First, make sure your leather goods are clean and dry.
Next, test a small amount of Smith’s Leather Balm on a hidden patch of leather to preview the results.
Start with a very small amount- a little goes a long way.
Leather is porous and will begin absorbing the natural oils in Smith’s Leather Balm immediately.
This means that lighter shades of leather may naturally darken slightly.
Most leather goods will not darken beyond their original shade and return to a lighter shade in time.
Minimize darkening by making sure you start with a very small amount.
Our dauber brush makes a great applicator and our detail brush is useful as well.
Massage the balm evenly into the surface of the leather and allow to dry.
While most of the balm will be absorbed into the surface of the leather, beeswax will not penetrate the surface of the leather and will need to be buffed with a horse hair brush or shop rag.
This will help seal the wax and provide protection from the elements.
Reapply Smith’s Leather Balm as necessary to restore, protect and extend the life of your favorite leather goods.
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