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Washing ugg boots......

(25 Posts)
chimchar Fri 14-Oct-11 19:02:20

I know this has been done before (have just been reading up on old threads)

I have some bailey button ones which are filthy. Dare I risk it? Any tips?

I'm scared!!!!

apple99 Fri 14-Oct-11 20:13:59

You can take them to most dry cleaners and they can clean them for you, it costs £20 in my local one. May be worth looking into rather than ruin them (not saying washing wouldn't work but I would be dubious of doing it).

chimchar Fri 14-Oct-11 20:23:19

thanks.... will check my local one.

lots of people have washed theirs so it seems on mn, but im nervous...can't affored to replace them, and they're not TOO bad...could use a wash, but not really desperate iykwim.

dexter73 Fri 14-Oct-11 20:24:30

I washed my dds black baileys after she wore them in the snow last year and got white lines all over them. They looked like new when they came out. I did them on a wool wash and did an extra spin. It is definitely worth doing if they are dirty.

dexter73 Fri 14-Oct-11 20:27:01

I then did my bearpaws after as I was so impressed!

chimchar Fri 14-Oct-11 20:30:23

great. tomorrows the day then. [yikes!]grin

dexter73 Fri 14-Oct-11 20:33:46

It will be fine - honest!!!

Littlepumpkinpie Fri 14-Oct-11 23:51:08

Use woollite or ecover wool washing detergent and do them on a wool cycle :0)

chimchar Sat 15-Oct-11 08:01:55

Wool cycle or would a hand wash cycle be better? Is it about temperature or movement iykwim?

Still scared!!!! Hahaha!

dexter73 Sat 15-Oct-11 10:09:49

I doubt it would make much difference tbh. Have you washed them yet?

PrimaBallerina Sat 15-Oct-11 14:10:44

Watching with interest. Are you talking about the sheepskin ones or the woolly ones?

Can you put sheepskin in a washing machine?

chimchar Sat 15-Oct-11 14:38:51

<creeps back in> errr. not done them yet! i'm scared i'll ruin them, and then be without them.

i'm taking suede ones prima....

plus i needed to wash the school uniforms before clogging up the machine!!! [excuse]

PrimaBallerina Sat 15-Oct-11 16:06:23

Make sure you update the thread with the result. I might give mine a go if yours are ok.

piprabbit Sat 15-Oct-11 16:10:08

When my DH bought me some Emu's, he also gave me a care kit. It has protective spray, cleaning spray and special sponge thingy.

I've just done my Emu's for the first time and am really impressed at how well they have come up. Now they are all clean and protected ready for the autumn.

wickedfairy Sun 16-Oct-11 13:40:36

I did my black suede ones in the washing machine a couple of days ago - 30 deg handwash prog, extra rinse, non-bio and fabric softener.

They came up lovely and they were totally scabby before they went in. Am pleased :-)

chimchar Sun 16-Oct-11 14:09:00

Ok. So I'll do them when the current washing load has finished.

If they fall apart you can all chip in for a new pair! winkgrin

dexter73 Sun 16-Oct-11 17:57:32

How did it go? Or are you too busy sobbing over the soggy remains of your Uggs? grin

thousandDenier Sun 16-Oct-11 18:00:15

I did mine, they came out fine but the blardy big grease stain didn't shift and now I fear it has set for good sad

NewChoos Sun 16-Oct-11 18:13:58

Ooh I've got some Emu's, will attempt!

chimchar Sun 16-Oct-11 18:54:37

Wellllllll. I did them.

They are soaking wet obviously, but have stuffed the toes with newspaper to shape them and have put them to dry. They look fine, and feel so soft and nice.

Will report back again tomorrow.

Stuck now as to what to wear around the house. I wear them with my jamas.

Might have to don some fluffy socks and dust off the old crocs!!! wink

Heavensmells Sun 16-Oct-11 19:42:58

I've done mine today too! Still wet so can't tell properly if they are ok. Seem fine and smell has 100 % improved! Can still see small grease stain in them where I dropped a bit if oil a few months ago but didn't expect that to come out tbh

Heavensmells Sun 16-Oct-11 19:43:35

On them even!

underactivethyroidmum Sun 16-Oct-11 20:14:52

I've done mine and they look ok but the toes and heel bit are slightly misshapen so I've stuffed the toes with paper and hung them on the round thing at the end of the banister on the stairs !!! Just praying they dry ok hmm

piprabbit Sun 16-Oct-11 20:27:44

Emus have removable insoles - it might be worth removing the insole (don't know if Uggs are the same) in order to speed the drying process.

chimchar Mon 17-Oct-11 07:39:03

looking good this morning...drying right out. the insides are still really damp, so will leve them off today.

had a sneaky try on a minute ago...they've tightened right up, which is fine.

i'm pleased so far!!!

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