How do I take care of my Dubarry boots?
Step 1: Remove dirt, mud, manure, salt water etc. with clean cold water using a brush if necessary to get rid of more stubborn grime.
Step 2: Apply Dubarry Footwear Cleaner all over and scrub with a brush to remove more ingrained dirt and other residues. Work this to get a generous lather and don’t be afraid to scrub the leather vigorously.
Step 3: Rinse excess cleaner and lather from the boots with clean cold water.
Step 4: Dry naturally; ideally air dry for 24 hours before any further treatment. Never use artificial heat or leave near an open fire or range.
Step 5: Spray Dubarry Footwear Protector all over, particularly to any suede or nubuck leather on your boots; apply several layers, allowing absorption of each layer, before applying the next. This step is best completed outside.
Step 6: Leave your boots to dry naturally for 2-3 hours.
Step 7: Apply Dubarry Leather Cream sparingly to the smooth leather only, rubbing in gently with a clean, soft cloth or brush, paying particular attention to the flex area, that bends as you walk.
Extra protection: Repeated wetting and drying can eventually cause leather to crack. Like human skin these natural leathers require regular moisturising. Dubarry Leather Cream, the most important of all our care products, contains tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, emu oil, beeswax and lanolin to help protect, preserve and soften the leather while enhancing the water repellent properties.
Note: Leather Cream is for use on smooth leathers only and NOT on suede or nubuck leather. The Leather Cream will often cause lighter coloured leathers to darken in colour.