No matter how simple they look, Ugg boots are probably one of the most favored shoes during winter. These suede shoes are comfortable, warm and can go along with any types of weather – even summer!
And in uncontrollable situations where you need to walk in mud or snow, these fashionable shoes are tough enough for the task.
Well let’s face it, no matter how durable UGG boots are and no matter how careful you are when it comes to taking care of them, they will still become covered in different kinds of stains.
After all, they are shoes, and shoes are made for walking.
Probably one of the toughest enemies your UGG boots will face is the grease stain. This type of stain will leave a mark on your favorite pairs if not handled properly.
So if you are looking for a way on how to effectively remove grease stains from your lovely UGG boots, this article is for you.
How to get grease stains out of UGG boots?
Since grease is a thick and oily substance, you can either remove it by using chalk, powder or white vinegar. But whichever method you prefer, you have to remove grease stains as quickly as you can so that the grease won’t stick too hard on the suede material of your boots. For the final touch, brush them with a suede brush to retain the quality of its nap.
How to get grease stains out of your UGGs- The proper way
Baby powder or talcum powder – one of the reasons why people use powder on their oily face is because powder absorbs oil on any surface you apply it to.
This holds true also for UGG boots. You can use baby powder (Johnson’s brand will do) or talcum powder.
But before you do this, you have to remove the excess oil by using a paper towel.
Then with a generous amount, cover the grease stain with your preferred powder and let is sit for a day or so.
After that, brush off the powder using a suede brush. Repeat the process multiple times if necessary until the grease stain is gone.
Chalk – you may find it odd to see chalk on the list, but when it comes to removing sticky grease stains, chalks can do the trick too.
When you use chalk, you’ll notice that it’s a bit dusty and powdery which is why it can be used as a grease remover.
Use white chalk and apply it to the affected area. Let the chalk absorb the grease overnight.
When you wake up in the morning, get a paintbrush to brush off the chalk powder.
By then, you will see that most of the grease is already gone. If you don’t have chalk, you can alternatively use cornstarch.
White vinegar – if all the above methods don’t work, you can try white vinegar.
Just mix a cup of water and white vinegar in a large bowl. Then using a sponge, dampen it with the vinegar mixture to gently smear onto the stained area.
Do not rub the sponge. This will only cause the grease to spread further. If the sponge becomes too dried up, you can re-wet it and repeat the process if necessary.
Since this process involves more liquid compared to the powder and chalk method, you may want to stuff your lovely boots with paper towels to ensure their shape remains the same.
Finish the procedure by brushing with a suede brush.
Can I remove an old grease stain?
For an old grease stain that has been there for a long time you may still have the chance to get rid of it.
But I’m telling you, you will need a lot of effort to do so.
The things you need are simple: you will need a powder (baby powder or talcum) and the help of a spot eraser.
Let the powder sit on your boots for a couple of hours or days. Then brush it off before applying the spot corrector.
What are UGG boots made of?
Ugg boots are made of shearling (skin from a shorn sheep), that is why they’re called sheepskin boots.
Is there a product to protect UGGs from getting stained?
Fortunately yes! Prevention is better than cure so an ‘Ugg Protector’ is the best way to prevent stains from getting into your delicate suede. You can buy it directly from the official UGG website.
The history of UGG boots
You may wonder why they’re called ‘UGG’ boots. UGGs is a short word for ugly. Ironically, even though people love these fashionably-cozy boots, Australian people call them ugly boots.
Even though UGG boots are mostly worn by women, they were originally considered a guys shoe.
A group of Australian men who were surfers first introduced the UGGs in the 70s.
Not long after, women saw it as a fashionable shoe to wait and soon outnumbered men in wearing the UGGs.
UGGs have fleece inside and this is why they are so comfortable and warm.
Even though they’re called ugly boots, these shoes are always in demand because they are suitable for any kind of outfit.
And surprisingly, the most popular designs are sold out within just a few minutes (especially during the holiday season).
When using powder to remove grease stains on UGGs, make sure to apply a sufficient amount so to fully absorb the oil on the surface of the suede material.
When brushing the cleaning material off your boots, ensure to do it in one direction only. This will help retain the fabric’s nap and quality.
In addition, never dry your UGGs with the use of a heat source. The heat will only trap the oil, causing the grease stain to cling even more.