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How To Remove Grease From Your Ugg Boots

Ugg boots are not only fabulous for keeping your feet beautifully warm and dry during cold weather, they look great too.  But accidents can happen, and it's infuriating if you splash fat or grease on your Uggs.  Luckily, you can easily remove greasy stains with a little care using everyday household items.  Read on to find out more.

What you'll need

  • talcum powder or powdered chalk
  • clean cloths
  • white vinegar
  • paper towel
  • newspaper or socks

How to remove grease from your Ugg boots

  1. The most important thing to do if you splash grease or anything oily on your boots is to treat them as soon as possible.  If the grease is allowed to soak into the leather, it will not only be harder to shift, it'll attract dirt and grime too.  The sooner you tackle the stain, the more successful you will be at removing it.  
  2. Use talcum powder or powdered chalk to dust the grease stain, and then leave the boots overnight.  During this time, the powder will draw the grease up and out of the material before soaking it up very effectively.  
  3. The next day, use a wet cloth and soak the remnants of the stain.  Leave it to soak for a couple of hours.  
  4. While the boot is still damp, apply a few drops of white vinegar to the stain.  Just blot the white vinegar onto the boot using a clean cloth; don't rub it in, or you could cause the stain to spread.  
  5. Allow the vinegar to work on the stain for a few minutes, and then use a paper towel to blot it up.  If the stain hasn't gone completely, repeat step #4.  
  6. Finally, stuff the boot with socks or pieces of scrunched-up newspaper until it assumes a normal shape.  This is important as the boot might sag or crease if you leave them damp without stuffing them.  
  7. Put the boot somewhere cool and dry for a day or two until it is completely dry.  Never place the boot out in the sun to dry as the heat will cause the leather to form wrinkles and it might even stretch, and the same applies for airing cupboards and very warm conservatories.

In conclusion

Don't despair if a stray splash of butter or cooking fat lands on your Ugg boots.  You can make them as good as new again by following the simple guidelines set out above.