Problem-Solving – Cleaning Stains from Ugg Boots and Other Suede

I repeat this post almost every year when I pull out my Ugg Boots.

Cleaning Salt Stains from Ugg Boots

My Uggs Boots were stained by salt last year. I don’t know why I waited a whole year to clean them off, I suppose it is the classic, out of sight, out of mind syndrome. Thankfully, I do know a good way of cleaning them by applying shaving cream and rubbing with a soft cloth. Below you can see my progress. As I write, the boot I treated is sitting beside a heater vent drying. If there is any residue still left I will repeat the steps.


Dampen the entire boot so there is no line of demarcation when they dry. Apply the shaving cream and gently rub the soiled area with a soft cleaning cloth. Spread the shaving cream lightly around the entire boot with the cloth. No need for a heavy coat, just a light touch of the shaving cream will keep the color and texture of the boot uniform.


The boot on the right was previously treated. You can see the slightest bit of salt stain around arch of the boot, but all in all, unless someone was looking for the problem area, I don’t think it is very noticeable. Give this money saving tip a try. It certainly beats spending near $15.00 to have your boots professionally cleaned.

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4 thoughts on “Problem-Solving – Cleaning Stains from Ugg Boots and Other Suede

  1. Kathy,
    I never had read this anywhere before – so I learnt something new.
    Kathy, do you have any home treatment for stained or dirty carpets ?Please share if you do- do you think shaving cream would work there ?

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    1. I’ve used the same idea on carpets Susie. It works if the stain isn’t too bad. I have a stain from a potted plant container that will NEVER come up…the paint on the leg of the pot became wet and dyed the carpet with the stain. I’ve thought about cutting it away and finding a corner in the room that is hidden and try to piece in a swatch of carpet…we’ll see…sounds like a blog post doesn’t it. We are home now…Jamaica was lovely…airplane travel…as always customs a nightmare.

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      1. Kathy, thanks for the update. The Lord is magnificent. He kept you safe through Michael and customs and all other impediments in your trip. I am going to use shaving cream on my carpet to see what happens.

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