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Tips on how to clean leather shoes and boots at home!

February 15, 2021

Some people loves leather good because it’s very durable. But, you have no idea on how to clean your leather goods. Here, we shar to you on how to clean your leather shoes and boots at home. If we care them, it will reserve the leather for years.


Refer below for the easy steps.

1. Remove the laces

If the laces is dirty, put them in the washing machine or replace them.

2. Clean loose dirt and debris

Use either soft cloth or brush to remove any grime that may be stuck on the surface of the leather shoes.

3. Apply/rub soap

Mix the warm water with the dish soap and dip the soft cloth/brush into solution, wring it out and wipe all over the exterior surface of the shoe.

4. Wipe off soap

Use another damp, clean cloth to wipe off the soap. Take clean towel and dry it.

5. Condition leather

To protect the leather from stains and to add shining effect, apply leather conditioner. The conditioner can be bought from leather shop and can be made by mixing 1 part of vinegar to 2 parts linseed oil. Let it sit on the leather at least for 15 minutes and then buff with soft clothes until the leather looks shining.

6. Dry

Dry the shoes in the open air, but don’t dry the shoes by direct sun or heater. It may crack the leather.


Sometimes our leather goods also will got stain. SO here we also share some tips on how to remove stains from the leather goods.

Grease or Oil 

Sprinkle some baking soda or cornstarch on the spot. Gently rub with the damp cloth. Let it sit for few hours or overnight for better result. The baking soda/cornstarch will absorb the stain, then the powder can be wiped off using soft cloth.


Dip a cotton swab in nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol and lightly blot the stain. Don’t rub, or you could make the ink spread. Blot gently until the stain is gone. Wipe with a clean, damp cloth and dry with a towel.


You can use toothpaste to clean leather. Squirt a dab of the non-gel sort on the scuffed area then rub with a soft cloth.

Other Stains

Mix equal parts of lemon juice and cream of tartar into a paste. Apply to stained area and let it sit for 30 minutes. Take a damp cloth to remove the paste. Lemon juice and cream of tartar have a mild bleaching effect, so only use this on light-colored leather.

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Hopefully with some tips and trick can help you to prolong the lifetime of your leather goods.


Should you have any branded items or unwanted gold, feel free to us at AEON AU2 Shopping Centre in Lot G26, Ground Floor.


Call us at 03-42511151 for any inquiries.

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