How to Polish Your Shoes - Home Remedy

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How to Polish Your Shoes - Home Remedy
Polish Your Shoes - Home Remedy

Here's an old-fashioned remedy to make leather shoes shine with products you probably have at home.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Chamois Cloth
  • Lint-free Cloths
  • Olive (not Virgin) Oil
  • Vegetable Oils

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Remove any dirt or dust from the shoe with a slightly damp cloth. Clean the sides of the sole and the heels as well.

    How to Polish Your Shoes - Home Remedy
  2. 2

    Buff dry with another dry cloth.

    How to Polish Your Shoes - Home Remedy
  3. 3

    Pour a little olive oil or vegetable oil onto a dry, white, soft, lint-free cloth.

    How to Polish Your Shoes - Home Remedy
  4. 4

    Gently rub cloth over entire top of shoe.

  5. 5

    Rub the entire shoe until all the oil has been absorbed and the shoe sparkles.

    How to Polish Your Shoes - Home Remedy
  6. 6

    Buff the shoe with a chamois cloth to bring out all the shine.

    How to Polish Your Shoes - Home Remedy
  7. 7

    Add a dab of petroleum jelly to a clean cloth and lightly buff the entire shoe to keep the leather supple and to prevent cracking.

    How to Polish Your Shoes - Home Remedy

Tips and warnings

  • Always clean shoes first with a slightly damp cloth to remove any dirt or dust; this prevents scratches.
  • Use leather weatherproofer to keep water from leaving spots on shoes.

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