How Get Salt Stains Off My Uggs

Suede Ugg boots keep feet warm in cold weather without sacrificing fashion for functionality. When road salt has been sprinkled over sidewalks and streets to melt snow and ice, the resulting salty slush can leave white stains on your boots. Leaving the salt stains to build-up detracts from the appearance of your Ugg boots, but improper washing can ruin the suede altogether. Simple home remedies combined with proper suede care will remove the salt stains without causing damage.

Remove dried salt from the surface by brushing the suede on your Ugg boots. Brush with the nap, then against, to remove as much of the white stain as possible.

Combine one part white vinegar and one part water in a bowl. Dampen a clean cloth with the diluted vinegar solution. Blot the salt stains on your Ugg boots with the vinegar-dampened cloth to remove the white salt stains.

Dampen another clean cloth with water. Dab at the suede surface to rinse the boots.

Pat the suede surface dry with a clean cloth. Turn a hairdryer onto the cold air setting and aim it toward the suede to speed the drying process.

Fluff the suede nap by brushing it with the suede brush.


Protect your suede Ugg boots from salt and water stains by spraying them with a water-resistant suede spray. Ensure the boots are clean and stain-free before spraying then allow the spray to dry for a few hours before wearing the boots. Clean salt stains as soon as possible after they occur to remove them before they dry.


Never place suede boots in the dryer or near the heater to speed up the drying process. The heat causes suede fibres to shrink.

Things You'll Need

  • Suede brush
  • Bowl
  • White vinegar
  • Clean cloths
  • Hairdryer
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Mary Ylisela is a former teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education and mathematics. She has been a writer since 1996, specializing in business, fitness and education. Prior to teaching, Ylisela worked as a certified fitness instructor and a small-business owner.