How to Wash UGG Boots

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Keeping Your UGGs Clean

One of the most frequently asked questions about UGG boots is if they are washable at home. The answer is an absolute yes! You do not need to be an expert to clean your UGG footwear. Whether you're cleaning the interior or outside of your boots, manually or with a machine, here’s a straightforward guide on how to wash UGG boots effectively through various methods, ensuring you choose the best approach for your UGGs.

1. Preparation

Before you begin the cleaning process for your UGG boots, proper preparation is crucial to ensure effective results without damaging the material. Here's how to prepare your UGG boots for washing:

  • Remove Surface Dirt: Start by removing any loose dirt or debris. Using a soft-bristled brush, gently brush the surface of the boots. This should be done lightly to avoid scratching or damaging the sheepskin. This step helps to ensure that dirt does not get further embedded into the material throughout the washing process.
  • Check for Stains: Identify any areas with deeper stains or built-up grime. For these spots, spot cleaning is a recommended preliminary step before a full wash.
  • Spot Cleaning: Use a clean, damp cloth to softly dab and rub the stained areas. If the stain persists, consider using a small amount of UGG-approved cleaner directly on the spot. Using the moist cloth, gently massage the cleaner into the stain in circular motions.
  • Prepare Your Cleaning Solution: If a full wash is needed, prepare a solution of cold water and a small amount of UGG cleaner or a mild detergent recommended for leather products. It's vital to avoid hot water, which can shrink and damage the material.
  • Allow Boots to Air Out: Sometimes, simply letting your boots air out overnight can help loosen dirt and eliminate odours, making the cleaning process easier.

2. Washing

UGG boots should not be washed in a washing machine unless specified, as it can damage their construction and materials. Instead, opt for hand washing to ensure gentle care:

  • Cold Water: Always use cold water to prevent shrinking and damage to the sheepskin.
  • Specialised Cleaner: Use a cleaner designed for UGG boots, like the UGG Boots Shampoo and Conditioner. Apply the cleaner with a clean, damp sponge or cloth.
  • Gentle Scrubbing: Scrub the boots gently and evenly with the sponge. Focus on areas that are particularly dirty or stained.
  • Rinsing: Rinse the boots thoroughly under cold water to remove all soap residue.
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3. Drying

Drying your UGG boots correctly is critical to avoid damage:

  • Stuffing: After washing, stuff your boots with paper towels or a clean towel to help them keep their shape as they dry.
  • Air Dry: Let the boots air dry at room temperature away from direct heat sources like radiators or sunlight. This could take 48 hours or more, depending on the humidity and temperature.

4. Stain Removal

Stain removal from UGG boots requires specific techniques, especially for stubborn stains like watermarks, which are a common problem. Here's how to effectively remove such stains:

  • Using White Chalk: For freshwater stains, white chalk can be an effective remedy. Gently rub the chalk over the affected area and allow it to absorb the moisture overnight. The chalk helps draw out the moisture and stain from the sheepskin.
  • Brushing Off Chalk: The next day, use a soft brush to gently remove the chalk powder from the boots. This should lighten or remove the watermark. If the stain persists, you may need to repeat this process a couple of times.
  • Specialised UGG Cleaner: For more stubborn stains, use a cleaner specifically designed for UGG boots. Apply a small amount of the cleaner to a clean, damp cloth and gently work it into the stain in a circular motion. Allow it to sit for a few minutes before wiping it away with a damp cloth to remove both the cleaner and the stain.
  • Drying: After stain treatment, ensure that the boots are completely dry before further use. Air dries away from direct heat or sunlight.

5. Use our UGG Boots Repellent Spray for Protection

To significantly extend the lifespan of your UGG boots, applying a water and stain-repellent spray, such as the UGG Boots Repellent Spray from UGG Originals, is highly recommended. This spray is specially formulated to protect sheepskin boots from water, oil, and various residues. For best results, spray evenly over the surface of the boots and allow them to dry completely before wearing. Regular use of this spray as part of your footwear care routine can enhance the boots' resistance to elements, maintaining their appearance and quality over time. Always follow up with drying away from direct heat sources to ensure optimal protection and longevity.

6. General Tips

Avoid Washing Machines: Unless the care instructions specifically allow, never put your UGG boots in the washing machine as it can be too harsh for the delicate sheepskin.

  • Regular Care: Regular brushing and spot cleaning can prevent dirt buildup and make deeper cleaning easier and less frequent.
  • Professional Cleaning: For best results, especially for heavily soiled boots, consider professional cleaning as they have the right tools and expertise.

Keeping Your UGG Boots in Top Condition

By following the steps outlined for cleaning and caring for your UGG boots, you'll ensure they remain in excellent condition, offering comfort and style for many years to come. It's crucial to handle these boots gently and patiently, as the delicate materials they're made from require careful attention. Regular maintenance, including cleaning and the application of protective sprays, is key to their longevity.

Continuing to care for your UGG boots in this manner not only keeps them looking great but also makes them last longer, ensuring they're ready for any event. Properly looked after, UGG boots maintain their classic style and comfort, making your efforts truly worthwhile. This regular care prevents wear and tear, keeping the boots both stylish and practical. Plus, adhering to these care tips can save you money over time by reducing the need for frequent replacements.

In our previous articles, we've covered various methods for cleaning UGG boots. Keeping your UGGs clean is essential for maintaining their appearance and longevity. If you're interested in finding out more about how to keep your boots looking great for years, we have comprehensive guides that will help. To explore these articles and gain some valuable tips, simply click on the link below to view more:

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