Who doesn’t love a fresh pair of white trainers but struggles to maintain that clean look and finish, we all want to keep? Well, here’s a little secret – did you know WD-40® is your ultimate go-to to get them looking like new again?

All types of shoes, including trainers, can gather a build-up of stubborn dirt and grime over time, but our ‘white’ shoes remain the biggest culprit. Throwing them in the washing machine can certainly help remove the majority of the dirt, but it’s time to say goodbye to stubborn grime such as oil, tar, or dare we say it, doggie doo? So, before you make the rash and frustrated decision to throw them in the bin, grab that handy bottle of WD-40 you’ve had stored away and let it do the work for you.

Yep, you heard us right. You may know that WD-40 is your trusted lubricant to remove rust from screws or fix squeaks from door hinges, and although it may come as a surprise, it can actually remove unwanted grime from your footwear. To get the low-down on how to get them looking new again, read our step-by-step guide below:

Your shoe cleaning kit:

How to clean white trainers:

 Step 1: Clean the excess dirt and grime with warm water and soap

Step 2: Use a shoe cleaning brush to loosen grime

Step 3: Spray WD-40 onto your shoe, (remember you can use the wide or precision spray function, depending on where the stain is)

Step 4: Wipe the excess liquid off with a dry clean cloth

 Pro Tip: Did you know that you can use WD-40 to waterproof your trainers? Read more in our article here: How To Waterproof Your Shoes.

Now that your trainers are looking brand-new again, it’s time to discover what else WD-40 can do for you. Read our blogs, how to remove chewing gum, the best way to clean paint brushes, or how to clean electrical contacts.