Ugg boots are warm, cozy, and extremely comfortable to wear. They look kinda cute. It is because the boots are made of sheepskin suede and wool. These materials are quite hard to clean, and so you have to be very careful when you clean these boots. The cleaning kit makes the cleaning process easy for you. But if you don’t have any cleaning kit, what will you do? How do you clean your ugg boots without any kit? Well, worry no more. I have covered all the possible ways to clean your ugg boots if you don’t have the kit with you.
How to clean ugg boots without any kit?
There are so many ways to clean ugg boots. If you wanna clean your boots with your daily use items, you can use the following hacks.
1. Remove any oily substances from your boot with chalk
If there are are any makeup, cooking-oil stains or any other oily substances on your ugg boots, draw some lines with a piece of white chalk over the stains. Then let your boots dry overnight. To remove the chalk powder use a soft or medium-soft bristled brush. The chalk powder absorbs up the stains from the boots. If there are any remaining stains or dirt, repeat the process.
2. Use talcum powder or cornstarch to get out of a stain
You can also apply another stain removal method using talcum powder or cornstarch. First, fully cover the stained area of your boots with talcum powder or cornstarch. After that, let it sit overnight. Then remove the talcum powder or cornstarch from your boots with a suede brush. If you still see any remaining dirt or stain, reapply it until your boots are fully free of stains.
3. Use white rubber to remove scuff marks
Use a white rubber eraser to remove scuff marks from your boots. Rub the stained area or scuff marks on your boots with an eraser. You can apply this technique for minor stains as well. It works great. However, don’t use a colored eraser to do this. If you’re expecting deep cleaning, colored erasers won’t fulfill your expectation.
4. Use damp cloth or sponge to remove salt stain
If your boots are affected with salt stain, wipe your boots with a damp cloth or a damp sponge to get rid of the salt stain. First, dip a clean soft cloth or sponge in cold water. Then squeeze it as much as possible so that there is no excess water to squeeze. After that, rub your boots with this damped cloth or sponge until your boots’ whole surface is damp. But make sure you don’t soak your boots with too much water as it will damage the sheepskin.
5. Apply white vinegar and water mixture
If there are any light-colored visible marks on your boots, you can try out some home remedies to get them out. To make this home-remedy actually works, take1/2 a cup of water and 1/2 a cup of distilled white vinegar and mix it. Wet a clean cloth into the mixture and gently wipe your shoes with it.
6. Use Damp sponge to remove water spots
A little water on your shoes can easily leave a noticeable mark. And to remove the water spot, blot your shoes with a damp sponge until the surface is wet but not soaked. After that, air dry your shoes to dry them naturally.
Another easy method you can apply to remove a water spot which is to rub two sheepskin boots together. As the shoe-surface is made of wool, it is soft enough. Therefore, rubbing can help your shoes to remove water spots. But keep this in mind, if the stains are created by muddy water, this hack will not work.
7. Use baking soda or cornstarch to remove odor
Wearing a pair of Ugg boots for a long time, especially without socks, can develop odor gradually. To get rid of this bad smell, pour baking soda or cornstarch sparingly into your shoes’ bottoms. Then let it sit overnight. You can also use a mixture of baking soda and cornstarch to get a better result.
How to prevent your ugg boot from stain and odor
We all know, prevention is better than cure. Therefore, if you follow these rules, you can easily prevent any stains and odor.
1. Try to avoid direct heat
First and foremost, keep your shoes away from the direct heat of sunlight. Direct sunlight heat can cause premature damage to your boots. And also, always remember to keep your ugg boots far from any heater or drying or washing machine that generates direct heat.
2. Avoid wearing the boots in snow or rain
As ugg boots are not all-weather-friendly, your boots are more prone to damage in snow and rain. So try to avoid wearing them outside while snowing or raining. Even if you face sudden snow or rainfall while walking in ugg boots, don’t forget to wipe off your boot with a damp cloth immediately so that water doesn’t get absorbed into your boots.
3. Avoid icy street with boots
Be careful while walking in the icy street. As the snowy road is often treated with salt, it is difficult to remove boots’ salty stain without discoloring your shoes. So if you ever face difficulties with a salty stain on your boot, it will be best to wipe your boots promptly.
4. Clean your boots regularly
Dirt and mud are very easy to clean. But if you don’t clean your shoes for a long time, your boots will be at high risk. The longer the dirt stays, the harder it is to remove them. So it will be better to wipe your shoes every day after returning home. In case if you see any mud on your shoes, let it dry. Then wipe them out with a damp cloth or damp sponge and let your shoes air dry.
Ugg boots are very sensitive to dirt due to their significantly different skin. Some people think that dipping these boots into the water might be the easiest way to clean. Unfortunately, that’s the wrong way to clean ugg boots. And if you think or did the same, be prepared to lose your favorite boots. You have so many alternative ways to clean your ugg boots without kits. Go ahead and try one of them you like the most. Whichever method you follow, do it carefully. And of course all the best to you and to your boots!!