Waterproof Boots with Beeswax

Learn how to waterproof your leather boots to keep them protected from rain and the elements by using beeswax and a Wagner heat gun.


How to Waterproof Boots

Waterproofing boots with beeswax is a simple and cost-effective way to give your leather boots a great waterproofing layer to keep your feet dry no matter the weather. Check out how easy this is to do by following the simple steps below.

*Please note that this can change the color of your boots, especially if your boots are rough leather like ours were. These are just very old work boots though and we knew it may change the color of the boots but wanted them to be waterproof. Find more information about this and details about how to do this on my blog.


Prepare Materials

Clean your boots off.

How to waterproof boots with beeswax

Melt Beeswax

Place Beeswax into a microwave-safe bowl and melt it in the microwave.

Melt beeswax pellets in microwave

Apply beeswax to boots

Use a clean toothbrush to apply the beeswax to your leather boots.

Use toothbrush to apply beeswax to boots for waterproofing

Use heat gun to melt apply wax into the leather of boot

Use a Wagner HT400 Heat Gun to heat the wax up. You will see it melt into the boot pretty quickly. Use a paper towel to wipe up any excess or drips.

Heat beeswax with Wagner HT400 heat gun

Apply wax to other boot

Repeat with your other boot.

Apply wax to other boot for waterproofing

Put freshly waterproofed boots to use

Enjoy your newly waterproofed boots!

Test a small area of boot to see if waterproof works
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