How to Clean a Supply Tool Belt

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Clean your supply tool belt to increase its lifespan.
Clean your supply tool belt to increase its lifespan. (Image: Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

There is no way to stay clean on a construction site or during a construction project, which is all the more reason you need to clean your supply tool belt. Supply tool belts made of cotton, polyester or nylon are cleaned in a washing machine. Leather tool belts need to be cleaned with more care. Traditionally, supply tool belts are made of leather because of its ability to withstand wear and tear. Dirt, dust, paint and other things stick to the inside and outside of your belts. Keep your belt clean by using materials available at your local hardware store.

Things You'll Need

  • Castile soap
  • Soft bristle brush
  • Soft cloths
  • Cooking pot
  • Glass container
  • Glass stirrer
  • 4 ounces lanolin
  • 6 ounces neatsfoot oil

Apply castile soap to a soft bristle brush. Lather the soap with water. Scrub the outside of the supply belt. Wipe off excess soap with a moist soft cloth.

Apply castile soap to a toothbrush. Lather the soap with water. Scrub the inside of the pouches on the belt. Wipe off excess soap with a moist soft cloth. Let the belt dry for 4 hours.

Heat 4 cups of water in a cooking pot. Heat the water to a simmer, but do not boil the water. Pour 4 ounces of lanolin into a glass container. Place the glass container into the cooking pot. The hot water melts the lanolin.

Pour 6 ounces of neat’s foot oil into the container with lanolin. Mix the lanolin and neat’s foot oil with a glass stirrer.

Moisten a soft cloth with the mixture. Rub the mixture on the exterior and interior of the belt using your fingertips. Let the mixture completely absorb for 2 hours. Your supply tool belt is now clean.

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