Nothing beats a new pair of wellies! If you’re getting some real good use out of your wellington boots, they will eventually start to look dirty and dingy. Proper cleaning and maintenance can help keep them in good condition and extend their lifespan.
At Wellies.com we want to give you that new boot feeling every time you step into them, so we’ve put together a step-by-step guide on how to clean your wellies and make them last.
Remove any loose dirt and mud from your wellies by rinsing them off with a hose or a bucket of water. You can also use a soft/medium-bristled brush to help scrub away any stubborn stains. This is especially important if you use your boots around chemicals, horses, livestock etc, as the chemicals and waste will degrade the rubber.
Dry your wellies thoroughly by wiping them with a clean towel or letting them air-dry. Avoid placing them near a direct heat source (radiator, open fire, direct sunlight for example), as this can damage the rubber. Instead, place them in a cool, ventilated area.
3. WELLY SPRAY
If you own a pair of our wellies, our Welly Spray has been specially formulated with our boots in mind. We’ve tested it on all our boots, the silicone-based spray “feeds” the natural rubber keeping it supple, this reduces the likelihood of cracking, splitting or discolouration.
4. CARE SPONGE
If you’re going to use our Welly Spray, consider using our Wellie Care Sponge, the perfect companion to our spray. The Care Sponge can be used to clean or buff your boots even without the spray. It comes with a case to keep the sponge clean and protected, so throw it in your bag or car, and give your boots a quick clean after use.
5. WELLY BAG
Store your wellies in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight or heat sources to protect them from cracking or drying out… Avoid folding or creasing them, as this can cause permanent damage to the rubber.
As previously mentioned, you want to keep your wellies upright and out of direct sunlight which can dry and crack the rubber. Our Welly Bag has you covered !
Bring the Welly Bag with you to protect the boot of your car from mud after a day out, or to store them when not in use. Available in either blue or green, the Welly Bag is ventilated to allow drying and prevent odour and damp. The handle on the top allows you to easily carry and store the bag.
6. USE A BOOT JACK
Most people remove their rubber boots using the opposite foot or the overhang of a step. And most people also don’t realise that this actually weakens the heel of the boot over time.
In order to protect your boots and make them last, use your hands or our Wellies.com Boot Jack which allows you to take off your wellies and other footwear with ease. A simple solution to a common problem, the boot jack makes taking off footwear extremely easy and prevents stress on the back of the boot which can lead to wear and tear problems.
Hopefully you’ve learned something from this blog post on how to keep your wellies looking brand new and make them last as long as possible. For further guidance, feel free to come back to the post or contact the Wellies.com team using the contact form on the website.
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