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How To Clean Timberland Boots At Home?

Joel Johnson

Timberland boots are an excellent choice regardless of the hazards of your workplace. They will provide you with long-lasting protection and day-long comfort so that you can freely focus on your job. The modern design of Timberland work boots will allow you to look appropriate in any workplace. 


If your job is especially dangerous, check out Timberland PRO boots, at https://www.overlookboots.com/collections/timberland-pro. They are designed for the most extreme environments and will give you extra protection and durability. Once you get a pair of Timberlands, your only job will be to clean and protect them. 


Our boots are made so that they are easy to clean, as we expect you to use them regularly. Most common cleaning and washing methods are applicable, unless otherwise stated on the label. Below are some methods you can employ to clean and protect your boots.

Preparation for Cleaning 

In order to clean your Timberland boots properly, you need to prepare them first. Don’t worry, it’s a simple process that won’t take a lot of time. You want to remove any dirt or debris that is stuck to your boot. Wipe them with a moist towel to get most of the dirt off. Then use a soft brush on the whole surface of the boot. 


If there are any deeper scuffs take special care to get all the debris out. Most soft brushes will do, but you can order a special brush kit from the Timberland website. If your boot is made out of suede or nubuck consider getting special brushes, as these materials can require additional care. 


Remember to remove your shoelaces and wash them separately. It will make cleaning the boot easier, and you won’t be able to wash them if they are still tied to the boot. Now, onto the cleaning.

How To Clean with Soap and Water

This is the simplest method and you will only use items you already have on hand. Get a towel, soft brush, some soap and water. Clean the bottom and soles first. Simply apply some soap to the brush and scrub away. Make a mixture of soap and water, and dip a towel, or a soft cloth, in it. 


Clean the rest of the shoe with the mixture. If there are some persistent stains, use the brush to get them out. Once you are done wipe them down with a dry towel and leave them to dry overnight.

How To Clean with Vinegar

This is another method you can employ to clean Timberland boots at home, and it works especially well for tough stains. Vinegar is a harmless, natural cleaner that you can use on almost any type of boot. It’s also very cheap and readily available everywhere.


 Make a water and vinegar mixture, with the proportions being about ten parts water, one part vinegar. Dip a cloth in the mixture and let it soak for a few minutes. Squeeze any excess liquid out of the cloth and use it to rub the stain. You can also use a soft brush on stains if you are unsure about the cloth getting it all out. 


Since you’re already cleaning spots, you can clean the rest of the boot with the mixture too. This method should clean any salt, grease, and food stains from your leather boots. If you are unable to remove a stain on your first try, make a stronger mixture. Take note that vinegar has a sharp smell, so you may want to dry your boot somewhere with good ventilation.

How To Clean Stain Using Baking Soda

Baking soda is another cheap ingredient that you can get anywhere. Use it to clean stains from your Timberland boots. Simply sprinkle some baking soda over the affected area and let it sit for an hour or two. 


If it’s a deeper stain, use a cloth to rub the baking soda in. After you’ve let it sit, wipe it off with a sponge or cloth. The baking soda will absorb the oils that made the stain and leave your leather boots clean. 

How To Clean with Baby Wipes and Bread

We don’t need to tell you how easy it is to get some baby wipes and bread. Using baby wipes is a safe and effective way to clean your Timberland boots. They are gentle and won’t damage the leather. Use them to wipe the entire surface of the boot until it is clean. 


After the boot is clean use some stale crust-free bread to remove stains. The texture of the bread is similar to fine-grade sandpaper. Scrubbing with it will remove any surface stains. Dust off the leftover crumbs and you're good to go.

How To Clean Timberland Boots Using Specialty Products

Besides making quality boots, Timberland also sells special cleaning products for different types of leather. These products will not only clean your boots, but nourish and protect the leather. The downside is that these items are more expensive than your regular household items. 


Maybe you can use the home cleaning methods weekly, while you give your boots a thorough cleaning using specialty products once per month. Go to the Timberland store to find the right cleaning product for your boot and follow the instructions.

Cleaning Suede and Nubuck Boots

Clean Timberland Boots

Suede and nubuck are popular materials for making Timberland boots, and for good reason. They are durable and stylish materials, but they do require some special care when cleaning. Here is what you should look out for when cleaning suede and nubuck boots.

Cleaning Suede Boots

Suede is a very delicate material and special care should be taken when cleaning your boots. Suede and water don’t mix well, and water can leave your boots permanently stained. The best option is to use a dry cleaning method, or to be very delicate if you are using a water solution. For scuffs and scraps use an eraser. 


If the cut is deeper, use a soft brush to get all of the debris out. Then rub the suede eraser, Timberland cleaning bar, or even a regular pencil eraser, on the scuff mark until it disappears. You should have no trouble cleaning scuff marks from your Timberland boots using this method. 


Once you are done removing any marks, brush down the boot with a soft brush. This will remove any additional dirt and eraser debris. Make sure to brush in one direction, as this will give your boot a uniform look. 

Cleaning Nubuck Boots

Nubuck is more resistant than suede, so you can use most of the previously mentioned methods; but, the best option is to use a dry cleaning method. You can buy many dry cleaners designed especially for nubuck leather. 


Because nubuck stains and scuffs easily, the ideal option is prevention. Buy sprays that will protect your shoe and make the cleaning process easier, as well as making your boots last longer. 

Cleaning Boots Should Not Be a Chore

Timberland boots are made to be durable and easy to clean. We expect you to wear them daily in your workplace, so they are bound to get dirty. This is why we use only the best leather when making our boots. After a hard week of work, you can use any home-cleaning method you like and still look presentable next Monday. We know life can be exhausting – that’s why we made cleaning Timberland boots easy.  


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