How to Take Care of Rubber Boots

How to Take Care of Rubber Boots
Rubber boots are very useful whether you're walking through rain puddles or fishing in waders. If properly cared for, your rubber boots should last quite a long time. Cleaning your rubber boots isn't that hard, and most of the items you'll need to get the job done you probably already have at home.

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Bucket Mild Dishwashing Detergent Sponge Warm Water Rubber Conditioner
  • Bucket
  • Mild Dishwashing Detergent
  • Sponge
  • Warm Water
  • Rubber Conditioner
Step 1
Rinse the inside and outside of your rubber boots with water to get off most of the grime before you start cleaning them.
Step 2
Fill a bucket with warm water and a few drops of a mild dishwashing detergent.
Step 3
Sponge off the outside areas of the boots to remove any caked-on dirt or mud. Pour the soapy water into the boot itself, and swirl it around to remove any dirt. Rinse the boots off with clean water.
Step 4
Empty any excess water, and turn your boots upside down to dry. Place your boots in an area that isn't directly in the sun or in a heated room to dry.
Step 5
Apply a rubber conditioner regularly to your rubber boots to maintain their elasticity and avert fading.

Tips & Warnings

 
Store your rubber boots in a vertical position at room temperature. Regular cleaning of your rubber boots will keep them from smelling. If cleaning waders, turn them inside out and hang up to dry.
 
Store your rubber boots in a vertical position at room temperature.
 
Regular cleaning of your rubber boots will keep them from smelling.
 
If cleaning waders, turn them inside out and hang up to dry.
 
Don't use harsh chemicals or rough scrubbing brushes to clean the boots, or you might damage the rubber.

Article Written By Joyce Starr

Joyce Starr is a professional writer from Florida and owns a landscaping company and garden center. She has published articles about camping in Florida, lawn care and gardening and writes for a local gardening newsletter. She shares her love and knowledge of the outdoors and nature through her writing.

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