Leather Boot Care
DISCLAIMER: This process may change the appearance of your leather boots.
STEP 1: CLEAN
Begin by dampening a cloth. Apply a small amount of Saddle Soap to the damp cloth. Use a soft-bristle brush to create a gentle foam by working the soap into a lather. With the foamy brush, scrub away dirt and stains, paying attention to heavily soiled areas. Once the leather is clean, wipe it down with a dry cloth to remove any excess moisture and residue. After cleaning or applying the product, it is normal for the leather to temporarily darken. Rest assured, this is a natural reaction and the leather will gradually return to its original color within a few days.
STEP 2: RESTORE
Once cleaned, apply Leather Salve to your boots using a soft, lint-free cloth. Allow the leather to fully absorb the salve (leather may appear slightly cloudy). Next, enhance the finish and create a natural sealant, gently buff the leather with a horsehair brush or a soft flannel cloth. Allow 10-20 minutes for the treatment to fully absorb into the leather before moving on to the next step.
STEP 3: STRENGTHEN
Once the Leather Salve has been absorbed, it's time to strengthen your leather boots with hydrating Leather Oil.
Apply a small amount of the oil to a clean cloth and gently rub it onto the leather surface. Use circular motions to work the oil into the leather, enhancing its natural strength and restoring its longevity.
STEP 4: CURING
You can use your leather boots once they are dry to the touch, however, for best results we recommend allowing your item to rest in a warm, dry place for 1-2 days before first use.
To ensure your leather boots stay in excellent condition, it's essential to protect and maintain them regularly. The Otter Wax Leather Care Kit provides the necessary products for ongoing care. Follow the instructions provided with each product to establish a routine for cleaning, restoring, and polishing your leather boots. By consistently using the Saddle Soap, Leather Salve, and Leather Oil, you can extend the lifespan of your boots and keep them looking their best for years to come.