Hunter Wellies rain boots are legendary rain gear worn by both Socialites and fashionistas on a budget.
While American businessman Henry Lee Norris manufactured the first pair of rubber Wellington boots in Scotland in 1956, he did not include an instruction manual, however on ” how to clean hunter wellies.”
And if you own a pair of Hunter Wellies, you’ll want to keep them in top shape and clean from one season to the next. There’s no need to panic if your Wellington boots become dirty.
Use the following tips to give your Wellies some TLC during the upcoming rainy season.
- Wipe and dry your Hunter Wellies after each wearing. Wash your Wellington boots using a capful of liquid detergent and lukewarm water. If your Wellington Boots have zipper the teeth like the Balmoral Sovereigns, you should keep the zippers clean and free from dirt.
- Store your Hunter Wellies in a dry and cool place to prevent mildew growth and odors. Avoid storing your rain boots in direct sunlight or near a warm stove or radiator. Exposure to high heat and sunlight can shorten the life span of the rubber and cause the material to dry and crack. Do not fold your Wellington boots before you store them; this too can cause cracking and tearing in your Wellingtons.
- If white marks appear on your Wellington boots in hot weather, there is no need to throw away your Hunter Wellies. In humid or hot weather, white marks may appear on your rain boots. These white marks are not a defect, but a release of a protective wax coating known as “blooming”. Every Hunter Wellington boot is made from 100% natural ingredients and small amounts of wax are included in the rubber compound when the Wellington boots are created. If white marks appear on your boots, you can wipe this blooming clean with a warm damp cloth and McNett UV Tech Protectant & Rejuvenator.
You might not feel like singing in the rain, but a pair of wellies might keep you dancing in a downpour.Whether you are a fab fashionista or a fashion newbie these three steps on how to clean your Hunter Wellies will help extend the life of your glorious and glamorous Wellington boots.