How to Shine Shoes

This comprehensive shoeshine regimen which we recommend doing two to three times annually. With it, you completely strip off old finishes, thereby removing all waxes (natural or unnatural) and dirt that may have accumulated throughout use.

This prepares the leather to get deep and overall nourishment from Saphir’s Medaille d’Or shoe polishes and fully rebuilds the protective wax finish. This is the most thorough glow — think of it as”spring cleaning” — and will completely renew the finish and patina of your shoe.

Detailed In-Depth Method On How To Shine Shoes

Shoe Shine

The first step to making a shoe shine would be to use the Saphir Reno Mat into a cotton cloth. Test it on a small hidden spot of the shoe before applying it to the whole shoe to be sure that the Reno Mat doesn’t respond negatively in your shoe. Use moderate to firm pressure and little circular motions to be able to rub the hard wax away.

Concentrate on the areas of the shoe where you’ve got a good deal of build up of hard waxes- particularly on the toe box. Once you have finished, spritz a little bit of water on the shoe and wash away any excess. Allow 30-35 minutes for the boot to dry before continuing to Step 2.

Step 2

Deep State with Saphir Dubbin Graisse

Employ the Saphir Medaille D’Or Dubbin Graisse with a cotton chamois. Put on the Graisse using a cotton chamois in small, circular motions. You will discover the leather darken almost instantly as it becomes saturated with all the nutrients of the Graisse. Be sure to only applying the Dubbin across the vamp and on the face of the shoes. Do NOT apply to some of those hard countered areas of the shoe like the toe box or back.

Allow at least 24 hours to the leather to absorb all of the nutrients. Once completed, permit the leather to absorb the nutrients for 2 days entirely. Because the leather is completely saturated when the Grassie is applied, it won’t require a polish till it dries. It’s important to note that the Graisse will change the color of your shoes nor leave a greasy finish. After drying, your leather will be wholly re-nourished and prepared to take regular shoe polish.

Step 3

Saphir Renovateur is arguably the business’s best-known and most popular item. This mink-oil based cleaner and conditioner contains no waxes and penetrates deep into leather pores to both wash and condition.

We use it as the foundation before applying pigmented polish. Using light to moderate pressure, brush away any excess Dubbin with a huge horsehair shoe brush. Employ Saphir Renovateur with your cotton chamois and massage it into the leather, using a medium to firm pressure. Allow 3-5 minutes for the Renovateur to penetrate the leather. Then buff away the Renovateur with the horsehair brush.

Step 4

After stripping the other finish with Reno Mat, we recommend applying three successive coats to reconstruct the protective wax finish. After utilizing the Reno Mat, one layer is inadequate and will leave the leather exposed. Start by analyzing a small area of a concealed section of the shoe to ascertain which color of the cream polish is greatest.

Apply a thin coating of Saphir Medaille D’Or Pommadier cream polish using a cotton chamois (less is more when it comes to a cream polish) and massage it in the leather. After allowing the polish to dry for about 3 minutes, then gently buff with a horsehair brush to remove any surface buildup.

Step 5

Polish with Saphir Pate de Luxe Wax Polish

Saphir Medaille d’Or Pate de Lux Wax Polish provides the last coat of wax to bring a high-gloss glow and to waterproof the sneakers. By now, we’ve built up the finish with three to five layers of wax and cream polish, thereby giving a generous, protective finish against scuffs and water.

Apply a coat of the Saphir Medaille d’Or Pate de Luxe Wax Polish with a cotton chamois cloth and massage the wax into the leather with small, circular motions. After applying two coats of this wax polish, allow the wax dry. When the wax has dried, start to buff the shoe using a horsehair brush.

Step 6

Recolor Edges

Employ the Renovateur Repair Cream with your finger and smooth the edge dressing table across the borders of your shoe. Because this has pigment and resin, it does a fantastic job of filling any sort of scuffs or indentations to smooth off the surface.

You can just apply this together with your finger and then just smooth it across the whole edge. You need to be careful not to get any of this on the top itself since it’s a permanent resin-based dye. Permit the border dressing to dry for 3-5 minutes before continuing on to the last step.

Step 7

Last, use the Saphir Sole Guard to your cotton chamois cloth and massage it to the bottoms of your shoes. You wish to use it sparingly since you don’t need any sort of excess on the true sole itself. Take several programs because the leather sole absorbs this fairly easily.

Once you apply this you are likely to need to allow at least an hour to the leather sole to fully absorb the Sole Guard and also for it to set. Another thing that’s nice about the only shield is it has been modified so that it will not rub off once it is dried.