Who doesn’t like to wear polished work boots at the office? You should keep the work boots looking clean and shiny not only to maintain professionalism but also to enhance their longevity.
The accumulated dirt, dust, oil, and other substances negatively impact the shoe; it could even get cracked or scratched short.
So, today I’ve come up with a few easy hacks of cleaning for work boots with some ingredients; that you’ll get in your home.
HOW TO WASH WORK BOOTS in Simple steps
How to Clean Leather Work Boots
Leather boots all-time look elegant and come with a bit expensive price tag. Above all, leather material requires special care; otherwise, it could lose its shine. No more worry! Here I’ll share the best way to clean leather work boots.
How to clean outside of the leather work boots?
Light Cleaning for work boots:
First, wipe away dust and some dirt with a damp brush or cloth. The old toothbrush works fairly well on the edges.
Deep Cleaning for work boots:
If the boot is stubbornly dirty, you’ll need to use liquid spray leather cleaners, but avoid petroleum products.
Let it soak for a few minutes, and wipe away the shoe with a soft and clean cloth. You should wipe the shoe gently in a circular motion.
how to clean the inside of boots?
You could use a mild low-pH shampoo to wash the insole and footbed them by hand. If you want to wash them in the washing machine, use a mild detergent. After washing, set it in a cool and dry place to air dry for at least overnight.
how to condition the boots?
Make it look-like brand new:
How to Clean Suede Boots?
Suede is such an adorable material, but many people avoid suede shoes, as they need to do special care to keep their shoes looking nice. But the thing is not as hard as you might think. Here, I’ll tell you how to clean them with ease –
Suede Shoe Cleaning Kit, White Wash Cloth, Razor, White Vinegar or Rubbing Alcohol, and Suede Protector
Tips for Tackling A Few Stubborn Stains on Suede
Oil or Grease:
Sprinkle a bit of cornstarch on the stained area and leave it overnight or until the ingredients soak up the oil. In the next morning, brush away the stain with a damp brush.
Soak a cotton ball or paper towel in hydrogen peroxide and keep lightly dabbing it on the stained areas until the blood strain comes out.
Apply rubbing alcohol on the strained areas and keep scrubbing with the suede eraser.
Wax or Gum:
Put the shoe in the freezer until the wax or gum become hard. After a while, it will come off in chunks. Then, brush away the small particles.
First, leave it the same until the mud gets dry. It will come off in chunks once it dries. Then, brush away the small particles of dirt.
How to Remove Grease or Oil Spots?
Grease and oil stains are the most stubborn strain that we all have ever got. Most of the time we’ve repented that the strain may have permanently ruined the things. But I have a few secret hacks to share with you.
As you can see, cornstarch is highly effective to remove oil or grease spots from suede shoes. Similarly, the baby powder effectively works on canvas shoes, and oil remover sprays are there for leather shoes.
Cleaning of canvas shoes:
Cleaning of leather work boots:
Household Items That Can Be Used for Cleaning
Liquid Dish Soap:
I’ve already told you how to use it to remove oil and grease spots from canvas material shoes.
Distilled White Vinegar:
White vinegar is an inexpensive non-toxic disinfecting agent and a great cleaner for suede boots. The process I’ve already mentioned above.
As you know Hydrogen peroxide is great for removing blood stains from any materials. You’ll find Hydrogen peroxide in some household items, like - toothpaste, mouthwashes, hair dyes and bleaches, laundry stain removers, and bathroom cleaners.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. Can I clean work boots with dish soap?
Yeah! You do not clean the work boot, but remove oil and grease stains with dish soap.
2. Can I put my boots in the washing machine?
I suggest not putting the boots in a washing machine; it could damage the material.
3. How do you clean the inside of steel toe boots?
People often wonder about how to clean steel toe boots. Cleaning of the outer portion of such shoes is similar to other boot cleaning processes I mentioned above.
The insole of the steel toe boots requires special attention; should be washed gently. Take out the insole first. Then, make a soap-water solution with the mild shampoo and warm water; next, pour it into a soft and lint-free cloth; then, wash the interior with this damp cloth.
Next, fill the inside with fresh water to wash away the soap-water solution and dry the inside and outside of the boots thoroughly with a blow dryer.
Once they dry, put them outside to soak up the rays of the sun to kill the germs.
Now, fill two socks with 2-tablespoons of baking soda and put them in each shoe separately to take away the odor. Leave it overnight.
Now you may have understood getting clean-looking footwear again doesn’t take as much as you think. If a little care and occasional cleaning could increase the durability of the expensive shoes, why don’t you do so? I hope you’ll try these hacks in the upcoming weekend. If so, let me know how they work for you.
Charles is a Registered Nutritionist with a Master degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University and a Bachelor degree in Nutritional Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University. He actively contributes to all trending fitness products and aims to provide consumers with reliable information and review fitness products. Thomas Berumen has an extensive fitness background. He has been working as a personal trainer for the past eight months. He is so dedicated and passionate to lead an active and healthy lifestyle and motivates his readers to do the same.