How to Clean Rubber Rain Boots Inside and Out

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Rain boots play a role in keeping your kids' feet dry consistently.

Although children have an instinctive desire to jump into puddles and mud, rain boots are a precaution to keep children away from filth. On the other hand, it is important for parents to be worried about how to clean rainboots because when rain boots get sticky and muddy, parents want to know how to thoroughly rinse them.

First and foremost, we need to be more aware of the materials that rain boots are composed of. The majority of rain boots are made of PVC or rubber, both of which are capable of providing waterproof protection. When compared to rubber, PVCs are lighter, more glossy, and less expensive. Rubber rain boots, on the other hand, are more robust, elastic, and shiny than PVC rain boots. As a consequence, both materials are fairly dependable when it comes to rain boots that are both waterproof and comfortable.

How to Clean the Outside 

If the muck has dried, brush it away using a medium bristle brush. Pay special attention to the treads on the bottoms of the shoes. To clean the muck from the treads, you may need to use a smaller brush, such as an old toothbrush. When the boot is totally clean, just wipe it down with an old towel bathed in warm water.

Mix one teaspoon of dish detergent with two cups of warm water to remove heavy dirt or winter salt. Clean the boots from top to bottom using a towel dipped in the solution. Finally, use simple water and a clean cloth to wipe down the boots.

Allow the boots to air dry away from direct heat sources such as heaters or direct sunshine.


Don't Forget the Inside.

The lining or inside sole of our boots might become filthy and unpleasant. The interior of the boots may become a breeding ground for odor-causing germs if they are not cleaned.

Mix one teaspoon of liquid heavy-duty laundry detergent with enough enzymes to break away dirt (like Tide) and two cups of warm water to clean the interior. Wipe off the whole interior of the boot with a clean cloth soaked in the solution. Rinse away the detergent solution with a second clean towel dipped in plain warm water.

As an added precaution to prevent the growth of bacteria, mix a 50/50 percent solution of distilled white vinegar and water. Place the vinegar mixture in a spray bottle and lightly mist the inside of the boots. Allow the boots to air dry away from direct heat and sunlight.

If you have been wearing the boots in contaminated floodwaters, the inside should be disinfected with a solution of pine oil or phenolic (Lysol) disinfectant and clean water. Mix according to directions and scrub inside and out with a soft-bristled brush. Allow the boots to air dry.

Can you put your rain boots into the washing machine?

It is absolutely true that rain boots may be washed in a washing machine with your favourite detergent. It's reasonable to assume that your rain boots are waterproof. However, like with other dresses, shrinking may occur because, while the rubber layer is resistant to heavy rain, the inside cotton fabric may collect water. The sensory experience of wearing rain boots will vary in a long-term circumstance like that.