I just go a tub of Renovateur today and used it for the first time.
I stripped the mirror shine of my oxford's toe caps, then after a general cleaning with rubbing alcohol as I usually do, I rubbed in a coat of Renovateur, let it sit for a few minutes, then buffed off with a horsehair brush. After this I immediately started on my usual mirror shine with Pate De Luxe. However, this time I found it harder than normal to get to the usual level of shine that I would achieve.
Should I be letting the Renovateur absorb for a longer period before I start applying the pate de luxe? Or is this because I neglected to apply a layer of cream polish before I finished with the wax polish? (Before I got the Renovateur, I would usually apply a layer of cream polish before I moved to the wax polish)