Originally Posted by Nikos
Hello kind Sirs,
Off topic, but I thought I could ask:
My wife's rather old Mulberry bag had these rain stains, so I thought it could use some renovateur. I used it twice within a few days, brushed/buffed, same as I do with my shoes. The stains are still there, which is fine, but the leather looks much better now, it needed the nourishment.
However, the following day I noticed this white residue which will not brush off.
Any ideas? Thanks
I have a wafer thin Mulberry document bag. Bought it many years ago, before they became fashionable. Believe the early stuff was all made in the UK. Anyway, a lot of their leather has a slightly pitted surface, into which RM Williams saddle dressing spreads evenly, but does tent to dry with whitish spots. Best solution has been for me to condition just once a year, during the hottest months. I leave the bag in direct sunlight by the window to warm up first. Same with the tin of dressing. Just use your common sense, old rags and lots of buffing. A day outside in really hot weather fully sets and cures it. Simple. Just be aware that my Mulberry has darkened/ patinated quite considerably since new. Must be down to the suns rays on the leather + RMW dressing, as the same conditioned area under the main flap is much lighter in colour.
No real reason as to why I use RMW dressing. Always have and probably always will. The only thing I don't use it on is RMW boots... go figure.
This probably isn't as much off-topic as might appear... same rules apply to conditioning your shoes, whatever your choice of product.