How do you waterproof boots?


Quick Answer

There are a variety of products and methods to waterproof boots, but one simple method requires rubbing pure beeswax on slightly warmed boots and removing the excess. This method uses one ingredient and takes approximately one hour to complete.

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  1. Warm the boots

    Let your boots get warm by placing them near a heat source. You should still be able to touch the boots without getting burned. If it is sunny outside, let the boots sit out in the sun for approximately 30 minutes.

  2. Prepare the beeswax

    Make sure that the beeswax is at room temperature so that it is easy to spread on the leather. If you cannot find pure beeswax, go to your local hardware store to find a toilet wax ring made of beeswax.

  3. Rub the boots

    Use a soft cloth to apply a small amount of beeswax to one boot. Rub the wax into the leather using gentle, circular motions. Focus on the areas where there are seams or imperfections in the leather. Use a clean, soft cloth to wipe any excess wax off the boot. Let the boot sit in a warm area while you work on the other boot, and allow the boots to warm up again for another 30 minutes.

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