Cleaning and waterproofing your shoes using WD-40®

When you think of WD-40 you’re probably thinking of lubricating squeaky door hinges, maintaining your tools or all its handy uses around the home; but we want to talk to you about cleaning trainers; aka ‘sneakers’, ‘kicks’, ‘creps’…that’s right!

Many people are (sadly) unaware of all the cool uses WD-40 has and that is can be used as a cleaner!

WD-40 is not simply a can that sits in your Dad’s garage or Grandad’s shed. WD-40 has over 2000 uses!

For example, did you know it can also remove crayon from walls, and WD-40 cleans coffee stains too!

Everyone needs a can of WD-40; it can literally be used for so many things; all from just one can!

Back to cleaning shoes with WD-40…the weather is awesome at the moment, it’s festival season, life is good. That is until someone spills ketchup from their hotdog all over your fresh, whiter than snow trainers that you just bought to show of your tan. Fail.

No stress, WD-40 has got you…

Did you know, when it comes to cleaning shoes, WD-40 is a person’s absolute best friend.

Make some room alongside your dry shampoo and deodorant, because if you’re hitting the festivals, or just generally like to keep your creps fresh, you are going to want a can with you!

 Cleaning your shoes with WD-40:

  1. Simply spray WD-40 on your shoe (remember you can use the wide or precision spray, depending on where the stain is) and wipe down with a clean cloth. Simple.

P.S When our British weather returns, spraying WD-40 multi-use product on your shoes will also waterproof them too! Winner.

How to waterproof your shoes with WD-40:

  1. Just spray the whole surface of the shoe with a coat of WD-40 and it will act as barrier, so water can’t penetrate the material.

Cleaning and waterproofing your shoes using wd40


The uses shown and described for WD-40 Multi-Use Product were provided to WD-40 Company by the users themselves. These uses haven’t been tested by WD-40 Company and do not constitute a recommendation of suggestion for use by WD-40 Company. Common sense should be exercised whenever using WD-40 Company products. Always follow the instructions and take heed of any warnings printed on the packaging.

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