Sunday, 12 February 2012

feb 11, 2012

this next task has been on my to do list for WEEKS.

we're deep in the heart of winter here in ottawa, which means lots of slush, snow and salt. my daily wear boots have really been suffering from that particular combination, as you can see from the shot i've included above.

a friend told me recently about a magic fix for dissolving and drawing out salt from leather - mix a solution of half vinegar and half water and use a soft cloth to wipe the leather. it pulls out the salt without being too tough on the boots.

looks like it works! :)

tip! i had the most success when i re-dipped the cloth into the solution often, so it was always pretty fresh and not all full of salt.


  1. I'd never heard that before, I'll have to remember it.

  2. I tried it. hard to tell what was just wet and what was salt coming out. But at least they're well-wiped and finally waterproofed. phew.