Benefits of using this product
o Maintains Durable Water Repellency (DWR) of footwear.
o It prolongs the life of gear and optimises performance in wet weather
o Prevents "wetting out" (saturation) of leather.
o WaterBased - environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non flammable, non hazardous
o Does not contain fluorocarbons
o All smooth leather footwear and saddlery
How to apply
For best results clean footwear using Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel.
o Shake well before use.
o Rub the wax thoroughly into wet or dry clean leather, using either the sponge applicator or your fingers, paying special attention to seams.
o Remove any excess with a cloth and buff to a shine.
Note: May darken leather. Test on a hidden area first. Waterproofing Wax for Leather™ will convert nubuck to a smooth waxy finish.
o Leave footwear to dry at room temperature.
o Paper can be stuffed into the toes to absorb excess moisture, this should be replaced when wet.
o Keep footwear away from fires and radiators, drying too quickly can crack leather and cause bonded soles to peel.
When to use this product
Your footwear could be soaking up water just because it is dirty. First, try cleaning it with Nikwax Footwear Cleaning Gel, and if it is fairly new, or recently re-waterproofed, the Durable Water Repellency (DWR) will be revitalised just from cleaning. But, once the footwear has been thoroughly worn you will need to add DWR by using Nikwax Waterproofing Wax for Leather.