Keeping your shoes well-maintained is crucial for extending their life and keeping them looking sharp. One simple way to achieve this is by using a good quality shoe polish.
If you prefer a neutral color, rather than black or brown, this DIY guide is for you! With a few simple ingredients, you can create your own neutral shoe polish in no time.
- Bees Wax – 250g
- Turpentine – 31ml
- Paraffin oil – 31ml
- Petroleum – 62ml
- Black or no colorant (optional)
- Start by melting the beeswax in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl placed over a pot of simmering water.
- Once the beeswax is melted, add the turpentine, paraffin oil, and petroleum. Stir until well combined.
- If you want to add a black colorant, now is the time to do so. Mix until the color is evenly distributed.
- Remove the mixture from heat and allow it to cool.
- Once the mixture has cooled to room temperature, you can start using it.
To use the shoe polish, simply apply a small amount to a soft cloth and rub it into the leather. Let it sit for a few minutes to absorb and then buff with a clean, dry cloth. Repeat as needed to achieve the desired shine.
In conclusion, making your own neutral shoe polish is a simple and cost-effective way to keep your shoes looking great.
With just a few ingredients and some basic supplies, you can create a custom polish that will help keep your shoes looking their best. Happy polishing!”