Help! I think I ruined my cordovan shoes! I purchased my first pair of cordovans from the shoebank. Then my cream at a retail store. The salesman told me to watch the video found on their site and told me to apply a light coat with a dauber.
I watched the video and applied even less than what the guy in the AE demo video was showing. They even tell you to apply it "thoroughly". I had read on these forums to apply conservatively so I thought that applying less than what the AE demo guy was showing would be adequate.
I wiped off most of it, brushed it with a horsehair brush, then buffed the shoe with a soft cotton cloth. But it left my shoe with a slightly dull shine in some places and a glossy shine in others. Is this a cause for concern? Will it go away if I don't polish it with cream for another couple months but instead just wipe the dull areas with a clean cotton cloth and horsehair brush from time to time? Would that take off from the thick layer of cream I just applied?
It will get better, that's nothing to worry about. Brush and buff.