- Blot with clean paper towels until dry.
- Repeat if needed.
- Once the stain is gone, you can dry leather or cloth sandals with a hair dryer on medium heat. This will help prevent water marks from forming. Use low heat or the cool setting while drying. Other items can be left to air dry completely.
Additional Tips and Advice
- Make sure you work in a well ventilated area.
- Do not use or store this product near heat, sparks, or open flame.
- If you are unable to obtain the product used above, a good, grease-fighting dish soap will often work to remove grease from many surfaces. Always test a small area first to ensure there are no adverse effects. Rinse thoroughly to remove all soap residue after the grease is removed.