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Renewbuck™ Suede and Nubuck Cleaner

This water-based cleaner targets tough stains.

Use On: Suede, nubuck, and canvas
Not For Use On: Waxed and oiled leathers

Our water-based Renewbuck™ foam cleaner targets tough stains. Whether it's rock salt, grass, mud or ketchup, we're helping you to keep your footwear looking as good as new.

Use On: Suede, nubuck, and canvas
Not For Use On: Waxed and oiled leathers

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HOW-TO

HOW TO USE Renewbuck™ Suede and Nubuck Cleaner

  • Test on a small inconspicuous area before applying the full application, as some colors may darken.
  • Gently remove all surface dirt using a suede brush.
  • Apply foam to a clean, dry cloth and work into the entire shoe; do not spot clean, as it may cause slight shade variances.
  • Use a clean dry cloth to absorb and soak up the dirt.
  • Use our Rubber Sole Brush to restore the nap.
  • FOR BEST RESULTS: Treat stains and dirt immediately. Dried and set-in stains will be harder to remove. Remember to use Balm Proofer™ All-Purpose Protector for added protection against weather and stains.

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MATERIALS

USE ON: SUEDE

Leather that’s been buffed or sanded on the inside of the hide to create a super-soft (napped) finish. It’s a bit more porous and less resistant to stains and scuffs, so treating suede with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector and cleaning with Renewbuck™ cleaner is advised.

USE ON: NUBUCK

A full-grain leather that’s been sanded or buffed on the outside of the hide to create a velvety handfeel. Though tougher than suede, nubuck should also be treated with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector and cleaned with Renewbuck™ cleaner and the Dry Cleaning Kit.

USE ON: CANVAS

Canvas, whether made from cotton, linen or other natural fabrics, is a strong cloth that takes well to water-repelling treatments. This fabric can be treated with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector to add water repellency and protect from stains, brushed with the Dry Cleaning Kit to remove dirt; and be treated with Waximum™ waxed leather protector for further water resistance.

NOT FOR USE ON: Waxed leathers

Leather that’s been waxed has a unique finish, as the wax both infuses the material and spreads out on the surface. Waximum™ waxed leather protector is a no-brainer for your waxed leather footwear and jackets, but start with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector for more protection.

NOT FOR USE ON: Oiled leathers

When leathers have been rubbed and infused with oil, it makes them stronger, more flexible and less susceptible to cracking. Waximum™ waxed leather protector and Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector are the perfect protectors for oiled leathers.

REVIEWS

Manny Crestline, CA

This is a must-have for all my shoes, my slipons and my boots. I need to have this along with the Balm Proofer™ protector.

Pooh the Bear Brooklyn, NY

As soon as it arrived, I had to try it out on my watermarked and scuffed wheat Timbs. I followed the directions and now they look fresh and clean. I was amazed the water marks came out. This is an awesome product.

Ingride Laredo, TX

I used it on my classic yellow boots and now they look as new!! Totally works :)

Jibo Irvington, NJ

After using the spray, it makes my boots look brand-new again!

Footwear Dry Cleaning Kit

The easiest way to remove dirt and erase stains.

Use On: Suede, nubuck and canvas footwear
Not For Use On: Oiled and waxed leathers

Our footwear is designed to get dirty. That's why we created our Dry Cleaning Kit, which includes a nylon brush and cleaner bar to safely remove dried dirt and erase stains.

Use On: Suede, nubuck and canvas footwear
Not For Use On: Oiled and waxed leathers

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HOW-TO

HOW TO USE THE Footwear Dry Cleaning Kit

  • Test on a small inconspicuous area prior to full use.
  • Use the brush to remove loose or dried dirt.
  • Rub the cleaner bar lightly back and forth over the affected area.
  • Use the brush to remove the residue and raise the nap.

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MATERIALS

USE ON: SUEDE

Leather that’s been buffed or sanded on the inside of the hide to create a super-soft (napped) finish. It’s a bit more porous and less resistant to stains and scuffs, so treating suede with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector and cleaning with Renewbuck™ cleaner is advised.

USE ON: NUBUCK

A full-grain leather that’s been sanded or buffed on the outside of the hide to create a velvety handfeel. Though tougher than suede, nubuck should also be treated with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector and cleaned with Renewbuck™ cleaner and the Dry Cleaning Kit.

USE ON: CANVAS

Canvas, whether made from cotton, linen or other natural fabrics, is a strong cloth that takes well to water-repelling treatments. This fabric can be treated with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector to add water repellency and protect from stains, brushed with the Dry Cleaning Kit to remove dirt; and be treated with Waximum™ waxed leather protector for further water resistance.

NOT FOR USE ON: Waxed leathers

Leather that’s been waxed has a unique finish, as the wax both infuses the material and spreads out on the surface. Waximum™ waxed leather protector is a no-brainer for your waxed leather footwear and jackets, but start with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector for more protection.

NOT FOR USE ON: Oiled leathers

When leathers have been rubbed and infused with oil, it makes them stronger, more flexible and less susceptible to cracking. Waximum™ waxed leather protector and Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector are the perfect protectors for oiled leathers.

REVIEWS

Tom Brooklyn, NY

Works great to take out small marks, plus I love that it brings back the nap on my Timberlands.

JR NY, NY

Needed this to clean my boots. Does the job and is small enough that I can carry it around with me in case I get a scuff in public. Shipping was very fast. Would buy again if needed.

CW Boston, MA

I had an old pair of Timbs that I couldn't find in the store or online but I refused to get rid of them because they were so comfortable, so I tried this cleaning kit and they look great again.

Olive Oil Vienna, VA

I bought this to clean up black scuff marks and dirt. The rubber eraser thing was easy to use and erased all the dark marks and made the shoes looks good as new.

Rubber Sole Brush

Remove dirt and erase stains in style.

Use On: Suede, nubuck and canvas footwear
Not For Use On: Oiled and waxed leathers

This brush erases stains and removes dirt from suede, nubuck, leather and canvas. One side features a gum rubber eraser and the other a nylon bristle brush, all molded in the shape of a Timberland® boot outsole.

Use On: Suede, nubuck and canvas footwear
Not For Use On: Oiled and waxed leathers

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HOW-TO

HOW TO USE THE Rubber Sole Brush

  • Use the brush side to remove loose dirt or dried mud.
  • Then use the gum rubber side to erase stubborn dirt and stains.
  • Finally, use the brush side to raise the nap.

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MATERIALS

USE ON: SUEDE

Leather that’s been buffed or sanded on the inside of the hide to create a super-soft (napped) finish. It’s a bit more porous and less resistant to stains and scuffs, so treating suede with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector and cleaning with Renewbuck™ cleaner is advised.

USE ON: NUBUCK

A full-grain leather that’s been sanded or buffed on the outside of the hide to create a velvety handfeel. Though tougher than suede, nubuck should also be treated with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector and cleaned with Renewbuck™ cleaner and the Dry Cleaning Kit.

USE ON: CANVAS

Canvas, whether made from cotton, linen or other natural fabrics, is a strong cloth that takes well to water-repelling treatments. This fabric can be treated with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector to add water repellency and protect from stains, brushed with the Dry Cleaning Kit to remove dirt; and be treated with Waximum™ waxed leather protector for further water resistance.

NOT FOR USE ON: Waxed leathers

Leather that’s been waxed has a unique finish, as the wax both infuses the material and spreads out on the surface. Waximum™ waxed leather protector is a no-brainer for your waxed leather footwear and jackets, but start with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector for more protection.

NOT FOR USE ON: Oiled leathers

When leathers have been rubbed and infused with oil, it makes them stronger, more flexible and less susceptible to cracking. Waximum™ waxed leather protector and Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector are the perfect protectors for oiled leathers.

REVIEWS

Chrishpy San Diego

I use this brush every time I wear my nubuck Timbs. It really helps them staying crispy fresh. Thanks Timberland for another amazing product.

Albert St. Louis, MO

Great product for cleaning boots & removing any dirt or other blemishes.

Pooh the Bear Brooklyn, NY

I thought this was an ordinary brush but it is an eraser as well. And easy to put in your pocket in case of a scuff!

Elvakar Vienna, VA

Very useful item for nubuck leather. This brush erases stains and removes dirt from suede, nubuck, leather and canvas very well. Smart design. I recommend this brush.

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Waximum™ Waxed Leather Protector

Protects. Softens. Keeps leather breathable.

Use On: Oiled, waxed, smooth, or pebbled leathers; also canvas, rubber, and synthetic fabrics
Not For Use On: Suede or nubuck leathers

Our Waximum™ waxed leather protector is an easy-to-apply waterproof treatment designed to soften and protect without compromising breathability.

Use On: Oiled & waxed leathers, smooth & pebbled leathers, canvas, rubber, synthetic fabrics
Not For Use On: Suede or nubuck leathers

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HOW-TO

HOW TO USE Waximum™ Waxed Leather Protector

  • Test on a small area before full application.
  • Apply product to clean, dry leather.
  • Using a clean cloth, work product well into leather to restore lost oils.
  • Do not buff.

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MATERIALS

USE ON: Waxed leathers

Leather that’s been waxed has a unique finish, as the wax both infuses the material and spreads out on the surface. Waximum™ waxed leather protector is a no-brainer for your waxed leather footwear and jackets, but start with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector for more protection.

USE ON: Oiled leathers

When leathers have been rubbed and infused with oil, it makes them stronger, more flexible and less susceptible to cracking. Waximum™ waxed leather protector and Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector are the perfect protectors for oiled leathers.

USE ON: Smooth leathers

These high-quality leathers have a polished look and feel, with a very subtle shine. As smooth leathers could be more susceptible to scratches, it’s important to protect and resist stains by using Waximum™ waxed leather protector and Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector.

USE ON: Pebbled leathers

Pebbled leathers are durable, wearing well over time due to their embossed, textured finish. Waximum™ waxed leather protector and Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector are the perfect protectors for pebbled leathers.

USE ON: CANVAS

Canvas, whether made from cotton, linen or other natural fabrics, is a strong cloth that takes well to water-repelling treatments. This fabric can be treated with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector to add water repellency and protect from stains, brushed with the Dry Cleaning Kit to remove dirt; and be treated with Waximum™ waxed leather protector for further water resistance.

USE ON: Nylon & Polyester

Whether natural or synthetic, many Timberland® outerwear items use these materials. These fabrics can all be treated with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector to add water repellency and protect from stains, brushed with the Dry Cleaning Kit to remove dirt; and be treated with Waximum™ waxed leather protector for further water resistance.

NOT FOR USE ON: SUEDE

Leather that’s been buffed or sanded on the inside of the hide to create a super-soft (napped) finish. It’s a bit more porous and less resistant to stains and scuffs, so treating suede with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector and cleaning with Renewbuck™ cleaner is advised.

NOT FOR USE ON: NUBUCK

A full-grain leather that’s been sanded or buffed on the outside of the hide to create a velvety handfeel. Though tougher than suede, nubuck should also be treated with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector and cleaned with Renewbuck™ cleaner and the Dry Cleaning Kit.

REVIEWS

Grand
Canyon-Bound
Sebastian, FL

Before putting on a pair of new work or hiking boots, I always start by applying Waximum. My work boots are worn 7 days a week and last 10 to 12 months. Of course, it helps to buy quality Timberland boots too.

Troy Merrillville, Indiana

This is the best conditioner and all-around product that you could buy. Bottom line, if you don't even have a pair of Timberlands you could use this product to condition and restore any pair of shoes or boots. Happy with the product and will buy again.

Niki SC

This wax will bring your shoes back to life. I love it.

Mike D Brooklyn

Best way to refresh a pair of leather boots or shoes. I bought this for my girlfriend to buff out a scratch on her boots and ended up doing all of mine as well and they all look brand new.

Balm Proofer™ XL All Purpose Protector

Defy stains with this waterproofing protector.

Use On: Most fabrics and leathers including cotton, polyester, canvas, leather, suede, nubuck and nylon
Not for use on:Fabrics and leathers labeled “Dry Clean Only”

Our water-based Balm Proofer™ XL All Purpose Protector restores water and stain repellency to waterproof footwear and apparel, and protects against stains caused by salt and oil.

Use On: Most fabrics and leathers including cotton, polyester, canvas, leather, suede, nubuck and nylon
Not for use on:Fabrics and leathers labeled “Dry Clean Only”

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HOW-TO

HOW TO USE Balm Proofer™ XL All Purpose Protector

  • Test on a small inconspicuous area before applying the full application, as some colors may darken.
  • Surface must be clean and dry before application.
  • After 1-2 minutes, gently wipe entire surface with a clean, damp cloth to remove any excess liquid and prevent drips from spotting.
  • Allow products to air dry completely at room temperature. Apparel and accessories can be tumbled dry in accordance with care instructions.
  • Gently brush suede and nubuck products with our Rubber Sole Brush to restore the color and raise the nap.
  • Re-apply product at first signs of diminished repellence.

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MATERIALS

USE ON: SUEDE

Leather that’s been buffed or sanded on the inside of the hide to create a super-soft (napped) finish. It’s a bit more porous and less resistant to stains and scuffs, so treating suede with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector and cleaning with Renewbuck™ cleaner is advised.

USE ON: NUBUCK

A full-grain leather that’s been sanded or buffed on the outside of the hide to create a velvety handfeel. Though tougher than suede, nubuck should also be treated with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector and cleaned with Renewbuck™ cleaner and the Dry Cleaning Kit.

USE ON: Waxed leathers

Leather that’s been waxed has a unique finish, as the wax both infuses the material and spreads out on the surface. Waximum™ waxed leather protector is a no-brainer for your waxed leather footwear and jackets, but start with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector for more protection.

USE ON: Oiled leathers

When leathers have been rubbed and infused with oil, it makes them stronger, more flexible and less susceptible to cracking. Waximum™ waxed leather protector and Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector are the perfect protectors for oiled leathers.

USE ON: Smooth leathers

These high-quality leathers have a polished look and feel, with a very subtle shine. As smooth leathers could be more susceptible to scratches, it’s important to protect and resist stains by using Waximum™ waxed leather protector and Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector.

USE ON: Pebbled leathers

Pebbled leathers are durable, wearing well over time due to their embossed, textured finish. Waximum™ waxed leather protector and Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector are the perfect protectors for pebbled leathers.

USE ON: CANVAS

Canvas, whether made from cotton, linen or other natural fabrics, is a strong cloth that takes well to water-repelling treatments. This fabric can be treated with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector to add water repellency and protect from stains, brushed with the Dry Cleaning Kit to remove dirt; and be treated with Waximum™ waxed leather protector for further water resistance.

USE ON: Nylon & Polyester

Whether natural or synthetic, many Timberland® outerwear items use these materials. These fabrics can all be treated with Balm Proofer™ all-purpose protector to add water repellency and protect from stains, brushed with the Dry Cleaning Kit to remove dirt; and be treated with Waximum™ waxed leather protector for further water resistance.

REVIEWS

S Chicago, IL

Excellent product - have used for years and will continue to do so.

Vicky Kazan, Russia

Both I and my husband have Timbs and use this to keep them looking nice! Love it!

Trey PA

Keeps the boots from getting rain warped like all my other non-treated pairs. This is a must buy when you get new boots!

Willy from milli Vermillion, SD

I used this to clean my shoes because I don't like to go out with my shoes dirty. It's convenient to apply and it dries in less than 5 min, so you don't have to wait for it to dry or be afraid of being late. Perfect!

FAQ

What is the expiration date on Timberland® product care products?

The Timberland® product care collection is not subject to an expiration date. These products will remain in their original state for well over five years if kept in stable conditions where there aren’t extreme temperature changes.

Can the Balm Proofer™ All-Purpose Protector be used on footwear with a Gore-Tex® membrane?

Yes.

How often do I need to apply product care to my footwear / apparel?

Balm Proofer™ All-Purpose Protector should be applied on the day of purchase. After that, the frequency of cleaning and protecting is entirely at the wearer’s discretion. The more you wear it, the more you need to protect and clean it. For everyday use, we recommend cleaning and protecting once a week and more often as necessary.

Can we use Balm Proofer™ All-Purpose Protector on suede leather?

Yes. However, allow the product time to dry. Also, note that it may darken the appearance of lighter suede leathers.

Will Balm Proofer™ All-Purpose Protector stain or discolor my footwear?

If used correctly, no staining or discoloration should occur. In rare cases, darkening may occur. You can decide to test on a small area first.

Can I reverse the effects of the Balm Proofer™ All-Purpose Protector darkening my footwear by using water and mild soap?

Reversing these effects is difficult. One thing that may help is brushing with a wire brush, particularly if it’s nubuck leather.

Does proofing the product reduce the breathability?

Proofing the leather should not affect the breathability of the leather.

How “environmentally conscious” are Timberland® product care products?

Timberland® Product Care has been developed with the environment in mind:

  • Low VOCs – VOCs are chemicals that pollute the atmosphere.
  • No Phosphates – a common ingredient in cleansers that can harm rivers, streams and other bodies of fresh water.
  • Water-based – All protectors, conditioners, cleaners and creams are water based, making them more environmentally conscious and worker friendly than solvent-based products.
  • No PVC – our packaging, labels, inks and containers are made without PVC, a plastic commonly used in manufacturing that has been linked to human and environmental health concerns.
  • REACH Compliant – REACH is an EU regulatory system for chemicals. Our product care contains no SVHCs. All Timberland® product care packaging is recyclable.

How can you remove blood/water stains from a smooth leather shoe?

Removing blood stains from leather can be tricky. The first line of defense against blood stains is properly protecting the leather with Balm Proofer™ All-Purpose Protector or Waximum™ Waxed Leather Protector. Water stains can also be removed with a mixture of diluted vinegar and Renewbuck™ cleaner. After cleaning, use Balm Proofer™ All-Purpose protector.

If you overtreat a jacket with wax, how can you dry it out?

Using too much wax can leave a jacket feeling sticky. If this happens, we recommend using a soft cloth to remove the excess wax.

What’s the best place to store cleaning products?

Store product care in stable conditions – a place that doesn’t have a huge variance in temperature. Inside your house somewhere should be fine.

I see the term “AOX” a lot around product care/cleaning products. What is it, and why doesn’t Timberland use it in its cleaning products?

AOX (adsorbable organic halides) consist of a collection of organic compounds used in bleaching and cleaning. The reason these compounds pose a potential concern is because they resist breaking down in our environment. Some of the molecules are toxic at high concentrations, and can accumulate in the food chain through aquatic organisms. Therefore, we wanted to be sure that our product is AOX-free.

How do I clean and then protect against getting the blue jean ring around my boots?

In a few cases, this stubborn stain has been successfully removed using the Renewbuck™ cleaner, along with the dry cleaning kit. Using the cleaner softens the finish, and then you can use the eraser bar to work through the stain. Of course the biggest preventative is using Balm Proofer™ All-Purpose Protector as an initial protective barrier. Using the protector helps keep stains off AND helps with cleaning, if you get it before the stain’s really set in.

How do you keep your leather footwear soft and supple?

Waximum™ Waxed Leather Protector is the star of the show here: This product softens leathers and also maintains the breathability of the material. Note that this is not for use on suede and nubuck leathers.

How hard can I press and use the eraser bar in the dry cleaning kit?

To get deep stains like ink off the finished suede, you may need to work the eraser bar aggressively - but this may dull or damage the finish. One way to increase the effectiveness of the eraser bar is to add water to the bar and then use on the stains. Using the brush in the end is important in bringing the nap back.

How do I get an oil stain out of my boots?

Oil stain removal is very difficult. One thing that may help is brushing with a wire brush, particularly if it’s nubuck leather.

Can I polish my footwear?

Yes – most polishes will work with Timberland® leather footwear.

How do I restore my boots that have faded over the years?

For leather, Waximum™ Waxed Leather Protector is designed to restore oils. For other materials, fading is a normal reaction to general wear, tear, and exposure to the sun.

Can I use a blow dryer after applying balm proofer?

Yes. A blow dryer will help the product bind to the material, creating a strong barrier to protect from oil and water stains.

What cleaning products can I use on a canvas shoe?

Renewbuck™ cleaner, the Dry Cleaning Kit, and Balm Proofer™ All-Purpose Protector can all be safely used on canvas footwear.

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Footwear Dry Cleaning Kit

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Waximum Waxed Leather Protector

Waximum™ Waxed Leather Protector

Balm Proofer XL All Purpose Protector

Balm Proofer XL All Purpose Protector