How to Get Grease Out of Timberland Boots

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A grease stain can ruin the look of your Timberland boots.

Timberland boots are a brand name hiking or work boot and are generally made of leather or suede. If treated with a waterproof coating, they can last for many years. However, there are times when, be it from work or a family barbecue, that a drop of grease finds its way onto your boots. While you may think that is the end of your nice and clean boots, you can remove the grease stain or at least make it lighter and less noticeable.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper towel

  • Baby powder, talc powder or cornstarch

  • Toothbrush or soft cloth

Step 1

Place a piece of paper towel over the grease stain. Press the paper towel into the stain and soak up as much of the grease as you can. Replace with a new paper towel until you are unable to remove anymore grease.

Step 2

Coat the stained area with the baby powder, talc powder or cornstarch and cover the entire stain. Allow the powder to remain on the stained area overnight.

Step 3

Use the toothbrush or small soft cloth to brush all the powder off of the boot. Use the toothbrush to fluff up the grain of the leather or suede.

Step 4

Repeat steps two and three until the stain is gone, if necessary.


Treat the stain as soon as you can. The longer the grease is on the boot, the harder it is to remove. Treat your boots with a waterproof coating as this can make it easier to treat stains and clean the boots. If the stain is set in and the powder method does not work, there are products on the market designed to clean suede that may work.

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