Ugg boots are perfect for the winter and are worn every day by both members of the public and high listed celebrities. They’re both comfy, fashionable, and they’re available in a broad range of different designs and colours – which is why they’re so popular. However, the only issue with these fashionable boots is that due to their sensitive material they’re highly prone to damage and staining. But not to worry, because we are here to give you some tips on how you can have pristine clean ugg boots from home.
Will I Cause Any Damage If I Clean Ugg Boots From Home
Depending on the stain or substance you are trying to remove from your ugg boots, there is the possibility that you may cause some damage to your ugg boots. However, if you’re worried about this our dry cleaners in Milton Keynes offer professional ugg boot cleaning and stain removal with the guarantee your shoes will not be damaged!
As long as you are careful when cleaning your boots, you should be okay, but if your shoes are particularly unique or were more expensive, then we would recommend you bring them in store and have them cleaned professionally to prevent any further damage.
So how can you keep your ugg boots clean from the comfort of your own home, and how can you remove those irritating water and salt stains? Keep on reading to find out!
Salt And Dirt
One of the most popular ways to remove salt or dirt stains has been discovered directly as an eraser. Yes, a rubber eraser that you would’ve used at school can help eliminate those pesky salt stains on your ugg boots.
Although you have to be careful when attempting to remove salt stains as there are a fair few methods, but some of these methods will take your ugg boots colour straight off with it.
Rub an eraser ever so gently over the salt stains on your boots being careful not to push too hard, so you don’t affect the material or colouring of the boot.
Another efficient method is just your average dish soap, mix half a teaspoon of dish soap into a cup of water.
Using an unused toothbrush mix around the dish soap in the water to create suds, do not use any of the liquid!
Carefully scrape only the suds onto the toothbrush and place them on the salt stains, using a damp cleaning cloth gently rub over the salt stains to lift the salt stains and soap residue.
Dirt Or Mud
Muddy boots are the worst, it’s so noticeable and can be one of the most difficult stains to remove.
You should never attempt to remove any mud marks or dirt stains when the mud is still wet; this will spread the mud further along your boots and press it harder into your shoe material making it more difficult to remove.
Wait for the mud to dry and begin by brushing your boots in slow sweeping motions (ideally top to bottom) in order to remove any excess mud.
Then slightly dampen the affected area, do not use too much water as this can cause disfiguration to your boots. Let the water soak in for a moment before you continue.
Water spots are the easiest stain that can ruin your UGG’s. However, there is a magic trick to remove water spots that don’t actually include any cleaning or the use of products.
Simply rub the affected water spotted area together with another piece of suede, and the water spots should disappear!
Oil And Grease Stains
These stains are the worst and seem almost impossible to get out. Fortunately, we have a solution for you to eliminate those dreaded oil marks. Oil and grease stains set and become harder to remove, so if you’re going to attempt to wash or clean some of your boots before removing this stain then remember do not use warm or hot water as you will have trouble removing your oil or grease stains.
Begin by gently rubbing chalk or cornstarch over the stain; these have the properties to absorb the grease or oil, so you don’t need to scrub at your boots and risk the chance of damaging them.
Leave your boots overnight with the cornstarch or chalk on top, the next morning lightly dust off the chalk – if you have one its always a good idea to use a small unused paintbrush to remove any residue.
Your stain should’ve disappeared, and your UGG’s are ready for wearing, although it’s recommended you don’t wear your UGGs straight away and give them time to dry.
You should NEVER attempt to wash your ugg boots in the washing machine, the material is too delicate, and you will almost certainly cause serious if not irreparable damage.
If you wish to wash your UGG’s to give them a touchup you should always use just warm water and dish soap – and never scrub them hard as you will damage both the material and colouring.
The washing machine will throw your boots around and either rip them or simply damage the materials from the harsh chemicals in the detergent or from the rough motions of your washing machine cycle.
If you would like your UGG boots professionally cleaned with the guarantee of no damage, Eco Clean offer high-quality dry cleaning in Milton Keynes and can ensure no damage will be done to your UGG boots. Our wet cleaning process is gentle and has no harsh, harmful chemicals which are what make sit such a great alternative to dry cleaning.
Drying Your UGGs
You should never attempt to dry your UGG boots using direct heat; this can cause damage to the material or even burn it. If you want to dry your UGGs, you should fill them up with old newspaper to ensure they keep their shape and simply leave them to dry naturally.
If you’re trying to dry your UGG boots in a hurry or you need them, then it’s acceptable to place them within distance of a radiator just to help speed up the process – not to close though or you have the potential to do damage.
We hope this article was helpful, UGG boots are expensive and cannot just be replaced like that, so if you already have a pair, then you should take care of them.
Due to the material, they’re made out of they’re exposed to easy damage, but if you take the correct precautions and know how to clean them properly, then you should be okay.
Put your new knowledge to use and get those stains out of your UGGS! And if this article helped you – go ahead and share it!