You have a favourite pair of boots but you cannot wear them in the winter because they keep getting soaked. This is a common problem and can be an expensive one if the boots have to be replaced frequently. It can also be very uncomfortable because wet boots means cold toes. You can however easily take care of the problem with a water proofer. It comes in the form of a spray, and the frequency of waterproofing will depend on how good the spray you bought is.
One frequently asked question is whether you can permanently water proof boots. The answer is that you cannot. Whether you are dealing with leather or felt you will have to reproof your shoes. The frequency depends on how often you wear them. If they are for everyday it is a good idea to proof them every two or three days. The good news is that the process doesn’t take very long.
You should begin by getting the shoes clean. The easiest way is to use soap and water. Wipe them over with a cloth and leave them to dry for while. Don’t get the shoes too wet – they will shrink as they dry. Also, don’t dry them in the sun as this too can cause shrinkage and discoloration. Next, you need to polish them. Shoe polish is easily available at your local store. You can use a brush or a cloth, and it is very important to make sure that you have the correct colour of polish. If you are not sure test on a small area of the shoe first to make sure that the polish matches.
After you polish and shine the shoes you can then spray them with a water proofing spray. Do it lightly, wait four hours and repeat. Let your shoes dry for at least 24 hours before you wear them.