Knowing how to clean leather vintage boots is pretty groovy. Older leather boots need careful cleaning with special care. Follow these directions to rock your clean, kicky, vintage boots. The rage is vintage, and you are right there, baby.
Use the following materials to clean your vintage leather boots:
- Rubbing alcohol (optional)
- Spray bottle (optional)
- Two hand towels
- One washcloth
- Saddle soap
- Baking soda
- If there is any staining of the leather, clean the stain with a mixture of one part rubbing alcohol to one part water. Put it in a spray bottle, and spray the stain lightly. Let dry overnight. Repeat if necessary.
- Dust off the boots with a dry terry hand towel. Then, slightly dampen a terry hand towel, and gently wipe down the leather. Next, clean the soles of the vintage boots.
- Use saddle soap on your vintage boots. Get a little saddle soap on a sponge, and rub it gently into the leather, using a circular motion. Let sit for a few minutes. Then use a damp washcloth to wipe away the saddle soap. Make sure you completely rinse the saddle soap from the leather. Let dry.
- Sprinkle baking soda into the boots. Leave it in there over night to do its deodorizing magic. In the morning, dump out the baking soda.
Use a leather conditioner spray on the boots to help them regain their suppleness. Store the boots upright with empty plastic one liter soda bottles in them to keep them upright in the proper shape. These directions are for regular, smooth leather, not for suede boots.
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