How To Clean Boots So They Look Like New In Just 6 Easy Steps
CLEAN YOUR BOOTS LIKE A PRO
Winter is here! Your boots will be ruined by winter. In the winter, felt, leather, suede, synthetic materials, and yes, even rubber boots, need special care to avoid being damaged by the icy weather, salt streets, abrasive sands, and grimy sidewalks. Learn quick ways to keep various materials clean before you lose the battle, and then make some premixed boot cleaner in a spray bottle to keep on hand for whenever the need comes. Your boots will last longer, look less worn over time, and help to ensure that they retain their weatherproof qualities if you clean them after use in dirty conditions.
I've outlined my thorough cleaning procedure for boots (and other items) below. You might not need to follow every step to get your item clean, based on how dirty it is. Try it out and see how clean your boots can get!
How to clean boots easily
Brush firmly and back and forth across light spots on boots, or use a magic eraser to remove specific stains.
Try rubbing alcohol or white vinegar on a damp towel to remove heavier stains on boots. Circularly rub the stain with dampened cloth, then leave the area to completely dry. When the fabric is dry, use a brush to fluff it back up and remove any loose dirt.
For a more in-depth step-by-step, read on!
Use Magic Eraser for Set-In StainsTo clean the boots with a magic eraser, you just require a few drops of water to wipe off any stains or smears. It doesn’t call for any soap or chemical products for the process. Rub the magic eraser over the stains, and after that your boots look new again.
Treat Stains Using White Vinegar or Rubbing AlcoholPut a small amount of rubbing alcohol or plain white vinegar onto a white washcloth. After applying the wet cloth to the stain, let the area completely dry. When the fabric is dry, use the brush to fluff it back up and remove any loose dirt.
Use a toothbrush to clean dirtBrush the stained areas very gently in one direction. Brushing in one direction helps in removing the fibres' surface layer of dirt. Once you're done, use a back-and-forth motion to brush the stains once more. Also, brush a little more forcefully! You're trying to reach the trapped ground-in dirt underneath the surface.
Shave with Razor to Restore Smooth Texture to BootsWherever you see strings on the fabric, gently shave them off. After shaving, use your brush to remove any remaining stringy fibres.
“Fluff” the boots Using BrushThe boots can seem a little dull after all that brushing, rubbing, and cleaning. Nothing a little vinegar or alcohol can't fix, though! After they completely dry, rub the boots with a white cloth that has been soaked with vinegar or rubbing alcohol. Use the brush to fluff the fabric up one last time after it has dried. And you have them—clean, lustrous, beautiful boots!
Apply Boots Protectant SprayThe last step is to protect your boots so that your boots won't get as dirty again. Boots protectant sprays are available online, such as on Amazon. Apply your boot protectant spray in accordance with the instructions on the box. This extra step will not only keep your boots cleaner for longer, but it will also make future cleanings easier!
When taken care of properly, boots can last for decades. You can keep boots in good condition by quickly clearing away dirt, mud, salt, and other debris with basic household items. Before wearing your clean boots, spray them with a protective coating, and then store them in a soft muslin bag in your closet to prevent dust buildup.
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