How To Polish Your Black Shoes
How To Polish Your Black Shoes

It’s common sense that your shoes need good care to stay pup and extend their lifetime.

Cleaning and polishing your shoes the right way will make them look great and make them stay longer.

In this brief, I will guide you on polishing and shining your official black shoes.

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Get the suitable materials To Polish Your Black Shoes

This is the first step; you need to have appropriate materials before continuing.

Ensure you have the suitable polish and a good polishing brush.

Shoe polishers in the market today are available in many forms. Some are available in wax, creams, and liquids.

This means that it is up to you to decide the suitable shoe polish to use.

They are also available in various colors, but today, we will choose the black color.

Cover your workplace with newspapers

The reality of the matter is that polishing shoes are a messy task.

You need to ensure that your work point is secured against the polish for this treason.

Your furniture and floor should be protected against the stain. You can as well use brown paper bags.

Clean the shoes

One mistake that people make is applying shoe polish to a dirty area.

To make it get on well and at the same time shine your shoes, you need first to clean them.

For this reason, you have to brush your shoes vigorously with your horsehair brush to remove all the dirt and debris.

You can also use a black dampened cloth and wipe it all around to remove the dirt.

Apply the polish

Now that your shoes are clean, the next step is to apply the polish.

Get the polish on your brush and apply it in a circular motion.

Apply medium pressure on your shoes to ensure the polish is applied correctly.

Don’t forget the toes and the heel, which gets the most wear.

The next step is to use a toothbrush to apply the polish on the hard-to-reach areas, such as the upper’s edge and the tongue’s cracks.

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Allow the polish to dry.

After the polish has dried completely, then add a layer of polish.

To be sure that the shoe polish has dried up completely, leave your shoe for about 20 minutes.

It’s not a must you apply another layer, but if you feel that your shoe needs another layer to shine the way you want, then do it.

Brush off the excess polish

Once you are done applying the polish, the next thing is to brush off the excess polish on your shoes.

Don’t be afraid to put some grease into it.

The more you brush, in this case, the more the polish gets inside the shoe fabric.

Buff the shoe with a soft cloth and use the spit shine method

This method is mainly used in the military to achieve a hard shine.

You must spray a little water into the shoe and later apply another layer of polish.

It would help if you kept repeating this until you achieved the desired level of shine.

Try fire shining

This method involves lighting the shoe polish on a fire until it has melted.

After that, you can apply it to the shoe using the same spit method.

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