What Maintenance Should you do For Your Leather Boots

Leather boots are expensive and, let’s face it the economy is not doing well, which is causing a hardship on many people. If you require or want leather boots for work or your personal life you will want to ensure that you take the best care of them so you can wear them as long as you can without the leather looking worn and old.

The first and most basic way to keep your leather boots looking great is oil them. There is really no scientific method to oiling your leather boots you just need to oil them in regular intervals. It is important that you do not over oil them. On average, depending on how worn they are, you might want to oil them once a month or once every two months. If you continue to oil and care for your good quality boots you might be able to get one and a half to two years out of them.

There are many techniques to oiling your leather boots. All you will need to do is find the method that you are most comfortable with. In this method you will need to purchase leather oil. There are a lot of different brands out there that promise to do a lot of different things for your leather. Choose the oil that seems to fit your needs and wants. Many that are on a budget recommend Neatsfoot Oil. The oil will go a long way so you will not need to buy large quantities of the oil of your choice.

Next, you will need a plastic brush, towels, and rubber gloves. You will not need to purchase an expensive plastic brush. A cheap one from the dollar store will work just fine. The towels or newspaper is to prevent getting oil all over the place and the rubber gloves are to protect your hands from the oil. Warning: oil does change the coloring of the boots. You will need to lay out all of your towels or newspapers, put your gloves on, and put some oil on the brush. You will need to apply the oil to your boots in a circular motion. Try not to over oil your boots. It will not harm them, but it will take some time to dry.

Finally, you are going to want to ensure that your boots dry before you wear them again. If you would like you can purchase a boot dryer or you can simply leave them in the garage overnight to dry.

 

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