And, folks! In this post I’m going to show you everything you need to know how to clean leather boots. With this step-by-step of how I take care of my boots, you will learn tips for care of leather to make the material very well hydrated and conditioned. Your boot will last for a much longer time!
It is very important to make good use of their boots, but it is also essential to take good care of them! If you follow these steps (which also serve to leather shoes), your boot will stay in good condition and to age with beauty, even after very old.
More attention! This is not a guide to care for those who purchase boots bad to play outside when they start to get older, with the outsole the entire burst. This is a guide for those who appreciate the longevity of things and believes in the motto: Buy less, buy better!
Part 1: What You Need To Clean Your Boot Leather
Before describing the step-by-step I will list everything that you need to give long life to your footwear.
– Brushes and dust cloths
A brush to take the dust of his boot
A tooth brush to clean the places of difficult access
A brush that you will use to pass the moisturizer on the boot
An old t-shirt that you will use to apply cream/wax Polish
A flannel to Polish and shine on the boot (can be a another brush also
Suggestions of brushes to clean boots:
Pacco Shoe Brush great for cleaning/polishing
Shop Novax – Brush great for cleaning/polishing
Shop Novax – Brush to apply grease/cream
– A product to clean leather
This type of product serves to make a deep cleaning on the leather. It removes the dirt and also products, such as grease.
The use of a product to clean leather is optional. I only use when my boot is very finished but I put in the step-by-step to show the process as completely as possible.
Suggestions for Products To Clean Leather
Novax Clean Leather Gel
Saphir Saddle Soap
Cadillac Leather Cleaner
Angelus Easy Cleaner
– A cream/oil/wax moisturizer for leather
A good product to condition the leather is the most important step to clean and care for your boots.
This product retrieves the properties of the leather, leaves it more flexible, prevents dryness, and can also help in the waterproofing.
The most common types of products to moisturize the skin are creams, waxes, pasty and oils. Is different from greases and waxes from the Polish, which has another goal.
Suggestions of Moisturizers To Leather
The best oil for leather is the Huberd’s Shoe Oil. It is an excellent conditioner for boots, especially the leather with rustic touch.
Other imported products very good are:
Saphir Renovateur – The best conditioner I’ve ever used.
Red Wing Boot Oil (Oil for some types of leather more thick and oily)
Some conditioners, especially the creams, have been able to give a little shine to boot if you want. For this is just wait to dry and rub. The oils soften, hydrate and confound better.
– A wax or product to Polish and give shine to the leather
Normally I only use this type of product in dress shoes, but put on the list to complete the cycle, from beginning to end.
You use this product to give brightness in the boot and also to recover the color of the shoes.
I like to use waxes that are neutral to my boots casual. They give shine, but do not recover the color. Think it’s cool because it keeps the patina of the leather, keeping the signs of time.
In this video I used the product of the Kiwi. You can find anywhere, but honestly, I don’t recommend. I think it is very synthetic, and I don’t like to use these waxes hard.
I prefer the creams, which ressecam least the leather in the long term.
Suggestions for Waxes for Shoes and Boots:
Grease Lacquer Pacco
Cream Leather Lustrável
Mousse for Leather Meltonian (Cream Polish-Neutral)
Part 2: step by Step To Clean Your Boot
You must first remove the laces of his boot and, if that is the case, open all the buckles. It is important to be able to take the dirt from the surface and do not dirty the laces and buckles when you are applying the product to leather.
Then, remove the excess dust with a brush or damp cloth. Use the tooth brush to clean the welt of the boot and the corners of difficult access. Take the dust and dirt of the boot will prevent premature wear and drying of the leather.
If the boot is ok only with a brush and a damp cloth I I jump straight to the part of the conditioner, that I usually spend a time with each month of use
If the boot is very dirty and detonated, you can complete the cleaning with the product to clean leather. These products are generally strong, ok? I recommend mixing in a beaker with 100 ml of water.
The clean leather tend to have a little bit of conditioner and help treat the leather. They begin the hydration and serve very well to clean a boot in a very bad state.
If you decided to spend the product clean the leather, then wait for the boots to dry before you move on!
Take the chance to have a beer.
Wait for the boot to dry and apply the cleaner conditioner leather. They are also called moisturizers for leather lotion leather, etc.
To apply is easy. Picks up a bit with a brush and start rubbing on the boot in a circular motion until you cover the entire surface. This step preserves the life of the leather of his boot.
The frequency of application depends on the boot, the leather, and how you use it. The boot that I cleaned in the video is made with a leather oily called Horween Chromexcel. This leather already has a lot of oil and wax, and by this stand several months of use before needing a hydration.
Go on olhometro! If you find that your boot is dirty, clean. If after you clean you find that the leather is dry or very different from what it was, hydrate.
Wait for the moisturizer to dry. The boot will darken a little and can be dull. If you want it to take a bit of shine may rub with a flannel or a brush.
The boot is already great if you stop by here. Usually I stop because use boots that don’t need the extra brightness. I like the leather, with its own brightness and color worn.
The goal of cleaning up here was just to prolong the life of the material, and not necessarily mask that the boot has already been used. Despite the leather to recover the one touch soft and buttery, it will still show scratches and marks of use, for example.
To recover the color and hide scratches you can use a wax Polish.
In the video, I go ahead and apply so you can see how to do it.
It is very simple. Wrap an old t-shirt or cloth on your finger, wet it lightly on the tip, and rub in the wax.
I like to put a little bit of water to help dissolve the product and also slide better on the leather. In the list of products I said that it is better to use a cream. If using cream, do not need water.
Apply the grease with circular movements on the whole surface of the boot. In the beginning it will stay matte. Wait a bit and wipe quickly with a brush or cloth to heat the wax and raise the brightness of the leather.
You can repeat as many times as you want. Just wait a bit for the product to dry before you apply more wax/cream. Repeat the cycle and will buffing with the flannel/toothbrush. The more you do, the more will the leather of his boot will shine.
Use and Care!
And this is it! Take good care of your boots with this handy guide. If you have any questions, leave a comment.
Remember: A good boot is made with work and care for you and you can enjoy the product for many years to come. Just follow these simple steps you will have to boot to your side for a long time!
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