How To Keep Rubber Boots From Drying Out

When it comes to learning how to keep your rubber boots from drying out, you need to keep in mind a few things. It's easy to care for your rubber boots if you properly clean them. The most important thing is to keep rubber boots out of the heat.

What you'll need:

  • Mild soap
  • Sponge or rag
  • Rubber conditioner
  • Olive oil
  • Polishing rag
  • Water
  1. Rubber boots need to be cleaned properly. In order to keep your boots from drying out, you need to keep them clean. Rinse them inside and outside with clean water to remove any filth. Use your sponge or rag and give them a "sponge bath" with a mild soap. Dish washing soap should do the trick. Rinse the the boots again with clean water.
  2. After your rubber boots are cleaned, dry them without heat. Do not put your rubber boots in the sun to dry. Any heat will dry out your boots and cause them to crack. Hang them upside down so the water can drip out. Make sure to dry your rubber boots in a cool area like your closet or mud room.
  3. Condition the rubber. You can purchase rubber conditioner or olive oil for this step. Choose which conditioner you would like to use and put some on a clean polishing rag. Using a circular motion, rub the conditioner over the rubber boots.
  4. Keep up with the process. You should regularly clean and condition your rubber boots if you want to keep them from drying out. If your boots get dirty, it is obviously a great time to clean them. Taking care of your rubber boots at least once a month should make them last longer. Remember, the sun is not a friend to a pair of rubber boots.
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