How to Shine Boots?

Keeping your boots clean and polished isn't just important to keep them looking their best. Maintaining and caring for your boots regularly means they're ready for any occasion and will also last for longer. Depending on the type of material your boots are made of, you'll need to clean and polish your boots slightly differently. Here is some advice on how to make sure your boots will always look their best.

If you're looking to clean or polish your Timberland boots at home, then we'd recommend taking a look at our care guidelines to make sure you have the right products and equipment for your type of boots. For example, you'll need different products to clean suede boots compared to leather boots.

 

How to shine boots at home

To shine your boots at home, you'll need a few products and tools. These will be slightly different depending on the type of material your boots are made from. A clean cloth, a soft brush and an appropriate polish or cleaning product are all essential parts of an at-home kit.

If you're looking to clean or polish your Timberland boots at home, then we'd recommend taking a look at our care guidelines to make sure you have the right products and equipment for your type of boots. For example, you'll need different products to clean suede boots compared to leather boots.

 

How to get the best shine on your boots

To get the best shine on your boots, you need to complete three stages. Brushing, cleaning and polishing or protecting. You might also need to take extra care if there are stains, scratches or stubborn bits of dirt on your boots.

First, take a soft brush and remove any excess dirt from all over your boots. Next, take a cloth and some warm water and wipe your boots clean. There's no need to wash or scrub your boots, as this can cause further damage to the soft surface. Once clean, it's time to treat your boots. Using an appropriate product from our care guidelines, apply as instructed and clean with a sponge or applicator.

Once your boots are clean, you can polish them with specific products and a soft brush or applicator, before buffing them until they shine. Applying a protector after cleaning will also help them to stay shiny for longer.

 

How to polish leather boots

Depending on the type of leather your boots are made from, you'll need to use different products and techniques to polish them correctly. For example, suede and nubuck leather boots will need a different kit to waxed or oiled leather.

To make sure you've got the right product for your type of Timberland boots, you need to check our care guidelines. Once you have the right kit, you can brush, clean and protect your boots so they'll look shiny and last longer, even with everyday wear.

 

How to shine black boots

Black boots, particularly if they're made from patent leather, are difficult to shine perfectly. Depending on the type of material they're made from, you might need to get specialist products or equipment to ensure you can get the best shine possible.

First, you need to make sure your boots are clean by brushing off or wiping away any excess dirt with a soft brush or cloth. Then, you can treat your boots with an appropriate polish or protective product before buffing your boots to a perfect shine. Depending on their material, you may also want to protect your boots to keep them shinier for longer.