Patent Leather Shoe Care Guide

Patent leather is made using calf or cow leather that has been covered with a layer of polyurethane varnish, making it generally easy to take care of it. The recommended product to clean and recolour scratches on patent leather is the Saphir Beauté Du Cuir Vernis Rife.

Step 1: Brush off dust

Brush off any superficial dust on your shoes using a horsehair brush. The sturdiness and flexibility of the horsehair’s bristles allows easy dusting on the edges of the shoe, where most dust and dirt accumulates.

Hold the brush firmly and brush in a ‘back-and-forth’ motion.

Step 2: Applying the Patent Cleaner

We suggest using the Saphir Vernis Rife(Black) for black patent leather shoes while treating all other coloured patent leather shoes with Saphir Vernis Rife(Neutral).

Wrap a clean part of a cotton cloth around your first two fingers. Take a coin-sized amount of the patent cleaner and wipe the shoes using small circular motions. Repeat this process by taking more product if necessary.

Step 3: Dry Buffing with a clean cotton cloth

To end, wipe the patent leather shoe with a clean part of a cotton cloth to remove any excess cleaner on the surface of the shoe. This would restore the beautiful and original shine of the patent leather.

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