How to restore Chelsea boots

Are your quality leather Chelsea boots scuffed and damaged? Whether it’s one too many whole-hearted rodeos or a season of free-roaming festivals or inner-city scuffs and bingles that have left their mark, this pro-grade restoration kit lets you restore the colour and lustre to your favourite riding boots with ease.

Reboot offers a durable finish that can restore the scuffs and scrapes on your favourite boots bringing them back to their impressive best. More durable than polish, it actually allows you to replace coatings that have been worn away Even after years of wear and tear, your boots can still look beautifully maintained and continue to turn heads.

2 - 5 steps

There are 2 main steps to recoating your boots plus some optional steps.

1) Clean

2) Apply Reboot

Optional steps for scuffed boots:

1) Sand to smooth rough areas

2) Glue loose tags and fill pits and scuffs with leather filler (sold separately)

3) Apply Waxy Nourish-Shiny then buff to a high shine (sold separately)

The products

1) Reboot Kit

The kit includes Spot & Prep (No.4) and Reboot (No.28). The available colours include Black and Chestnut RMW . It is best to use a matching colour so that the new finish is harmonious with the original colour. This is not a colour change system.


2) Filler & Glue Kit

3) Waxy Nourish (No.9)

4) Accessories: Brush, Cloth, Sandpaper, Drop sheet



Spray Spot & Prep (No.4) over one area of the leather.


Working quickly and using a soft scourer or brush, gently agitate the cleaning solution into the grain and crevices. Light pressure is ideal and if the scourer seems to abrasive, soften and flatten the fibres by rubbing it on a hard surface for a minute or two.

Sand any nics, roughness or scuffs

Lightly sand any scuffed areas to smooth the surface.

Optional: If there are deep dents or loose tags, Leather Hero’s Fill (No.14) & Glue (No.16) can help. Bond any tags using glue then fill, cure and smooth the dents. Note that a dash of Reboot Colour (No.28) can be added to the leather filler to create a tinted filling compound.

Load applicator

Pour some Reboot Colour onto an applicator sponge.

wipe on

Using light to moderate pressure and even strokes, wipe the first colour over the boots, one area at a time. Avoid any fabric components, contrast features, and branding tags by leaving a 1-2mm margin of leather uncoated. Continue coating the boots until all areas are evenly coated. Allow drying for around 30 minutes to 1 hour or use a hairdryer to speed drying. Apply 2-3 coats of Reboot Colour or continue until you are satisfied with the coverage and finish. The heel and edges of the sole can also be coated if desired. Allow drying between each coat.

Refine edges

To refine your colouring at the edges, try cutting the applicator sponge into quarters to create points. Use the tips to carefully coat the leather where it joins components you do not wish to colour. Apply a couple of coats to render an even and well-blended finish

Get into the nooks & crannies

Dip a cotton tip or a fine paintbrush into the Reboot Colour then paint the crevices as needed. Leave the boots to dry for 24-48 hours before polishing.


Apply Waxy Nourish (No.9) to the leather and allow a few minutes for it to set (it will look matte). Use a lint free cloth to buff and polish the treated areas.



These boots are still in great condition but have some scuffs in need of repair.


Beautiful! These trusty boots are looking good and are ready for their next adventure.

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Size 50ml
Color Chestnut RMW

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Reboot (No.28)

Leather colourant for black & chestnut coloured riding boots & accessories. Reboot (No.28) restores worn colour and covers surface scuffs and other imperfections on brown and black leather boots.

  • Easy to apply, all-in-one wipe-on leather colourant
  • Gently covers surface scratches and general wear
  • Chestnut RMW is matched to RMWilliams Chestnut colour (dark brown)
  • Durable, self-sealing and satin finish
  • Can be polished with Waxy Nourish (No.9) - Shiny to render shine (sold separately)
  • Restore your boots like a professional 

2 Steps

Designed with riding boots and classic Chelsea boots in mind, this leather finish is easy to apply and gives a fast and durable make-over.

  1. Clean with Spot & Prep (No.4) to remove soiling, waxes, oils and silicones
  2. Apply one or more coats of Reboot all over the leather upper

If your leather has dents, scratches or scuffs, you can choose to do any of the following to repair or minimise gouges and surface irregularities: 

  1. Sand (800 grit sandpaper) or
  2. Glue and sand or
  3. Fill with Brown leather filler then sand

(Sold separately)

Not a boot polish

This is not a boot polish; it's a colourant; a refinishing cream that adds new coatings to the surface of your worn boots. If you've ever been frustrated by the fleeting effects of boot polish, you'll be glad you've discovered the extra coverage and wear you get with a pro-grade leather finishing product like Leather Hero Reboot. 

Two colours

Available in Chestnut and Black, this product lets you refinish your Chelsea boots and accessories of the same colour. The transformation is amazing. Repeat as needed to keep your boots looking great.

Want to know more about the products? Read through the info on this page then head to the How To library to learn more about choosing your colour and topcoat and how to use the products.

Need accessories for your job? Here they are.

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