How to Clean Satin Heels
- Clean cloth
- Hand soap
- Hand towel
Cleaning Satin Heels:
Prepare Your Shoes
Using a dry cloth, gently wipe all dust and dirt off of the shoes. If you do not wipe down the shoes first, you could rub even more dirt into the fabric, causing widespread staining on the satin heels.
Blot the Stains
Dampen a cloth with cold water. Blot the satin heel with the cloth, starting with the stains at the top. Dab the cloth downward, following the grain of the fabric. Clean any visible dirt spots or stains around the entire heel, making sure to dab rather than rub the fabric.
Dry your satin heels immediately with a hand towel. Blot and dab the moisture from the satin. Don’t rub the satin material, because water streaks could form.
If water alone did not remove all of the stains, use a little bit of gentle hand soap to remove deeper stains. Add a pea-size amount of hand soap to the cloth. Rub the cloth together to form a slight lather. If the dirt and grime dissipated with water alone, do not use soap on your satin heels.
Dab the Stains
Clean the dirt or mud stains only. Do not use the soap on clean portions of the satin material. Inspect the entire satin shoe and blot each spot. Immediately rinse with cold water.
Remove the Soap Residue
Soap residue can stain satin heels, so you want to completely remove it. Pat the spotted areas with a wet cloth. Apply light pressure to eliminate the soap.
Dry the Satin Heels
Use the hand towel to spot-dry the moist parts. Never let satin shoes air dry. Water spots and streaks are common on satin material. If you cannot get all the water out with a towel, use a blow dryer on the lowest heat setting possible to gently dry the fabric.