Video: How to Waterproof Leather Hunting Boots and Gloves

This cheap DIY fix will keep your hands and feet dry all year long

Here’s the best way to waterproof your leather boots and gloves. The best part? It’s dirt-cheap. This trick will also soften and preserve the leather. Just pick up a wax toilet gasket at the local hardware store, clean up your boots or gloves with a brush or cloth, and then warm them in the sun or in front of a stove or heater. Then rub the wax into the leather. Let them sit in a warm place or in the sunshine while the wax penetrates. That’s it—you’re done. Check out the video to see exactly how I do it.

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