Caring for leather shoes in winter
• Caring for leather shoes in winter
Caring for leather shoes in winter becomes many times more difficult. Sleet, snow, road salt, low temperature - is not the best way affects the state of shoes and boots. Many resort to expensive means to maintain a presentable appearance of shoes, but actually as effective may be the use of available tools. The main thing is to pay attention to daily cleaning and observe basic rules of care.
Perhaps the only indispensable a purchased facility, - water-repellent spray. They need to regularly handle the shoes in the cold and rainy season. Melted snow as rain may wet shoes, so that in winter this treatment is no less relevant than in the fall.
If possible, it is better to get two pairs of casual shoes. You need to complete drying of at least 24 hours. Using the same shoes or boots every day, such a period of time, you simply will not.
wet shoes is important to dry properly. The main rule - not to put it near a radiator or heater. If possible, dry, put on a wooden or plastic block. So the skin is not deformed, and the dry, repeating the shape of the foot.
Plastic pads for drying shoes.
To get rid of cracks on the shoes, you can use several improvised. One of the easiest - beeswax. Apply with a cloth on a clean boot, leave to dry for 7-10 minutes. Then remove the excess with a soft cloth, and paint on top of paint for shoes.
Yet another tool that will give shine battered shoes - olive oil. Apply a small amount of oil cloth, rub into a clean surface as long as the oil is absorbed. As a result, your shoes will remain dry and will not be visible streaks, scratches, too, will disappear.
If the shoe patent, the scratches on her appear much more often, but also get rid of them will be easy. You can use the nail polish in the same color as the shoes, or a transparent substrate. Initially degrease place where there annoying scratch with a weak aqueous solution of the detergent for tableware. Then - apply the varnish, let dry thoroughly.
If the skin formed a hole, it is possible to seal the inside of superglue. Apply gently with a toothpick on the inside of the shoe from the front is the place to be to hold a clean cloth, the adhesive has not flowed out. For drying two minutes is sufficient, the skin layers that are glued together, thus firmly pressed against each other. When everything is ready, paint the paint for shoes the affected area.
In winter footwear is suffering not only from the rain but from the salt, which is sprinkled on the road utilities. White stains are not only detracts from the appearance, but also corrosive to the skin. To remove from the surface of the shoe, this harmful material, apply an ordinary toothpaste cloth in a circular motion to the damaged area, and then rub shoe brush over the entire surface of the shoe. Wait a few minutes and wash with a soft cloth. If necessary, rinse under running water.
Toothpaste will help remove various scratches and dirt and patent shoes. This improvised cleaning agent does not hurt shoes, but to clean off small stains that spoil the appearance.