How to Remove Salt Stains

February 1, 2017 1:59 am
Arthur Anton, Jr.

Arthur Anton, Jr.

Most people who choose to live in New England do so because they enjoy the changing seasons. Unfortunately, winter weather conditions can be harmful to our clothing. As snow starts to fall, we often use salt as a way to keep roads, sidewalks, and driveways from icing up.

Salt is an abrasive substance, it is important to promptly care for your salt stained clothing. Salt can harm our clothing by fading color, leaving rings, and permanently staining clothing and footwear.

Salt Stains on Clothing:

The best way to get salt stains off of clothing is to treat it as soon as possible with warm water. Blot the area with a clean damp cloth. If the salt has already dried, you can also try brushing it off with a soft brush. You must be careful not to work the salt deeper into your clothes. If the fabric is delicate, or the stain does not come out, bring your clothing to a reputable dry cleaner.

Salt Stains on Leather:

It is a good idea to pretreat leather clothing and shoes that could be exposed to salt. Salt can really damage leather. Wipe off all salt with a damp, clean cloth as soon as possible, then blot dry. Suede products can also be cleaned with warm water, but should be blotted until completely dry and brushed in a circular motion with a clean soft towel.

If you don’t feel comfortable cleaning the salt off of your clothing, or are having a difficult time – bring it to one of Anton’s Cleaners 43 locations. Point out any stains to your customer service representative and we will be happy to clean the garment for you.

Looking to clean your suede UGGs but don’t know how? Anton’s Cleaners offers cleaning for your UGGs to keep them looking new all season.