How Do You Clean Timberlands?

To clean Timberland suede boots, brush off dirt from the surface and the soles. Blot any wet stains, and apply a water-based suede cleaner all over the shoe. Allow the boots to dry, brush up the nap, then use a suede eraser to remove any remaining stains.

  1. Remove the laces

    Remove the laces from the Timberland boots, and wash them in a washing machine or by hand.

  2. Remove surface dirt from the boots

    Use a soft-bristled brush to brush off any surface dirt. Scrub the soles clean with toothbrush and a little dish detergent, then wipe off the excess soap with a damp cloth.

  3. Blot wet stains

    Blot any wet, fresh stains with a paper towel, being careful not to spread the stain.

  4. Apply a suede cleaner

    Apply a store-bought, water-based suede cleaner with a dry cloth. Apply all over the shoe to avoid shade variances when it dries. If you don't have a store-bought cleaner, use a small amount of white vinegar as an alternative.

  5. Dry the boots

    Let the boots dry completely. Stuff the boots with newspaper to help keep their shape as they dry.

  6. Use a dry suede eraser on the boots

    Brush up the nap of the Timberland boots with the soft-bristled brush, then use a suede eraser to rub out any remaining dried stains. Brush the nap back down, and re-lace the boots when the laces dry.