I don't know if you got the overnight idea from me, but I need to clarify my procedure:quote:Originally posted by josepidal
How long do you let shoe cream dry before polishing? Straightforward question. Especially when applying multiple layers of different colors?
Briiian13 has said 20 minutes; I've seen another poster say overnight.
Fully ACK.quote:Originally posted by hreljan
I leave wax/polish on overnight, but not cream. I brush cream before drying. Wax gets a wonderfull shine when left overnight. Cream left too long will just dry up and look bad.
It's very important to note that cream has a primary function to moisturise the leather, while wax/polish's primary function is to provide shine and some weather protection.
Sounds quite good to me. I'm doing the same and my oldest operational pair of shoes dates back to 2001, when I started buying fine shoes.quote:Originally posted by Roger
Actually, when I'm feeling more compulsive and have time to spare, I start with a leather cleaner/conditioner before the application of the cream. As for the cream application, my assumption has been that you want to really rub it as deeply as possible into the leather, removing any that remains in a blob on the surface. This followed promptly with a good buffing (I use a brush for this) should leave the cream where you want it--under the surface of the leather. What do you all think? Is this just another ill-conceived shoe-care ritual?
I've felt that one, let me tell you.quote:Originally posted by zegnamtl
we have digressed somewhat,
but the UK should have most favored nation status and therefore very low, if any import duties, the GST however will be heavy!
I used "overnight" as a proxy for very long time for two reasons:quote:Originally posted by zegnamtl
I leave wax/polish on overnight,
Do you think there is a noticeable difference between a shorter period and overnight?
I have polished a lot of shoes in my day and I am can't say that I have noticed a difference once the polish gets to a certain stage.