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By Jenny

My Laundry Question

I bought a pair of boots that are made of "manmade material" and I mistakenly sprayed them with a rain and stain protector, however this left "drip stains" and was told by a shoe repair place that I should not have sprayed them as they were not leather but did not offer any solutions on how to get these drip stains off. Any suggestions?

Thanks so much

Jenny

Share a Little Background Info

Sprayed rain and stain protector spray on boots, but apparently should not have, and because they are not leather the spray dripped and left drip marks and cannot wipe them off, looking for suggestions on how to remove the stain.

Lessons Learned

  • Don't spray protective spray on non-leather boots!

Fabric Content of Item (if appropriate)

just says "manmade material" but looks and feels like leather

Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com Laundry & Laundry Rooms, says:

Most spray-on stain repellents are not very permanent and must be reapplied. That's good for you because you can jump-start the process by wiping them down with some hot water and a strong dish detergent liquid and a soft cloth. Follow each cleaning with a wipe-down with clear water and a clean cloth. It may take several sessions to remove all of the drips but you should be able to get the boots looking better.

Good luck!

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