How to Make Homemade Waterproofing for Boots

by Amanda Johnson ; Updated September 28, 2017

Boots can be waterproofed.

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High quality boots can be quite expensive and should be considered an investment. External conditions decrease the lifespan of your boots. Water can cause boot material to deteriorate over time. Protecting your investment is easy with a waterproofing product. Regardless of your boots' material, your shoes can have a longer life. Fortunately, several options are available if you do not want to purchase a manufactured product. Making homemade waterproofing for your boots is easy.

Put equal parts of beeswax, tallow and neatsfoot oil in a pot. Gradually heat the pot until the ingredients are melted and combined. Rub the beeswax mixture on the boots with a clean cloth.

Use the beeswax in a different recipe if you do not have the correct ingredients. Put 4 oz. of beeswax, 4 oz. of resin and 1 pint of vegetable oil in a pot. Gradually heat the pot until the ingredients are melted and combined. Rub the beeswax mixture on the boots with a clean cloth.

Combine two parts of soybean oil with one part turpentine. Place the mixture in a spray bottle and spray on canvas boots.

Tips

  • Items such as beeswax, tallow, neatsfoot oil and resin can be purchased online.

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