How to clean / shine and protect your patent shoes
patent leather shoes dress up a casual pair of pants, are a required part of a tuxedo ensemble and add elegance to an otherwise plain dress. If your shoes are dull and dirty, this sophisticated look is doomed. Patent leather shoes are constructed of regular leather, but a hard, high-gloss finish over the surface gives them their distinctive shine. When your black patent leather shoes need a good cleaning, skip the shoe cleaning products because you likely have what you need to clean them right at home.
Originally Patent involved applying successive coats of a linseed oil based lacquer to leather to produce a glossy impermeable finish. Today, most modern patent leathers have a plastic coating (PVC or polyurethane) to give that high gloss finish.
Overtime the gloss will become dull and need to be restored. To keep it's high shine look it's important to only use products specifically designed for Patent leather, regular shoe polish just won't work.
Caring for Patent shoes is relatively simple.
Step 1: To clean patent, simply wipe surface with a damp cloth and a bit of soap.
Step 2: Straightway buff with a dry soft cloth till you are happy with the shine.
Step 3: Use leather Dye to hide any scuffs and wear on the leather soles we recommend #TopShine Leather Dye.
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