How to Whiten Volleyball Knee Pads

By Larry Chillman

Volleyball kneepads get a lot of work during a game and are often smelly and dirty afterward. For a volleyball player, wearing dirty pads is not ideal, especially when trying to seem professional. Knee pads are not like any other white material so that traditional whitening techniques can be used, but luckily a few tricks can make your pads look as good as new.

Fill a bucket with warm water and numerous lemon slices. Soak your knee pads in this bucket for at least two to three hours. If you want to keep the water warm to help loosen the dirt, you can do it on the stove, but don't use a pot that you cook in.

Create a mixture of 1/3 cup of laundry detergent, 1/2 cup of normal detergent without bleach and 1/4 cup of white vinegar to wash the pads with in the laundry machine.

Remove the pads from the pot or bucket where they were soaking and turn them inside out. Wash them with the mixture in your washing machine on a delicate cycle with warm water.

Remove any remaining stain by rubbing Ivory soap directly on stain and rinsing with hot water.


About the Author

Larry Chillman is a freelance writer living and working in Philadelphia. He has been writing for over five years and has been published in "Epilogue Literary Review" and "The Deli Magazine" among others. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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