Originally Posted by charliebrown2
Disclaimer: noob shiner
So I've been under the impression that the general steps are 1) apply cream or paste to nourish the leather and 2) wax polish to create a shiny layer.
I bought one of those kiwi shoe shine kits that come with a black and a brown tin can. I've been presuming that the tin cans are wax polishes for step #2 (i apply cream, then polish from the kiwi tins). Upon closer look at the tins, I just now notice that the tins says "Premium Paste"
So have I been doubling up on the first step listed above where I applied both cream AND paste instead of cream OR paste and then wax? And if I did double up, is that bad for my shoes?
You need to understand "why", the function of cream and the function of wax.
I hope you did not go, cream, then wax, then cream, then wax! LOL
Cream first. Moisturize the leather. Let it dry, brush or buff.
Repeat cream if necessary.
After leather is moisturize, apply wax. Let it dry, brush or buff.
If you want spit shine, continue with wax in thin layers and water.
I find that a whiskey and a cigarette also helps.
If you are confused as to whether the "paste" is actually cream or wax, just look at the ingredients.