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How to Fix Scratched Timberland Boots?

Timberland boots are some of the most popular boots on the market. They typically come in suede and leather varieties, but traditionally they come in nubuck leather. 

Since in these boots we have to take extra care. So, a little scratch can affect its durability as well as its appearance. 

So here in this article, I have provided a step-by-step process of how to fix scratched timberland boots.

Let’s get started!!

Required Tool for Repair Scratched Timberland Boots

To repair scuffed timberland boots you need the following products:

  1. Waterproofing spray (suede or leather)
  2. Boot brush, suede brush, or slightly rough towel
  3. Shoe wipes (or a warm washcloth)
  4. Cleaning spray or solution for your boot fabric
  5. Mild washing up liquid and a toothbrush
  6. Eraser
  7. Nubuck cleaning and sealing products

Step by Step Guide to Fix Scratched Timberland Boots

Here is the step-by-step guide to fixing scratched timberland boots in no time.

Step 1: Remove the Laces

Clean your entire shoe properly without laces getting in the way, or your laces getting soaked in the cleaning solution.

Step 2: Brush Away Loose Dirt

A boot brush is perfect for cleaning off the dirt and dust that gets caught in between your toes. It’s important to dry clean each boot since that’s what gets all the dirt and dust off.

For deeper scuffs and scratches brush with pressure to remove the debris. You can also get a suede brush specifically used for nubuck or suede boots cleaning.

Step 3: Remove Scratches with the Help of an Eraser

Small scratches on timberland boots can be removed by using a simple pencil eraser, a generic suede eraser, or a timberland cleaning bar can also be used to remove scuff marks on the surface of the boots. 

Step 4: Wipe Your Boots

Using your shoe wipes or a warm, slightly damp washcloth, gently wipe the entire outside surface of your boots to clean off any dirt or eraser debris left behind.

Step 5: Apply Boot Cleaner

If your boots are made of suede or nubuck leather, look for a cleaner for suede or nubuck cleaner. To get boots that are waterproof, oil repellent or water-resistant use the cleaners specific to them as it will help in maintaining the original texture of your boots.

Start the cleaning process once you have chosen the right cleaner. Place one hand inside your boot and apply a small amount using a sponge or the dedicated applicator on your product. 

Step 6: Wash the Soles

Do this step if your boots need deep cleansing. Mix some warm water with a little drop of washing liquid and use a toothbrush to scrub the soles

Step 7: Rinse Your Boots

Rinse off any remaining dirt and cleaner residue from the upper part of your boots by rinsing under clean running water. 

Step 8: Dry Your Boots

For performing the drying process, you should first use any type of paper to stuff the inside of the boots in this way it will retain its shape.

Dry your boots for 24 hours by keeping them in a warm place, do not use heat sources such as radiators or fireplaces. Also, never use hair dryers or similar heating tools to dry your boots.

Step 8: Buff Your Boots

Take a clean, dry suede brush and gently brush the surface of your Timberlands in one direction only. This will help the suede fibers lie straight again and return your boots to their normal appearance.

Step 9: Seal and Waterproof Your Boots

Use your waterproofing solution to spray and seal your boots as per the instructions on the product. Apply these products to a soft, clean cloth and gently wipe it over the boot in a single direction. 

Step 10: Add Laces to Your Boots

Clean and dry your shoelaces separately and then re-lace your shoes so they can look complete.


In Conclusion, when your shoes get scratched or scuffed their durability decreases. So, in the above article, I have provided a step-by-step guide on how to remove scratches from timberland boots, to make them long-lasting.