How do I Use Granger's Leather Conditioner on Nubuck Shoes?

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How do I Use Granger's Leather Conditioner on Nubuck Shoes?
Protect your work boots by applying a leather conditioner like Granger's G-Max. (boots image by Trevor Rogers from

Granger's G-Max Leather Conditioner is made to increase the longevity of full-grain leather shoes and boots. The product conditions and waterproofs the leather while allowing it to remain breathable. You don't have to wait for your shoes to dry before applying Granger's leather conditioner because it works equally well on wet or dry leather. However, before applying any Granger's product, scrub the surface of the nubuck shoes with a shoe brush to remove any built-up dirt on the seams or around the sole.

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Things you need

  • Old newspaper or tarp
  • Granger's Universal Spray Cleaner
  • 3 soft, absorbent cloths
  • Granger's G-Max Leather Conditioner

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  1. 1

    Spread the newspaper or tarp on the table. This will protect your table's surface from any leather cleaner or conditioner that spills.

  2. 2

    Shake the bottle of spray cleaner to make sure the contents are mixed. Spray a medium-thick coat of cleaner on the shoes until they are visibly moist. Let the cleaner stay on the shoes for about one minute and then wipe the cleaner off with a soft cloth. Let the shoes air-dry completely.

  3. 3

    Open the tub of leather conditioner and dip the corner of a soft cloth in the paste, picking up about 1/2 tsp of conditioner. Using too much conditioner at once will take longer to work in and can make uneven spots in the finish.

  4. 4

    Spread the conditioner onto the shoes using a circular motion. Work the conditioner into the leather by pressing gently as you spread the conditioner. When the cloth starts to feel dry and no more conditioner can be seen spreading onto the shoes, dip the corner in the conditioner again. Continue spreading the conditioner on the shoes until the entire surface has been covered.

  5. 5

    Allow the shoes to dry completely, then apply a second coat of conditioner if desired. A second coat provides additional protection to shoes that will be frequently exposed to the elements.

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