How To Get Stain Out Canvas

Are you struggling with stains on your go-to canvas footwear, tote bag, or painting surface? Don’t fret any further. This blog article will provide you with a detailed guide on effectively removing stains from canvas.

What You’ll Need

  • A clean, white cloth
  • Lukewarm water
  • Mild laundry detergent
  • Soft bristle brush

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Spot Test

Before you begin, it’s always a good idea to perform a spot test in an unnoticeable area to ensure the cleaning solution won’t discolor or damage your canvas. Simply apply a small amount of your mild detergent and lukewarm water mix to the area and dab with a clean cloth.

Step 2: Prepare Your Cleaning Solution

Prepare a cleaning solution consisting of lukewarm water and a small amount of mild laundry detergent. The ratio should be 1 tablespoon of detergent for every 2 cups of water.

Step 3: Apply the Cleaning Solution

Dip your clean, white cloth into the solution and wring out the excess. Then, gently dab at the stain. Avoid rubbing, as this can cause the stain to spread or penetrate deeper into the canvas fibers.

Step 4: Scrub the Stain

If the stain remains after dabbing, use a soft bristle brush to gently scrub at the stain. You can dip the brush in your cleaning solution and then apply it to the stained area. Remember to scrub gently to avoid damaging the canvas.

Step 5: Rinse and Dry

Once the stain is removed, rinse the area with cool water, ensuring all detergent is removed. Then, blot the area with a dry cloth and allow it to air dry completely.


Getting stains out of canvas doesn’t have to be a daunting task. With a mild detergent, lukewarm water, a clean white cloth, and some patience, you can easily restore your canvas back to its original condition. Remember, always perform a spot test first to ensure the cleaning solution won’t damage your canvas, and avoid scrubbing too hard to prevent wear and tear.

Happy Cleaning!