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23 Jun 2021

Method Of Cleaning And Storing Leather Boots

Leathers are the most flexible material and can be durable for years. Many products are produced from leather - car seats, boots, clothing products like jackets, pants and belts.  

Leathers are made of different types of an animal skin like Cow, Buffalo, Pig, Camel, Deer, Elephant, Reptile skin, Bird skin, and Fishskin. Cowhide is famous for making leather clothes.  

● Different Grades of Leather 

They are four types of Leather grades that have distinctive manufacturing process. Learning more about these types will help you know the procedure for their maintenance to make them more long-lasting.  


It is an excellent grade of leather which is moisture resistant as it is not sanded and thicker than other leathers. 

2.Top Grain 

This one goes through some sanding, removing layers and flaws, making it smoother reducing its porosity. 

3.Genuine Leather 

Though named as ‘Genuine’, it is made from leftover and artificial layers and goes through too much sanding to look like real natural. 

4.Bonded Leather 

It is the lowest grade of leather and is formed from pieces of leftover layers pressed together using adhesives to make sheets for shoes. 

● Cleaning Method For Leather Boots 

1. Deep Cleaning 

Though regular cleaning with a damp cloth and little leather cleaner removes the dirt from the boots, constant deep cleaning and spot cleaning is essential to improve its durability.   

    a. Cleaning Your Boots 

 First, remove the laces for the boot. With a soft brush, remove the dirt using saddle soap and warm water. Let your boots get warm under the sunlight or a hairdryer for some time until the pores of the leather are open. 

     b. Applying the Conditioner or Waterproofing Treatment 

Give a quick rub to your boots with an old rag. Then, before applying the conditioning balm or oil, do test it at the small area of your boot to check its side- effects, if any. Then rub it with a soft brush to the whole boot. Follow the instructions given with the conditioner pack. Proper conditioning stops leather boots from cracking. 

     c.  Wax Polishing 

After conditioning, apply wax polish in a circular motion on your boots. Wax Polishing makes your boot shiny and water-resistant. 

2. Spot Treatments  

Regular spot cleaning should be done with vinegar, alcohol or lemon juice which will remove dirt and stains from the boots. Vinegar is very effective in removing spots of salt. But do make sure to wipe the boot later, excess of these liquids can damage the leather. 

 ● Proper Storing of Leather Boats  

As Leather is organic in nature, it is bound to get degraded when not stored in the proper environment. 

1.Store The Leather a Climate-controlled Storage Unit 

2.Wrap the boots only in the paper giving them proper ventilation to breathe.  

3.Keeping leather under sunlight for a long time can develop cracks. 

4.Too much use of conditioner can damage.  

5.Cedar Soe Tree, Leather’s Best Friend, absorbs excess moisture, removes the odour and keeps them away from insects.  

6.Keep different leathers away from each other. 

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