Welly Care Guide – How To Look After Your Wellies


You’ve bought a pair of Muddy Puddles wellies for your child – great choice! If you’re not sure how to maintain and store them, don’t worry – we’ve created a handy welly care guide for you to make your life a little easier.

Our splash-proof and functional wellies have been designed to keep children’s feet dry and clean whatever the weather, come rain or shine. They are a must-have in our unpredictable British weather and your little explorers will probably live in them! Our wellies are durable and made to be handed down, but if you take care of them properly, they will last even longer.

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1) Clean

Keeping the wellies clean could be difficult (we all love the glorious mud!), however cleaning them is easier than you think. To keep your children’s wellies in excellent condition, remember to always wipe them clean after use using water and leave to dry away from direct sunlight or artificial heat sources. Use a soft, clean cloth soaked in lukewarm water to remove mud or grass attached to the wellies. Start wiping off your wellies at the top and work your way down. Don’t rub too hard.

Welly Care Guide - How To Look After Your Wellies

Well-used wellies may need an interior wash from time to time. To wash your wellies inside, make a cleaning solution with some water and a little dishwashing liquid (remember to avoid harsh detergents). Dip a cloth rag in the solution and rub the inside of your wellies. Use another rag to wipe off the solution when you have finished cleaning. Let your wellies dry naturally.

After cleaning apply a protective spray. If you follow this simple routine every couple of weeks, depending on the amount of wear, your boots will last months, even years longer.

2) Store

Store your boots in a cool, well ventilated place, away from strong light. Do not leave them on a radiator or boiler to ‘dry’ – or outside in the cold. Varying temperature will dry and crack the rubber, especially if a protective spray is not used on a regular basis. Remember to store your wellies upright – don’t fold them. Storing your wellies in a shoe/welly bag is a good idea. Make sure the bag has holes to prevent your wellies from getting mouldy.

Welly Care Guide - How To Look After Your Wellies

3) Dry

If the inside of your wellies gets wet after a good session of puddle-jumping, allow them to air dry for 24-48 hours. You can stuff your wellies with newspaper to speed up the drying process and to help them maintain their shape. Never dry your wellies in direct sunlight as it might cause the rubber to crack and damage.

Welly Care Guide - How To Look After Your Wellies

4) Removing your boots

Try not to use a step to remove your wellington boot – excessive stress being applied to the boot heel may lead to splitting.

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If for some reason our wellies don’t meet your expectations, we offer a 1-year quality guarantee. Our products are unisex made to last, so if taken care of properly, they will last years and can be handed down to younger siblings or smaller adventurers to enjoy.