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Waterproofing your leather shoes (as well as some types of cloth shoes) is essential to surviving winter weather,

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Water proof Shoes - Important Tricks And Tips

Water proof Shoes - Important Tricks And Tips

Waterproofing your leather shoes (as well as some types of cloth shoes) is essential to surviving winter weather, since water can harm or completely ruin leather. All waterproofing solutions work similarly to create a thin barrier on the surface of your leather that cannot be permeated by water.

Before you commence the waterproofing process, take a close look at your shoes and determine what type of leather and other materials it is made of. Examine the shoe box for any special cleaning instructions that you will need to keep in thoughts. Then select a waterproofing product that is made for your type of leather.

For waterproofing shoes, you may select best site here whether spray or a semi-solid wax product. Sprays are much easier to use, but may well not be able to provide a good thick water proof coat. On the other hand, you must not use a spray (which usually contains silicone) on thin, sensitive leathers. The manufacturer with this leather may recommend a semi-solid product for water proof shoes.

Before you get started waterproofing, do a "spot test" over a small, hard-to-see area on your shoes. A good spot is somewhere inside the shoes, such as on the underside of the language. If you notice any color or texture changes, or any damage, stop and don't use the product. Contact the manufacturer of your shoes to know how to proceed.

If all will go well, you can get started waterproofing leather. Some waxy products contain a clean, while some are rub-on. In case utilizing a rub-on product, get an easy, soft, cloth. Go through the directions first - most likely, they will tell you to rub in slow circular motions also to apply more than one coat for waterproofing shoes.

If you use a brush, the process is much the same, except that you can make slower circular motions with the brush, and try to apply a little bit of pressure so that the brush can get deep into splits. However, be sure to are utilizing a soft brush specially designed for this purpose, otherwise you might scratch the shoes. Professionals usually recommend that a brush be used for fabric waterproofing, as well.

Speaking of cracks, whether by using a cloth or brush, you should spend extra attention on all seams, cracks, raised areas, and any imperfections in the leather. Slather of course on these areas in order that it can really sink in, and rub copiously. Replicate up to three times if necessary to water-proof these important areas.

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