A Guide On How To Clean And Maintain Your Tactical Boots

When you purchase tactical boots, you need to maintain them by cleaning and polishing them so you get the most wear and durability out of them. 

What do I need?

  • Cloths - one damp and one dry
  • A horsehair polish brush
  • Shoe polish (we recommend Kiwi polish)
  • Newspaper, an old towel or bedsheet (something to protect your work surface)

How do I clean my tactical boots?

  1. Start by removing any dust and dirt from the boots including the soles with the polish brush. You may need to dampen the brush. Allow any dirt or mud to be completely dry before brushing it off.
  2. Wipe your boots down with a damp cloth to remove any remaining dirt or dust
  3. Using a dry cloth, apply a generous amount of polish using small, circular motions to the boots. Allow up to 15 minutes for this to dry. This base layer smooths out any imperfections with the leather so this will not create a shine yet.
  4. To remove any excess polish from the step before, use a soft haired brush or a dry cloth to scrub the boot. Wait for a further 5 minutes.
  5. Using a small amount of polish on a damp cloth, repeat the small circular motion onto the boot. 
  6. Repeat this until the boot is covered entirely with new polish. You may need several coats to get a strong shine. Alternating between eacH boot will allow each layer to dry before adding more polish.
  7. Once the polish has dried, use a dry, clean cloth to buff your boots. 

Some key things to remember when polishing your boots is to use a small, thin amount of polish, applying it to the boots with small, circular motions. Once the base layer is on, and you have completed the first shine, it will become easier and the process will become faster.  

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Order Value Standard Delivery
(Royal Mail 'Tracked 48'. 2 to 3 working days)
Express Delivery
(Royal Mail 'Tracked 24'. 1 to 2 working days)
Priority Delivery
(DPD - next working day courier). Orders placed by 3pm
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  • Postage rates apply to online orders with total weights under 10kg.
  • Next working day courier to UK overseas addresses, Northern Ireland and the highlands of Scotland do not count as mainland UK and will be charged at £19.99 (Royal Mail options are the same as for the UK).
  • Orders to BFPO addresses will be sent Standard Royal Mail 48. Although BFPO orders will be shipped the same day, please allow additional delivery time to arrive at the final destination address.
  • Orders to the Republic of Ireland will be charged at £19.99 and are sent Royal Mail International delivery

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1. Refusal to accept delivery of an order will result in a £15 deduction from the refund against the cost of goods.

2. If you need your order re-consigned to a new address, (excluding a neighbours) after dispatch a £10 surcharge may be applied to cover the courier fees.

3. If you are unable to receive a delivery and the goods are returned to us, a second postage equal to the original will be required to re-dispatch the goods, or if a refund is requested, a £15 deduction will be applied.

4. Please ensure that you enter a complete and accurate delivery address as PatrolStore.com cannot be held responsible for items which go missing or are delayed due to inaccurate or incomplete delivery address information.

5. 'Standard Delivery' and 'Express Delivery' are not signed-for services and are not considered lost until 15 working days have passed from the date of dispatch. Once 15 working days have expired we will provide a replacement via a courier or special delivery service. We regret that we cannot refund such items that are lost, or send replacements before the 15 working day period. Please choose 'Priority' delivery if you require items urgently.

6. Postcodes for Highlands and Islands of Scotland, N Ireland, Isle of Man & Isles of Scilly, Channel Islands and Isle of Wight are: FK17-99, G83, KW1-14, IV, HS, KA27-28, PA20-49, PA60-78, PH15-26, PH30-44, PH49-50, ZE, AB51

7. Guarantee: If your order does not arrive within the specified time frame for your delivery address, we will refund the full cost of your postage and packing to you.

8. Please call to discuss deliveries weighing more than 10Kg : 0800 999 4411

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