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How to clean and prevent them
Salt! The nasty killer that causes heart attacks from too much consumption, also causes heart pain when you must put those shoes you love, to rest from the horrible damage that salt can do to destroy them. Just like salt absorbs into the body and can you leave you dehydrated, the same is true for your footwear. It is inevitable, during these colder months, unless you never leave your house, the damage from the winter salt will creep on you. In some cases, or fabrics rather, this could happen quicker. With proper treatment and care, salt stains do not have to be an issue any longer. We have more than a few ways to help you keep your shoes & boots in top form.
In this guide you will find:
1. The best way to remove Salt, especially leather
2. How to regularly keep your footwear clean
3. Protection for all year round
Leather is a trusted fabric that offers so many benefits aside from just fashionable ones. Leather is durable, gets better with age and when cared for properly, looks better with age too. Part of the tanning process in the making of leather shoes, boots, and accessories, use salt to keep from decaying. When the material is soaked, the internal salts will rise to the surface and will cause damaging effects. Moneysworth & Best recognizes this not only as consumers of leather footwear ourselves, but that in order to keep everything looking and feeling great we need to take a look at ways of doing so to protect our footwear and other leather investments.
This first product is a salt remover recommended for Leather only. Salt crystals rub against leather acting like sandpaper, thus stripping the material of its natural oils and finishes. When the salt seeps on the leather, it will dry up the material and cause cracks and splits. A good salt remover will help take away any stains.
Removes salt stains quickly and easily with no rubbing or scrubbing. New revolutionary aerosol formula and BOV Technology works by dissolving and lifting the salt film back into the solution to be wiped away with a cloth. Recommended for leather only. NOTE: Not recommended for use on Vegan Leather or Plastic materials. Before using any M&B products, please read labels and check to make sure that your materials are suitable for these products. Remove any dust or dirt from the surface. Choose a small, inconspicuous area (e.g., shoe’s lower tongue or garment’s underarm) and test for colourfastness and compatibility with the material. Warning: May darken lighter colours or leave a white residue on some pre-treated articles.
How to Use:
1. Hold can upright and generously spray area with salt stain remover
2. Use a clean cloth to remove any residue
3. For tougher stains a second coat may be required
4. Allow to fully dry before wearing again
Leather is not the only footwear we choose to adorn our feet with, and thus options to clean and protect are a must for all materials. If you are looking for a multi-purpose cleaner that will be gentle, yet effective on removing salt stains from all areas that can and will be damaged, we have our M&B Salt Stain Remover.
Gently and instantly removes salt stains and dirt from leather, vinyl, suede, fabric, footwear, pant cuffs and car interiors. Easy application, no rinsing or wiping. Includes convenient sponge applicator.
1. Remove any dust or dirt from the surface.
2. Choose a small, inconspicuous area (e.g., shoe’s lower tongue or garment’s underarm) and test for colourfastness and compatibility with the material.
Warning: May darken lighter colours or leave a white residue on some pre-treated articles.
How to Use:
1. Invert Bottle and press on surface to open valve
2. Rub over the salt stain
3. Repeat if necessary
4. Allow to dry completely
NOTE: Safe to use on vegan leather & faux leather.
For your convenience we also sell replacement sponges, so no product goes to waste. For additional protection, you may also use the M&B Pro-Tex, discussed below for the ultimate salt stain protection.
We live in a time where anything wipes is a blessing from the heavens. Convenient, effective, and easy… oh so easy. We agree and we aim to please! You have been given options on how to remove the salt stains but lets give you a handy way of keeping your shoes and boots a good clean on the go with you’ve guessed it… a 100% biodegradable, freshly scented, quick solution to make your cleaning that much easier.
Each wipe is soaked in a salt-removing solution that effectively removes dirt and prevents salt stains from setting into footwear. This resealable pack includes 16 disposable wipes made with all-natural ingredients and are 100% biodegradable. Quick and easy to use, making them perfect for travel. Great to keep in your purse, briefcase, luggage, glovebox, closet, backpack, locker and more. For use on leather, vinyl or suede footwear and accessories.
NOTE: Safe to use on vegan leather & faux leather.
It’s not just about the salt, although despite what we have been talking about. It’s about how to keep your footwear clean and stain free, from the salt, as well as other weather conditions. When you are looking for the ultimate protector for your footwear & garments, we introduce you again to the Moneysworth and Best Protex Water and Stain Protector Spray. With a unique, quick drying, non-silicone, fluro-polymer formula you will create an invisible shield that will protect not only your footwear, but your outdoor materials without having to worry about discoloring and breathability. Just think of the money and time you will save knowing your footwear and furniture will look great, last longer and be easy to care for year after year.
PRO-TEX™ is an all-weather, year-round water and stain protector for all genuine or man-made leathers, suede, canvas, and fabric. It coats the fibers to create an invisible shield that helps guard against rain, snow, dirt, sleet, oils, UV rays and salt stains. It helps to preserve leather and prevent cracking, discolouration, and premature aging. Use on footwear, garments, furniture, drapes, and accessories. Does not contain silicone.
How to Use:
Choose a small, inconspicuous area (e.g. shoe’s lower tongue or garment’s underarm) and test for colourfastness and compatibility with the material. Warning: May darken lighter colours or leave a white residue on some pre-treated articles.
1. First test on a small inconspicuous area. The area must be clean and dry. You can use this product on all man-made leathers, suede, nubuck and fabric of every color.
2. Hold can upright 8"-12" away from the surface. Shake can well and apply an even spray making sure to include all seams and leather soles.
3. Let dry for one hour and spray again. Do not soak the area. Your shoes are now protected from the elements!
NOTE: Not recommended for use on Vegan Leather or Plastic materials. Before using any M&B products, please read labels and check to make sure that your materials are suitable for these products.
We know that if you do not care for your footwear properly that damage is inevitable. Salt although makes your food tasty and more satisfying, in moderation that is, does not have the same satisfying effect when it smatters your shoes, boots & accessories. To prevent the heartache that comes with chucking those beloved fashion must-haves into the garbage, stock up instead on Shoe care must-haves like salt removers, salt stain removers, winter wipes and protective all year-round spray, to keep your shoes and boots clean and protected. Leave the salt to your pantry instead of your closets.